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Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training : The Redbrick Challenge - David A. Dowland

Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training

The Redbrick Challenge

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780198269298
Number Of Pages: 252

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David Dowland presents one of the first analytical accounts of Anglican theological training during its formative period, the nineteenth century. Until this time Oxford and Cambridge had been recognized as the most desirable sources of Anglican clergymen, but there was to be an upsurgence of little-known colleges attended by lower-middle-class ordinands which cut across the assumption that the training received at the fashionable colleges was superior. Dowland discusses the official attitudes towards the innovation of training large numbers of middle-class and lower-middle-class men for the ministry in an industrial age where a shift of power to the lower classes was widespread.

`Important and well researched book ... this book skilfully fills a gap in 19th-century church history. It should be read by all involved today in the selection and training of ordinands.' Church Times `The book highlights very well the hard struggles with which the founders of 'red brick' theological colleges had to grapple ... The colleges and their founders are viewed both sympathetically and critically in what is a well-written account of an important aspect of Victoria church history.' Churchman `'...the careful research is well documented...'' Alan Dunstan, Theology `Dowland's book is a significant addition to the literature dealing with the Church of England in the nineteenth century ... Dowland clearly demonstrates his understanding of nineteenth century Anglican theological training, and he also handles important questions of class and status in an articulate and scholarly fashion. This book gives another insight into the changing climate of Anglicanism from the perspective of the theological education of is clergy.' Rene Kollar, St. Vincent Archabbey, Albion, vol 31, no 1, Spring 1999

Acknowledgementsp. v
List Of Abbreviationsp. ix
Introducdonp. 1
St David's College, Lampeterp. 9
King's College London: The Premier Collegep. 35
The Evangelical Foundations: St Aidan's, Birkenhead and St John's, Highburyp. 64
Kelhamp. 107
'The Next Best Thing': Official Attitudes towards the Collegesp. 151
Were Oxford and Cambridge Better than the Colleges?p. 177
Appendix: The Social Backgrounds Of Students At St David's, Lampeter, King's College London, And St John's, Highburyp. 216
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780198269298
ISBN-10: 0198269293
Series: Oxford Theological Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 14.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48