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The British Ethical Societies - I.D. MacKillop

The British Ethical Societies

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Published: 26th January 2012
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Originally published in 1986, this was a study of the British ethical societies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These societies emerged out of the vortex of distinctive social, philosophical, and religious ideas in the middle of the nineteenth century with the specific educative aim of providing society with non-religious moral instruction. They became havens of discussion, rallying-points for progressive campaigns (notably involving education and the Boer War), and places of secular worship for those estranged by Church and dissent. This network of humanistic clubs was established by an American, Stanton Coit, who had already set up a Society for Ethical Culture in New York. By 1906, the ethical movement in Britain comprised forty-six societies, though its influence began to wane after World War I. Dr Mackillop's comprehensive account considers the significant events and personalities in the history of the ethical movement.

Preface
Prologue
Ethical epoch
South place in Finsbury and Holborn
Bloomsbury and the Strand: the London ethical society
Bayswater: Stanton Coit's ethical church
The ethical movement
Epilogue
Bibliographical notes
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521155175
ISBN-10: 0521155177
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.28