English Life and Leisure: A Social Study

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CHAPTER XIII RELIGION
IN the preceding chapters dealing with ways in which people spend their leisure, we have been building up a picture from which it is possible to deduce with some accuracy what is the philosophy of life of people in Britain1 to-day. Now we deal with the extent to which religion is a dynamic factor in determining their thinking and behaviour.
What is our problem?
By religion in this chapter we mean Christianity, since Western civilization has been built mainly upon it, and since it has provided both the ideals at which men and nations have aimed, and the spiritual power which has impelled them to seek their attainment.The problem which we seek to elucidate is, therefore, what influence does Christianity exert on the lives of British people to-day and what are the prospects for the future. To resolve this problem it seems to us that we need to answer three questions:
(a) How far do people in Britain believe that Christianity is relevant to life in a scientific age?
(b) Since, in the late Sir George Newman's words, "The value of any religion depends upon the ethical dividend that it pays," what is happening to the character of the people of Britain to-day? Is it improving or deteriorating?
(c) If our factual investigations support the general belief that there is a decline in the observance of the formalities of religion, such as church-going, how far does this decline
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As stated at the beginning of this book, our studies have been restricted to England and Wales. To avoid wearisome repetition of the words "England and Wales," or the corresponding adjectives, we have used the words "Britain" and "British" with some freedom. As Scotland may differ markedly from England and Wales in the matter of religion, we wish to reiterate that whatever we write here does not refer to Scotland.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II- Commercialized Gambling 122
  • Chapter IV- Smoking 199
  • Chapter V- Sexual Promiscuity 203
  • Chapter VI- How Honest is Britain? 218
  • Chapter VII- The Cinema 228
  • Chapter VIII- The Stage 257
  • Chapter IX- Broadcasting 267
  • Chapter X- Dancing 279
  • Chapter XII- Adult Education 315
  • Chapter XIII- Religion 339
  • Chapter XIV- Leisure Time Activities in High Wycombe 375
  • Chapter XV- Leisure Time Pursuits in the Scandinavian Countries 415
  • Appendix I 465
  • Appendix II 469
  • Appendix III 472
  • Index 473
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