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The Resource The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918 : Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester, Robert Beaken ; with a foreword by Terry Waite, CBE

The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918 : Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester, Robert Beaken ; with a foreword by Terry Waite, CBE

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The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918 : Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester
Title
The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918
Title remainder
Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester
Statement of responsibility
Robert Beaken ; with a foreword by Terry Waite, CBE
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Language
eng
Summary
The Church of England is popularly believed to have had a bad First World War. This book challenges that tired orthodoxy. It examines the relationship between parish churches and the Army during the war, using the important garrison town of Colchester as a case study. Colchester in 1914-18 was a microcosm both of English society and of the Church of England, in all their diversity. The presence ofthe Army also meant that wartime experiences and trends which were noticeable elsewhere in England were sharply felt in Colchester.<BR> For the generation of Britons who lived through the Great War,Christianity was an important part of their culture, world view and, in many instances, personal lives. To understand life on the home front during the war, it is vital to understand the part playedby Christianity, and particularly by the parishes of the Church of England. With the help of newly discovered archival material, this book reassesses the relations between clergy, soldiers and civilians to show that, contrary to widely-held belief, the clergy and their parishioners responded to the crisis of 1914-18 with courage, common sense and self-sacrifice: their ministry kept much of the population going during the Great War.<BR><BR> ROBERT BEAKEN is parish priest of St Mary the Virgin, Great Bardfield, and St Katharine, Little Bardfield, in Essex. He holds a PhD from King's College,London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of seven works, including <I>Cosmo Lang: Archbishop in War and Crisis</I> (2012)
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1962-
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Beaken, Robert
Dewey number
283.4209426/7230904
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.C54
LC item number
B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Waite, Terry
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  • Church of England
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Colchester (England)
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The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918 : Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester, Robert Beaken ; with a foreword by Terry Waite, CBE
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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CR9781782045366
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1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages)
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online
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9781782045366
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(ebook)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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The Church of England and the Home Front, 1914-1918 : Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester, Robert Beaken ; with a foreword by Terry Waite, CBE
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781782045366
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782045366
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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