Wales and the Word

Historical Perspectives on Religion and Welsh Identity

Author(s) D. Densil Morgan

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Bangor History of Religion

  • April 2008 · 224 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708321218

About The Book

Religion has been a defining characteristic in Welsh national identity from the beginning. This book demonstrates how religion and faith have informed Welsh national identity from the seventeenth century to the present, touching upon the Puritan period, the Older Dissent of the eighteenth century, nineteenth-century Nonconformity and the impact of secularism during the twentieth century. It asks whether religion has been part of the essence of Welshness, and whether that is still the case within the multicultural Wales of the twenty-first century.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): D. Densil Morgan

D. Densil Morgan is Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter.

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