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Evangelicals in Action - Kathleen Heasman

Geoffrey Bles, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly faded with very light edgewear otherwise a very well presented copy.

An appraisal of their social work in the Victorian era. From the cover: “A good three quarters of the charitable and voluntary societies which exploded into being in the i9th century were Evangelical in character. There was scarcely a human con- tangency that was not met and publicised. And yet this work was not as uncoordinated as has been claimed. A fairly close-knit group of prominent evangelicals, who met frequently, was responsible for a large part of the work. Many of the functions of the Welfare State were recognised and met, not by social economists and Sodalists, but by these practical and practising Christians, whose action was characterised by an intensely personal concern for the individual and his family, for prostitutes, cripples, drunkards, and even navvies and cabmen.”

Jacket designed by Geoffrey Hart. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 310 pages.

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