London: A. & C. Black, 1970. Second edition. Two volumes. Thick octavo, original navy cloth, blue top edges, original dust jackets. Fine. Item #105
Second edition of Chadwick's brilliant history of the ecclesiastical landscape in 19th century Great Britain. "Owen Chadwick was one of the great religious historians of our time. His best-known work is probably The Victorian Church, published in two volumes in 1966 and 1970, a wide-ranging and personal perspective on the Christian experience during a time of considerable change in religious and scientific thinking." (Marcus Williamson, The Independent). Volume I covers the years 1829-1859: Church in Danger, The Whig Reform of the Church, The Oxford Movement, Lord John Russell, Religion and the Labourer, The Dissenters, The Church of England 1853-60, Unsettlement of Faith. Volume II covers the years 1860-1914: Science and Religion, History and the Bible, Doubt, The Village Church, The Town Church, The Bishop and Diocese, The Roman Catholics, Secularization. First published in 1966, Volume I was revised to accompany the publication of Volume II. Part of Black's series An Ecclesiastical History of England, General Editor: J. C. Dickinson.