Wales and the Word

Historical Perspectives on Religion and Welsh Identity

D. Densil Morgan

D. Densil Morgan

Distributed for University of Wales Press

224 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708321218 Published September 2008 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Religion has long been a defining characteristic of Welsh identity, and this volume demonstrates the complicated relationship between religion and faith and Welsh national culture from the seventeenth century forward—touching upon the Puritan period, the Older Dissent of the eighteenth century, nineteenth-century Nonconformity, and the impact of twentieth-century secularism. Wales and the Word stands apart from other volumes on Welsh religious history by offering new insights and previously untold histories alongside the overview of the story of Welsh religion.
1. John Myles (1621-83) and the future of Ilston's past: Welsh Baptists after three and a half centuries
2. Christmas Evans (1766-1838) and the birth of Nonconformist Wales
3. Owen Thomas (1812-91) and the "Lampeter Theology": Nonconformity and liberalism in Victorian Wales
4. Llewelyn Ioan Evans (1833-92) and the Princeton Theology: a study in nineeteenth-century biblical criticism
5. Continuity, novelty and evangelicalism in Wales, c.1640-1850
6. Conflicting commitments? Baptist identity and Welsh national consciousness, 1649 to the present
7. The early reception of Karl Barth's theology in Britain: a supplementary view
8. Incarnate glory: the spirituality of D. Gwenallt Jones (1899-1968)
9. Celts and Christians in the work of Pennar Davies (1911-96)
10. Twentieth-century historians of Welsh Protestant Nonconformity
11. "The essence of Welshness?": some aspects of Christian faith and national identity in Wales c.1900-2006
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