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Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training: The Redbrick Challenge
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Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training: The Redbrick Challenge


Clarendon Press 1997

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David Dowland presents one of the few major studies of Anglican theological training during its formative period—the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training describes the innovation of training large numbers of middle-class and lower-middle-class men for the ministry, and considers the conflict between this development and the traditional ideals of the Church of England.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the growth in formal and vocational training of the colleges mentioned
  • Compares the ways the colleges dealt with the problems of training their students for a changing ministerial role


  • St. David’s College, Lampeter
  • King’s College London: The Premier College
  • The Evangelical Foundations: St. Aidan’s, Birkenhead and St. John’s, Highbury
  • Kelham
  • “The Next Best Thing”:Official Attitudes towards the Colleges
  • Were Oxford and Cambridge Better than the Colleges?

Praise for the Print Edition

Dowland’s book is a significant addition to the literature dealing with the Church of England in the nineteenth century . . . [It] gives another insight into the changing climate of Anglicanism from the perspective of the theological education of its clergy.


Product Details

  • Title: Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training: The Redbrick Challenge
  • Author: David Dowland
  • Series: Oxford Theological Monographs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 256

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