The Nonconformist Conscience

Chapel and Politics, 1870-1914 by D.W. Bebbington

Edward Royle | Published in 31 May 1982

Nonconformists always had consciences, and in the first half of the nineteenth century participated in crusades to right such wrongs as slavery and to secure the disestablishment of the Anglican church. Only in the last three decades of the century, though, did this conscience harden into an historical phenomenon meriting capital letters and a very good book by Dr Bebbington.

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