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Christianity and Society in the Modern World

Series Editor: Hugh Mcleod

This series of social historical studies explores the relationship between Christianity and its social context in the period since 1500. Recent exciting new research in this field has greatly increased our understanding of how the changing face of Christianity as a historical religion during the period affected contemporary social attitudes, customs, and behaviour. The books in this series draw this research together, providing new perspectives and interpretations on a fascinating area of social history and bringing it before a wider audience.

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1-10 of 16 results in Christianity and Society in the Modern World
  1. Catholicism in Modern Italy

    Religion, Society and Politics since 1861

    By John Pollard

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    John Pollard's book surveys the relationship between Catholicism and the process of change in Italy from Unification to the present day. Central to the book is the complex set of relationships between traditional religion and the forces of change. In a broad sweep, Catholicism in Modern ...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. European Religion in the Age of Great Cities

    1830-1930

    By Hugh McLeod

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    Europe in the nineteenth century saw spectacular growth in the size and number of cities and in the proportion of the population living in urban areas. Many contemporaries thought that this social revolution would bring about an equally dramatic change in religious life. This book, written by an...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England

    By Kenneth Charlton

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England is a study of the nature and extent of the education of women in the context of both Protestant and Catholic ideological debates. Examining the role of women both as recipients and agents of religious instruction, the author assesses the nature...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women in Early American Religion 1600-1850

    The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions

    By Marilyn J. Westerkamp

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion. Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Reformation and the Visual Arts

    The Protestant Image Question in Western and Eastern Europe

    By Sergiusz Michalski

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World

    Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Merry Wiesner-Hanks

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    The book surveys the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped sexual norms and conduct from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson. It is global in scope and geographic in organization, with chapters on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Europe, Latin America,...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. The British Missionary Enterprise since 1700

    By Jeffrey Cox

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    "... this book fills a gap in the historiography of mission history by providing a one-volume history of modern British missions... This work deserves a place on the shelves of university libraries and should be consulted by specialists and readers interested in the history of Christian missions."...

    Published November 1st 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Death of Christian Britain

    Understanding Secularisation, 1800–2000, 2nd Edition

    By Callum G. Brown

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    The Death of Christian Britain examines how the nation’s dominant religious culture has been destroyed. Callum Brown challenges the generally held view that secularization was a long and gradual process dating from the industrial revolution. Instead, he argues that it has been a catastrophic and...

    Published February 10th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Anabaptists

    By Hans-Jurgen Goertz

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    The Anabaptists were at the radical, utopian edge of the Reformation, ruthlessly repressed by Catholic, Lutheran and secular authorities alike. Hans-Jurgen Goertz gives a comprehensive account of their political and religious significance, their views, and their social setting within the wider...

    Published July 29th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Redcoat and Religion

    The Forgotten History of the British Soldier from the Age of Marlborough to the Eve of the First World War

    By Michael Snape

    Series: Christianity and Society in the Modern World

    This compelling study presents the most comprehensive examination available of the role of religion in the army during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through extensive analysis of official military sources, religious publications and personal memoirs, Michael Snape challenges the...

    Published May 29th 2008 by Routledge

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