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Turner, Michael J.

Dr. Michael J. Turner is the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University. He received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

Churchmanship and Education Reform in Victorian Britain: The Case of A.J. Beresford Hope
2017 1-4955-0609-6
The subject of this book is Alexander James Beresford Hope (1820-1887), a staunch Anglican of High Church proclivities, very wealthy, a champion of the Gothic revival and member of several cultural and learned societies, a writer, collector, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and a respected if somewhat idiosyncratic force in the Conservative Party. Hope’s ideas and activity offer useful and even unrivaled insights into the educational agencies of the Church and the manner in which they were described and defended.

Religion and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Secularism, Conservatism, and Anti-Semitism
2018 1-4955-0705-X
This volume of essays is a mediation of the status of religion and politics in Nineteenth century Britain. It is based on a panel on the subject at the North American Conference on British Studies and brings together six academic experts on the subject.

The Late Victorian Controversy about Hell, Judgment, and an Intermediate State
2021 1-4955-0836-6
Dr. Turner discusses attitudes toward judgment and the afterlife in late Victorian Britain, and relates them to their wider cultural and political framework.