Religion in 19th Century England

Ref: C2338999

The 19th century saw great changes in church and society. The course will cover Catholic emancipation, the Oxford Movement, revivalism, Christian Socialism, the challenges from scientific advances and much more.

Course aim

To show how great were the challenges facing the churches in 19th century society and how they responded.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • assess the impact of Catholic emancipation
  • recognise why the Oxford Movement developed
  • understand what impelled the Christian Socialists
  • assess how the churches responded to new scientific developments
  • recognise how many church buildings were erected by the Victorians

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Religion in 19th Century England Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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