A comprehensive history of religion in Victorian England, covering such topics as religion and science, religion and society, the press, literature and art, worship, new critical methods, federation and reunion, showing both the relationship between the churches and the society in which they existed and also the major movements within the churches. Leonard Elliott Elliott-Binns (1885-1963) was ordained into the Church of England in 1913, serving as chaplain of Ridley Hall for two years before going into parish work. He was a curate in Plymouth, a vicar in Plymouth, Davenport, and West Ham, and a canon of Truro. Most of his life as a parish priest was spent in the west country. In 1958 he served as the president of the Society for Old Testament Study.