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Professor Hugh McLeod FBA

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About this Fellow

Social history of Christianity in western Europe and the USA in the 19th and 20th century, including urban and working class history, secularisation and international comparison



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Church History, University of Birmingham

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Church History, University of Birmingham, 1973 - 1994
  • Professor of Church History, University of Birmingham, 1994 - 1970
  • Visiting Professor, Uppsala University, 2000 - 1970
  • Fellows, Swedish Collegium of Advanced Studies, Uppsala University, 2009 - 1970
  • Emeritus Professor of Church History, University of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, 1994 - 1970


Piety and Poverty: Working Class Religion in Berlin, London and New York 1870-1914 1996


Secularisation in Western Europe 1848-1914 2000


The Religious Crisis of the 1960s 2007


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