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By N. J. G. Pounds

ISBN-10: 0521633486

ISBN-13: 9780521633482

ISBN-10: 0521633516

ISBN-13: 9780521633512

such a lot writings on church background were involved often with church hierarchy, and with theology, liturgy and canon legislation. This publication seems on the church 'from below', from the bottom stratum of its company - the parish - during which the church construction is obvious because the parishioners' handiwork and as a mirrored image of neighborhood pop culture. The booklet discusses in flip the beginning and improvement of the procedure of precisely-defined parishes, their functionality - when it comes to economics and body of workers - and the church textile which embodied the aspirations of parishioners, who observed the church extra as an expression in their cultural and social hopes than because the embodiment in their religion. The booklet ends with the failure of the parish to fulfill all of its tasks - social, governmental and non secular - from the past due eighteenth century onwards.

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