Description : Excerpt from The Temperance Movement and Its Workers, Vol. 4: A Record of Social, Moral, Religious, and Political Progress English and Welsh Sunday-closing Bills - Welsh Bill passed by the Lords - Local Option Resolution again Carried - Garbutt's Corrupt Practices at Elections Bill - Gladstone's Proposed Railway carriage Drinking-saloons - Church of England Temperance Society - London Temperance Jubilee Conferences, Ate - Honours to Teetotallers - Meeting in London of Teetotal Mayors - Important Declaration - Thomas Watson, M. P. - Charles Watson - Dr. F. H. Bowman - National Temperance League - Sermon by Rev. Dr. J. Cook of America - International Temperance Exhibition - Tem perance Drinks - William Beckett of Heywood - The Methodist (ecumenical Conference in London - Continental Temperance Conference in London - Parliamentary Semons of 1882 and 1883 - Sir Wilfrid Lawson' a Third Local Option Resolution carried - J. C. Stevenson' B English sunday-closing Bill - Sunday-closing Bill for Cornwall - Irish Sunday-closing Bill continued. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : This book fosters a wide-ranging and nuanced discussion of the concept of ‘enough’. Acknowledging the prominence of notions of sufficiency in debates about sustainability, it argues for a more complex, culturally and historically informed understanding of how these might be manifested across a wide array of contexts. Rather than simply adding further case studies of sufficiency in order to prove the efficacy of what might be called ‘finite planet economics’, the book holds up to the light a crucial ‘keyword’ within the sustainability discourse, tracing its origins and anatomising its current repertoire of usages. Chapters focus on the sufficiency of food, drink and clothing to track the concept of 'enough' from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. By expanding the historical and cultural scope of sufficiency, this book fills a significant gap in the current market for authors, students and the wider informed audience who want to more deeply understand the changing and developing use of this term.
Description : The issue of alcohol has never been far from British politics. Initially, governments needed to control its sale for public order reasons and because it was a major source of revenue. Then in Victorian times a powerful temperance movement arose which sought to prohibit or severely curb the 'Demon Drink'. This in turn aroused the hostility of the 'Trade' and the issue became one of fierce electoral politics. After 1890 drink was interpreted more as a social reform question and then in the First World War, after a major moral panic, far-reaching measures of direct state control were imposed in the interests of national efficiency. Later in the Twentieth century alcohol use came to be seen as an aspect of leisure and town planning and, more recently, as a health issue. Drawing upon a wide range of primary sources, John Greenaway uses the complex politics of the issue to shed light upon the changing political system and to test various theories of the policymaking process. Both historians and political scientists will be interested in this study.
Description : Some religious traditions -- such as Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Eastern Orthodox -- have aesthetically rich resources on which to draw for the renewal of arts in everyday life. In contrast, Calvinism has generally been suspicious of the arts. The essays in this volume attempt to explore new avenues of thought about Calvinism's relation to the arts. Part historical, part theological, and part practical, they offer a wide-ranging exploration of neo-Calvinism's relationship to the arts, both at a general level and in connection with specific art forms. Overall they suggest that the neo-Calvinism espoused by Abraham Kuyper can and should make more of the arts than the traditional view of Reformed Christianity might be thought to allow. Contributors: Clifford B. Anderson John Barber James D. Bratt Michael Bräutigam Janet Danielson Neal DeRoo John De Soto James Eglinton Matthew Kaemingk Jennifer Wang William Baltmanis Whitney Albert M. Wolters
Description : "In the mid-nineteenth century a new system of water treatment, called hydropathy, arrived in Britain, and nowhere did it take stronger root than in Scotland, where the setting in attractive locations provided an ideal environment for relaxing and revitalising. The appeal of the curative regime, which involved baths, showers and massage, was enhanced in the Scottish hydros by a firm emphasis on temperance, diet, fresh air and exercise. This made the hydros, with their remarkable architecture, favoured places for respectable holidays, and they were loyal supported by the middle classes." "This study examines the enthusiasts and practitioners who ran the hydros, the personnel and patients, the visitors and guests, and looks at why the Scottish hydros became so successful whereas the Scottish spas faded. The book will appeal to those interested in medical history, tourism and social history."--BOOK JACKET.