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ISBN-10: 0754654850

ISBN-13: 9780754654858

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Arguments for or opposed to the decline of Christianity as a cultural strength to be reckoned with have not often taken into consideration the particular strategies through which culture is transmitted, changed, embraced or rejected over the years. This publication sheds new mild at the importance of Christianity in overdue sleek Britain via a research of the households of Christian leaders and the transmission of Christian values. Furnishing an image of ways values fostered within the clerical domestic are handed directly to the following iteration, shaping the best way relations, paintings, civic provider and faith are lived out in grownup lifestyles, this examine allows a broader dialogue of the way, in our supposedly secular age, the Christian church exerts an oblique impact upon British tradition - not only via its leaders - yet in the course of the lives and paintings in their young children. Addressing the twin query of the way spiritual leaders impression their little ones, and the way their little ones impact society, the authors draw on new fundamental examine into the stories, ideals and values of Anglican bishops, their other halves and their grownup offspring. Davies and visitor undertake qualitative ways to in achieving a fancy snapshot of the clergyman as a qualified whose function has been noticeably reshaped because of pressures from in the church and from secular society. In drawing in leaders whose effect on society has been radical and far-reaching, they current particular insights into how clergy in achieving social strength in an age incredulous to ecclesiastical hierarchy. "Bishops, other halves and kids" marks an incredible enhance within the research of the social value of Christian culture and all it represents in wider British society.

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Our bishops reflect a mixture of the mobile ‘hierarchs’ and more static ‘traditionalists’ but also include some who reflect Ranson, Bryman and Hinings’ third classification of ‘youth’: these were ‘hierarchs’ with strong radical theological tendencies and favoring a ‘reformed and ecumenical‘ church. These bishops match, perhaps, those who were young priests at the time of Ransom, Bryman and Hinings’ study and who maintained their attitude into older age. Irrespective of type, one of our interests concerns the move into the bishop’s house or, as we shall speak of it, the palace, a description that more clearly invests the dwelling with a distinctive ethos.

These constraints he considered to be quite significant given the fact that many were, even so, ‘financially embarrassed’. In characteristically trenchant fashion Henson even spoke of the ‘sin of simony’ as having ‘crept back in disguise’ since ‘the possession of private means tends to become an important qualification for an appointment to an English bishopric’ (1939: 144). But times have changed. Most bishops move from their prior post, usually a parish rectory, vicarage, or now from a suffragan bishop’s residence to the palace.

It was his boarding school – ‘not particularly prestigious’ – that made a considerable impression upon him. The ‘staff were the best English stock, yeoman stock, and somehow they were all a community’. Then, his housemaster’s view of life, ‘very much sparked by the sense of the good, and the moral imperative’, added its influence to one who was ‘a born prefect’ who then received a commission during his national service which included service abroad when he would ‘go to some length to get to church services’, something that had ‘quite surprised’ him and caused him to laugh in the interview.

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