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Published: 08 January 1998

256 Pages | 6 halftones

ISBN: 9780198269298

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Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training

The Redbrick Challenge

David Dowland

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

David Dowland presents one of the first analytical accounts of Anglican theological training during its formative period, the 19th century. Until this time, Oxford and Cambridge had been recognized as the most desirable sources of Anglican clergymen. But, as detailed in these pages, there came to be an upsurgence of little-known colleges attended by lower-middle-class ordinands which cut across the assumption that the training received at the fashionable colleges was superior. Dowland discusses the official attitudes regarding the innovation of training large numbers of middle-class and lower-middle-class men for the ministry in an industrial age, a moment in history during which the shift of power to the lower classes was widespread.