Birth, Death, and Religious Faith in an English Dissenting by Albion M. Urdank

By Albion M. Urdank

This learn lies on the intersection of 3 crucial components of social background: demography, faith, and quantitative equipment. it's a microanalysis of an English inhabitants on the point of the Anglican parish, in the course of the period of the evangelical revival, including, strangely, Protestant dissenters from the validated church, hence specific Baptists, who have been reasonable Calvinists. It is going a step past earlier reviews by means of giving Anglicans and Dissenters co-equal prestige in a comparative demographic research and via demonstrating how spiritual values knowledgeable procreative job. It does so via a mix of complicated statistical methodologies and an leading edge remedy of knowledge assortment kinds as readable texts. The research concludes that the possibility of one other delivery elevated following a non secular conversion adventure, particularly between either Anglican and Baptist other halves following marriage. Mortality too had a much less constraining impression on procreative task which, in conformity with the English adventure, was once pushed principally by means of fertility.

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