Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Stephen G Fritz

Committee Members

William Douglas Burgess Jr., Colin F. Baxter


The Church of England was at a crossroads in 1914 as the First World War began. The war was seen as an opportunity to revitalize it and return it to its role of prominence in society. In comparison to other areas of study, the role of the Church of England during this time period is inadequately examined.

Primary sources including letters, diaries, contemporary newspaper accounts and pastors' sermons were used. Also secondary sources provided background and analysis about the people, events and movements of the time. A handful of papers and journal articles that specifically dealt with a particular aspect of the research provided some analysis.

This thesis examines the Anglican Church as the war began and during the war both domestically and at the front in order to judge the response it made to the war.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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