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Published: 02 November 2017

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198724247

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Victorian Christianity and Emigrant Voyages to British Colonies c.1840 - c.1914

Rowan Strong

  • Examines the varieties of Christianity adhered to by most British and Irish emigrants in the nineteenth century
  • Considers how these Christian emigrants used their religion to help them through the often difficult experiences of the long voyages from Britain to their new homes in British colonies
  • Explores the ways the various British Churches attempted to minister to emigrants; and particularly the Church of England as it developed an large international structured emigration chaplaincy beginning in the 1840s
  • Argues that their Christian faith, in all its denominations, was of fundamental importance to British and Irish emigrants in this period