By Hugh McLeod

First released in 1974, this e-book describes the faith of the East finish, the West finish, and the suburbs of London, the place every one element of society – in addition to quite a few immigrant teams – has its personal quarters, its personal associations, its special codes of behaviour. whereas the focus is on rules, or subconscious assumptions, instead of associations, chapters research the half performed by way of the church buildings within the lifetime of Bethnal eco-friendly, a truly terrible district, and of Lewisham, a filthy rich suburb, and a 3rd presents an image of the church-going conduct of every a part of the city.

The years 1880-1914 mark essentially the most very important transitions in English non secular historical past. The latter a part of the booklet examines the reasons and results of those alterations. This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars of heritage, and especially these drawn to problems with faith and class.

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