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Ahead of His Age: Bishop Barnes of Birmingham - John Barnes

Collins, 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine with tanning to the edges of the flaps. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “ANYONE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED in the intellectual or social history of England during the first half of the twentieth century will wish to understand more about Bishop Barnes. A Fellow of the Royal Society and an outspoken teacher, he did his utmost to present Christianity as a religion in which the age of science could believe and to drive out of the Church of England what he regarded as medieval superstition. But he did not belong to the Church alone. He championed many progressive causes in the political and social life of the nation and was involved in the whole development of the great city of Birmingham as its Bishop from 1924 to 1953.

Size: 9¼" x 6"
Number of Pages: 487
ISBN: 0002160870

£7.50