Using a wide range of primary sources, Nigel Scotland looks at the rising influence of Evangelical Anglicans in the Victorian Age.
From Parliament where they were represented by William Wilberforce, the Clapham Sect, Lord Shaftesbury and an increasing number of bishops, right down to the poor on whose behalf they campaigned unceasingly, evangelicals began to influence every level of society.
Based on a wide range of primary sources - sermons, tracts, private correspondence, newspapers and journals - Nigel Scotland presents an extensive study of life in this era. Evangelical Anglicans and Social Action, Social Order, Theology, Education, Culture, Politics and Mission are dealt with.
Particular attention is also given to prominent individuals such as Charles Simeon, John Sumner, Spencer Perceval and Josephine Butler in this extensive study that celebrates the rising number of Evangelical Anglicans in the Revolutionary Age.