A History of the English Parish: The Culture of Religion by N. J. G. Pounds

By N. J. G. Pounds

so much writings on church heritage were involved almost always with church hierarchy, and with theology, liturgy and canon legislation. This ebook seems to be on the church 'from below', from the bottom stratum of its business enterprise - the parish - within which the church development is noticeable because the parishioners' handiwork and as a mirrored image of neighborhood pop culture. The ebook discusses in flip the foundation and improvement of the procedure of precisely-defined parishes, their functionality - by way of economics and body of workers - and the church cloth which embodied the aspirations of parishioners, who observed the church extra as an expression in their cultural and social hopes than because the embodiment in their religion. The publication ends with the failure of the parish to fulfill all of its duties - social, governmental and non secular - from the overdue eighteenth century onwards.

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