‘Amid this gigantic sorrow’ The First World War and the Strict Baptist communities by Dr Kenneth Dix and Judith James
How did churches react to the First World War, and how did the war affect them? Why did the Pastor of a Strict Baptist church get sent to Dartmoor Prison? How did soldiers from a strict religious background cope with the war?
In 1914 there were about 600 Strict Baptist churches. From 1914 to 1918, the pages of the Strict Baptists’ magazines included not only the usual sermons, spiritual writings and details of church anniversaries, but also comments on the war, details of soldiers who had enlisted from the churches, and letters and memoirs from those soldiers.
Paperback, published 2018
ISBN: 978 0 903 166461
Price £9.50 + £2.00 p&p