BY FR. IVO THOMAS. O.P.
Churches and the Working Classee in Victorian England, by K. S.
Inglis (Routledge & Kegan Paul. 42s.) .
AN introduction covers the general situation in 1800-1850, six chapters deal with denominational topics and efforts to remedy the lack of contact between the working
classes and Christian practice, a further chapter considers again by denominations, the Churches and Social Reform, an epi
logue suggests some further approaches for the sociologist of The paganism of the urban masses has drawn attention in our own day; a widely prevailing opinion is that at some time they were lost to religion; the author provides some evidence that whatever their more rural antecedents precisely as urban masses they were always devoid of religious practice.