The author wishes to thank Dr Julie-Marie Strange for her excellent supervision during the masters course in Victorian Studies which this research formed part of, and Alice Mauger for her additional advice.
Evangelicalism and the Early Vegetarian Movement in Britain c.1847–1860*
Version of Record online: 12 APR 2011
© 2011 The Author. Journal of Religious History© 2011 Religious History Association
Journal of Religious History
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 199–210, June 2011
How to Cite
MILLER, I. (2011), Evangelicalism and the Early Vegetarian Movement in Britain c.1847–1860. Journal of Religious History, 35: 199–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9809.2010.01032.x
- Issue online: 24 MAY 2011
- Version of Record online: 12 APR 2011
This article explores the complex inter-relationship between evangelicalism and the formation of an organised vegetarian movement in Britain in the period 1847–1860. As well as adding insight into existing historical research into the diet, I will comment on the potential of evangelicalism's influence to reach into various areas of society, a claim that has often been contested in the existing historiography. I will explore the manner by which religious belief interacted with medico-scientific views pertaining to diet; and how it penetrated views on the role of diet to family life.