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The Christian Monitors: The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730

Brent S. Sirota


This book examines the moral and religious revival led by the Church of England before and after the Glorious Revolution, and shows how that revival laid the groundwork for a burgeoning civil society in Britain. After outlining the Church of England’s key role in the increase of voluntary, charitable, and religious societies, the book examines how these groups drove the modernization of Britain through such activities as settling immigrants throughout the empire, founding charity schools, distributing devotional literature, and evangelizing and educating merchants, seamen, and slaves throughou ... More

Keywords: Church of England, Glorious Revolution, voluntary societies, charitable societies, religious societies, charity schools, British empire, age of benevolence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300167108
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300167108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent S. Sirota, author