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The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their WorldPolitics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c.1801–1832$
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Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318481

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317903

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‘Thank-offerings to the God of providence’: philanthropy, evangelicalism and social change

‘Thank-offerings to the God of providence’: philanthropy, evangelicalism and social change

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(p.192) 5 ‘Thank-offerings to the God of providence’: philanthropy, evangelicalism and social change
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The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317903.006

This chapter, which examines philanthropic activity in late-Georgian Belfast, describes the spread of evangelism and its influence on philanthropic activity. It explores the impact of philanthropy on political conflict, social control, and gender issues, and highlights the role of charitable societies and institutions in bringing in social change. The chapter considers the case of Robert Tennent, who was evangelical and involved in a range of philanthropic societies.

Keywords:   philanthropic activity, late-Georgian Belfast, political conflict, social control, gender issues, charitable societies, Robert Tennent, social change

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