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HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF IRELA

ND 1691-2001

Author(s): Alan Acheson

ISBN13: 9781856073882

ISBN10: 1856073882

Publisher: Columba Press

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  • This comprehensive volume traces the experience of the Church of Ireland from the 1690s to 2001 as the Established Church until 1870, and through 130 years as an independent Irish institution.

    Beginning with the vigorous life of the church after the Williamite Wars, the author describes the long Georgian century, assesses the English interest in the Church, its role in Irish society and its relations with other denominations. He explores the great revival around the Act of Union (1800) and the influences of reforming bishops and evangelical revival.

    In the half century before 1870 the author assesses the institutional changes effected by reforming governments and the internal developments which gave the Victorian Church a missionary character. He explores the Church of Irelands heroic role in recurrent famine crises, especially the Great Famine, and its philanthropic engagement with Irish society generally.

    The Churchs reconstruction after disestablishment is examined in depth as is the theme of Church and Country in the era of Home Rule, World War, and the development after partition of two Irish States. Other prominent twentieth century themes are the leadership of Archbishops Gregg, Simms, and Eames; the Churchs management of internal change; its significant role in the world-wide Anglican Communion; and its engagement with ecumenism and with the political violence of the closing decades of the century.
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HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF IRELA