Unity And Variety
A History of the Church in Devon and Cornwall
Edited by Nicholas Orme
A collaborative history of the Church in a large, diverse and interesting region of England by six historians, ranging from Celtic and Saxon times, through the middle ages, Reformation, rise of Nonconformity and the Victorian era, down to the present day and encompassing all the main Christian denominations.
"...a regional history of religion ... which is readable, detailed and coherent." (History) "...a valuable scholarly account." (English Historical Review) "This book is a delight to handle and read." (The Devon Historian) "Get it, read it, dip into it: it should be on every Christian bookshelf." (Cornish Churchman) "An important contribution to general ecclesiastical history...a series of inspiring examples for the future." (Journal of Ecclesiastical History) "It conveys an immense amount of information, most of which has not been hitherto available in one book. ... it is to be commended." (Church Times)
Nicholas Orme is Professor of History in the University of Exeter. He has written widely on religious, educational and social history. He is the leading authority on Church history in the South West of England.