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God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Matthew Engelke

Abstract

The British and Foreign Bible Society is one of the most illustrious Christian charities in the United Kingdom. Founded by evangelicals in the early nineteenth century and inspired by developments in printing technology at the time, its goal has always been nothing less than making Bibles universally available. Over the past several decades, though, the Bible Society has faced a radically different world, especially in its domestic work in England. Where the society once had a grateful and engaged reading public, it now faces apathy—even antipathy—for its cause. These days, it seems, no one in ... More

Keywords: secularism, Christianity, public sphere, public religion, new atheism, religion and media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520280465
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280465.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Engelke, author