General Strike - 80 Years Ago Today
Venturing into Jim West territory now: the General Strike began 80 years ago today. The strike originated among the miners who, let us not forget, have consistently had utterly justifiable complaints relating to pay and highly dangerous conditions throughout the C20. The Independent has an overview plus some very interesting personal accounts which highlight the ways in which such situations lead to some significant changes in political action and ideologies of believers. Note too the real potential there for changes in women's rights. It seems fairly obvious to me at least that collective action and in reaction to social change leads to changes in ideology among indivduals. Shouldn't such a methodological approach be more common in the historical study of Christian origins or does it have to be 'theological reductionism' instead?