The Sunday School Movement in Britain, 1900-1939
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226 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

10 line illus.

Series: Studies in Modern British Religious History

Series Vol. Number: 46

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Sunday School Movement in Britain, 1900-1939

by Caitriona McCartney

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Demonstrates the vital role Sunday schools played in forming and sustaining faith before, during, and after the Frist World War for British populations both at home and abroad.

Sunday schools were an important part of the religious landscape of twentieth-century Britain and they were widely attended by much of the British population. The Sunday School Movement in Britain argues that the schools played a vital role in forming and sustaining the faith of those who lived and served during the First World War. Moreover, the volume contends that the conflict did not cause the schools to decline and proposes that decline instead set in much earlier in the twentieth century.

The book also questions the perception that the schools were ineffective tools of religious socialisation and examines the continued attempts of the Sunday school movement to professionalise and improve their efforts. Thus, the involvement of the movement with the World's Sunday School Association is revealed to be part of the wider developing international ecumenical community during the twentieth century.

Drawing together under-utilised material from archives and newspapers in national and local collections, The Sunday School Movement in Britain presents a history of the schools demonstrating their lasting significance in the religious life of the nation and, by extension, the enduring importance of Christianity in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century.
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
1. British Sunday Schools before the First World War, 1900-14
2. British Sunday Schools and the First World War, 1914-18
3. Sunday Schools in the Religious Life of the British Forces, 1914-18
4. British Sunday Schools between the World Wars, 1918-39
5. Teaching, Training and Teachers: Reforming the Sunday School Movement, 1900-39
6. British Sunday Schools and the World, 1900-39
Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

CAITRIONA MCCARTNEY is an Honorary Fellow at the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.

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Title Details

226 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

10 line illus.

Series: Studies in Modern British Religious History

Series Vol. Number: 46

Imprint: Boydell Press