Material Religion in Modern Britain

The Spirit of Things

Editors: Jones, Timothy Willem, Matthews-Jones, Lucinda (Eds.)

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This volume contributes towards to developments in the study of religion that illuminate the plural nature of religious change in modern Britain. It makes a critical intervention in British studies of religion by bringing the analytical insights of material culture, to bear on religion in the British World.

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Joe Webster, Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK Ann Wilson, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland Timothy Carroll, University College London, UK Jim Cheshire, University of Lincoln, UK Kate Jordan, University College London, UK Dominic Janes, Birkbeck, University of London, UK James G. Mansell, University of Nottingham, UK John Harvey, Aberystwyth University, UK Jill Sudbury, University of Oxford, UK Amy Whitehead, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK Candace Hoffman-Hussain, Lancaster University, UK Richard Irvine, University of Cambridge, UK Crispin Paine, University College London, UK Jacqueline R. deVries, Augsburg College, USA

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'Material Religion in Modern Britain makes an important contribution to the history of British religion, breaking new ground in its focus upon material culture as a means by which to understand the tensions and complexities of the modern spiritual landscape. This is a very well-crafted and insightful collection of essays which will certainly deepen our understanding of the influence of material culture upon modern religious beliefs and practices.' - Sue Morgan, University of Chichester, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Materiality and Religious History

    Matthews-Jones, Lucinda (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Objects of Transcendence: Scots Protestantism and an Anthropology of Things

    Webster, Joseph

    Pages 17-35

  • The Material and Visual Culture of the Construction of Irish Catholic Identity: St. Colman’s Cathedral, Queenstown, County Cork

    Wilson, Ann

    Pages 37-55

  • Sanctifying the Street: Urban Space, Material Christianity, and the G. F. Watts Mosaic in London, 1883 to the Present Day

    Matthews-Jones, Lucinda

    Pages 57-74

  • Fashioning Church Interiors: The Importance of Female Amateur Designers

    Cheshire, Jim

    Pages 77-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Material Religion in Modern Britain
Book Subtitle
The Spirit of Things
Editors
  • Timothy Willem Jones
  • Lucinda Matthews-Jones
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54063-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137540638
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54055-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
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