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Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Span of the Cross, The - Christian Religion and Society in Wales 1914-2000
D. Densil Morgan
ISBN: 9780708323977 (0708323979)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Ebrill 2011
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
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Astudiaeth gynhwysfawr ac ysgolheigaidd o gyfraniad Cristnogaeth i hanes Cymru yn ystod yr 20fed ganrif, cyfnod a brofodd ing dau Ryfel Byd, dirwasgiad economaidd, newidiadau gwleidyddol ac agweddau cynyddol fydol, ynghyd â dadansoddiad o'r rhan a chwaraeir gan grefydd yn yr 21ain ganrif. Argraffiad newydd; ISBN yr argrafiadau blaenorol: 9780708316160 a 9780708315712.

A comprehensive and scholarly study of the contribution of Christianity to the history of 20th century Wales, a period which experienced the trauma of two World Wars, economic depression, political change and increasingly secular attitudes, together with an analysis of the role of religion in the 21st century. New edition; first published in 1999 in hardback and paperback.
This book, written by the Head of the School of Theology, Religion and Islamic Studies at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, was first published in 1999. For this new edition, the author has written a preface updating the subject from 2000 to 2011.

The twentieth century saw massive changes in the status of the Christian religion in Wales, and Professor Morgan has meticulously researched and categorised the developments and reversals affecting each of the denominations during the years following the First World War, and up to the new millennium. After a short introduction, he considers the state of the Christian religion as it was around 1914, starting with Roman Catholicism and the smaller Protestant groups, such as the Quakers and Unitarians, and going on to consider the ‘four great Nonconformist denominations’: the Calvinistic Methodists, the Congregationalists, the Baptists and the Wesleyans. He ends this first section by looking in detail at Welsh Anglicanism and the implications of the disestablishment campaign.

There is a poignant section on Christianity and the First World War, demonstrating the differences in views of clergy and members of the various denominations, the experiences of soldiers at the front, and the position of conscientious objectors. The next chapter deals with Anglicanism and Catholicism in the second quarter of the century, after the establishment of the Church in Wales, and with the increasing strength of the Catholic Church in Wales. Following sections consider nonconformity from 1920 onwards and end with a chapter entitled ‘Towards the new Wales 1979 to 2000’.

There is a wealth of material regarding all the denominations, including facts about famous and lesser-known ministers and clergy and their influence on the resurgence or fading of their group. The Evangelical Churches are referred to in each section and the author notes the rise of the Evangelical Movement of Wales during the second half of the century and its relative exclusivity from ecumenism.

Interspersed among the factual pages are interesting stories of individual personalities in the religious field in Wales during those years, such as ’the Tom Nefyn controversy’ of the 1920s and ’30s and many others. The book ends with a comprehensive set of notes and a useful index.

Beryl Thomas


It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

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Gwybodaeth Bellach:
This is the first full-length history of 20th-century Christianity in Wales. Beginning with a description of religion and its place in society in 1914, it assesses the effect which the Great War made on people’s spiritual convictions and on religious opinion and practise. It proceeds to analyse the state of the disestablished church in Wales, an increasingly confident Catholicism and the growing inter-war crisis of Nonconformity. Liberal Theology and the Social Gospel, the fundamentalist impulse and the churches response to economic dislocation and political change are discussed, as is the much less traumatic effect of the Second World War.

'...substantial and attractively written...this volume meets a real need and should be heartily welcomed by social and cultural historians as well as theologians...'
Expository Times

'This is a tour de force. Always maintaining a grasp of the wider picture yet copiously illuminated by appropriate statistical material, citation and anecdote...it deserves to be high on the reading list of anyone who wishes to follow the vicissitudes of Christianity in Wales in the last century.'
Journal of Beliefs and Values
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