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Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Pamela Walker


Those people in uniforms who ring bells and raise money for the poor during the holiday season belong to a religious movement that in 1865 combined early feminism, street preaching, holiness theology, and intentionally outrageous singing into what soon became the Salvation Army. This book emphasizes how thoroughly the Army entered into nineteenth-century urban life. It follows the movement from its Methodist roots and East London origins through its struggles with the established denominations of England, problems with the law and the media, and public manifestations that included street brawl ... More

Keywords: Salvation Army, Victorian Britain, feminism, street preaching, urban life, religious movement, holiness theology, street brawls, leisure, Christians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520225916
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela Walker, author