That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People (Paperback)
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That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today `religion' has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. How did this happen? Is there any way back? This `relentlessly honest' and surprisingly entertaining book tells the dramatic and contentious story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life. The authors - religious correspondent Andrew Brown and academic Linda Woodhead - watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. That Was the Church, That Was shows what happened and explains why.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472951984
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Devastating, witty and - for anyone who has ever tried to love the C of E - profoundly melancholy ... Well informed and stylish * Prospect *
A ferocious, impassioned wake-up call ... Brown [and] Woodhead have come together to summon the Church of England to stop its navel-gazing, cease its internecine party warfare, quit its flirtation with managerial "voodoo", rediscover its true purpose and reconnect with those outside its doors. * The Tablet *
An honest portrait of the past four decades, surveying the Church of England's history, structures and organization, identifying its weaknesses and failures, and apportioning blame. * Times Literary Supplement *

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