Professor Chadwick completes his study of the Victorian Church with detailed accounts of the problems which confronted the Church in the latter part of the nineteenth century: the question of science and religion, the acceptance of biblical criticism, the Church in village and town, changes in the attitude to the episcopacy, relationship with the Roman Catholics, and the growth of secularization. The material is organized in masterly fashion, the style of writing is characteristically engaging, and the innumerable sidelights on people in high and low places are as illuminating and relevant as in Part I of this work. The two volumes together provide an understanding of the background of many of the problems, which the Church faces today. For this second edition, Professor Chadwick has made many minor revisions to the text and included a number of additional bibliographical references. ""Professor Chadwick is to be warmly praised for both these volumes, a fitting monument to one of the most remarkable periods in the history of western religion."" Downside Review ""There can hardly be a reader of the first part of Professor Chadwick's history of the Victorian Church who has not been waiting impatiently for this, the concluding volume. It needs no recommendation from me. The writing is no less felicitous, the mastery of sources just as daunting, the wit still astringent, the judgment always irenic and compassionate."" Church Quarterly ""The previous volume was deservedly acclaimed. But the second volume is, if anything, even better. The two together comprise a work of exemplary brilliance and distinction, which will undoubtedly become a classic. Professor Chadwick enjoys not only an unrivaled knowledge of the ecclesiastical history of England in the nineteenth century, but also a highly original and independent judgment."" The Church Times Reverend Professor Owen Chadwick is a renowned Christian scholar and church historian. He is a former Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge and also served as Vice-Chancellor of the University. He also served as Master of Selwyn, College Cambridge from 1956-1983. Chadwick is an ordained Anglican Priest and was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1982.