Building Jerusalem: Nonconformity, Labour and the Social Question in Wales, 1906-1939

Building Jerusalem: Nonconformity, Labour and the Social Question in Wales, 1906-1939

By: Robert Pope (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£22.49 RRP £24.99  You save £2.50 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

Much of the social and industrial history written during the last quarter of the twentieth century presented Welsh working-class culture in terms of a thirst for knowledge that was secular, economic and political. The emphasis was squarely placed on the influence of the union lodge and the workingmen's institute, and priority was given to the importance of sport and the public house in the life of the working class. Relatively little attention was given to religion and its continuing influence on industrial communities, despite the fact that the 1904 - 5 revival brought many thousands into contact with the chapel. Inspired in part by the challenge of socialist and labour agitation and in part by theological considerations, Nonconformists moved away from specifically political involvement and developed their own responses to the social questions of the day. This new edition will appeal to a fresh generation of scholars and readers interested in Wales's Nonconformist history, presenting an exploration of Welsh social thinking, politics and religion.

About Author

Dr Robert Pope is Reader in Theology in the University of Wales: Trinity St David, based at Lampeter, Wales, UK.

Contents

Contents 1 Setting the Scene 2 the Nonconformist Response to Socialism, 1906-1914 3 Labour, Socialism and Nonconformity 4 The Turning-point 1901-1911: Nonconformity's Social Conscience 5 Building Jerusalem: Nonconformity and post-war Reconstruction 6 Losing the Battle

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783160600
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781783160600
  • ISBN10: 1783160608

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close