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William Temple By John Kent

William Temple
by John Kent

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William Temple (1881-1944) was the outstanding British religious leader of the twentieth century. He believed that the 'modern state' was incomplete without a modern Christian church, which should set the moral and political tone of the community. This is a study of Temple's public life, including his attempts to unite the world's Protestant churches.
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William Temple: Church, State and Society in Britain, 1880-1950 by John Kent

William Temple (1881-1944) was the outstanding British religious leader of the twentieth century. He believed that the 'modern state' was incomplete without a modern Christian church, which should set the moral and political tone of the community. His political and religious best seller, Christianity and Social Order, which was published as a Penguin Special in 1942, was one of the sources of the wide support for the British welfare state of the 1950s. Temple was the most successful and controversial of British 'priests in politics' because as an Archbishop he combined the idea of national unity rooted in a common set of religious/moral values with a constant demand for political change in the direction of greater social equality. He thus combined conservative and radical impulses to a remarkable degree. This is a study of Temple's public life and policy in Britain, and of his part in the movement to unite the world's Protestant churches.

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Table of Contents


Preface; Chronology; Introduction; 1. Temple's career; 2. Modernising the church; 3. The church in politics; 4. A reassessment; References; Index.

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GOR010091140
William Temple: Church, State and Society in Britain, 1880-1950 by John Kent
John Kent
British Lives
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1992-11-27
211
0521374847
9780521374842
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