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Review! The Church of England and the First World War

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The Church of England and the First World War

by Alan Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780718893217

“Few non-fiction books enjoy such durability and it is a tribute to the quality of the original research that The Church of England and the First World War remains the definitive and comprehensive work on the established church in that conflict. […] Wilkinson gives a vivid impression of the role of the Church in providing practical and emotional support for anxious and bereaved relatives of those fighting as well as service to the fighting men themselves. It is a mark of the quality of the original analysis that thirty-six years after initial publication Wilkinson’s book is still relevant, not only to the historical Church as it entered the war in 1914 or indeed as it emerged from it in 1918, but as it exists today with all the moral and theological complexities, contradictions and ambiguities that that entail from any meeting of conflict and the spiritual. […] For church historians this volume presents the war as a watershed for the life of the Church and its place in society.”

Julia Lee Dean, in WW1 Daily, 24 February 2014

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