chapter  2
RELIGIOUS THOUGHT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
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ITwasnotonlyeconomicandpoliticaltheorythatshapedthe attitudetothepooroftheupperandmiddleclassesinthenineteenthcentury.Religionalsoplayeditspartintheiroutlookon socialmatters.Tomostofthemiddleclasstheeconomictheories oftheutilitarianscameatsecond-hand,buttheirreligiousexperiencesandconvictionswerepersonalandreal,theproduct verylargelyoftheEvangelicalmovement.