Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/337838
Title:
Divorce and the English Clergy c.1970-1990
Authors:
Armstrong, N. (Neil)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts.
Citation:
Armstrong, N. (2014) 'Divorce and the English Clergy c.1970-1990' 20th Century British History; First published online: December 30, 2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
20th Century British History
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/337838
DOI:
10.1093/tcbh/hwu062
Additional Links:
http://tcbh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/30/tcbh.hwu062.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=Wz5ozacNsI2A7JQ
Abstract:
This article sheds light on how the Church of England discussed and managed divorce and remarriage in the later decades of the twentieth century. In the context of rapidly rising divorce rates, the Church’s continued opposition to remarrying divorcees left it increasingly out of step with the expectations and experiences of large number of people. With the Church seemingly unable to offer forgiveness and a second chance to the many individuals whose marriages ended, the private misfortunes of clergy couples and the conduct of clergymen who failed in their role as moral exemplars came under ever greater public scrutiny than before. At the same time, these issues revealed further dimensions to the gender inequalities present within the Church, as abandoned clergy wives were forced to campaign for rights to housing, financial assistance and counselling support. The article demonstrates how the Church became caught between a perceived need to defend the Christian ideal of marriage against the legacies of the permissive 1960s, and the desire to promote itself as a modern compassionate institution.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Rights:
Subject to 2 year embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 06/01/2015]

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dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, N. (Neil)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-06T10:46:30Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-06T10:46:30Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citation20th Century British History; First published online: December 30, 2014en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/tcbh/hwu062-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/337838-
dc.description.abstractThis article sheds light on how the Church of England discussed and managed divorce and remarriage in the later decades of the twentieth century. In the context of rapidly rising divorce rates, the Church’s continued opposition to remarrying divorcees left it increasingly out of step with the expectations and experiences of large number of people. With the Church seemingly unable to offer forgiveness and a second chance to the many individuals whose marriages ended, the private misfortunes of clergy couples and the conduct of clergymen who failed in their role as moral exemplars came under ever greater public scrutiny than before. At the same time, these issues revealed further dimensions to the gender inequalities present within the Church, as abandoned clergy wives were forced to campaign for rights to housing, financial assistance and counselling support. The article demonstrates how the Church became caught between a perceived need to defend the Christian ideal of marriage against the legacies of the permissive 1960s, and the desire to promote itself as a modern compassionate institution.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://tcbh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/30/tcbh.hwu062.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=Wz5ozacNsI2A7JQen
dc.rightsSubject to 2 year embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 06/01/2015]en
dc.titleDivorce and the English Clergy c.1970-1990en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts.en
dc.identifier.journal20th Century British Historyen
or.citation.harvardArmstrong, N. (2014) 'Divorce and the English Clergy c.1970-1990' 20th Century British History; First published online: December 30, 2014-
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