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Published: 13 December 2012

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780199655106

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Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Timothy Willem Jones

  • Publishes new archival research and provides innovative critical analysis of a continuing crisis in the Church of England
  • Uncovers a surprising history during which the Church of England successfully negotiated a series of sexual controversies
  • Rebuts contemporary notions of the Church as an inevitably reactionary institution and shows how it was often at the forefront of sexual change in British society
  • Reveals how the introduction of female voices into the previously exclusively male spheres of power transformed understandings of gender
  • Brings analytical techniques developed in the twin historiographies of gender and sexuality to religious history