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The Church of Ireland in Victorian Dublin Crawford, John 1 of 1

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1851828141
ISBN-13: 9781851828142
Sku: 39980659
Publish Date: 1/1/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  208
The Church of Ireland has received a considerable amount of attention recently from nineteenth-century historians but few have looked at it from the perspective of the local community, as has been the case with recent work by historians in Britain. This study of the church in Victorian Dublin begins with a survey of the development of the parishes and the building of churches. It examines the devotional life and pastoral concerns of the laity and the clergy and their changing roles. An analysis of churchgoing trends is included and comparison is made with trends in England and Scotland. The study includes developments in church architecture, the layout of church buildings and the content of church services. This is set in the context of the demographic changes and the overall decline in the churchs population in Dublin. While the study addresses the religious rivalry which existed between Catholics and Protestants, it also includes consideration of the laitys role in the management o
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