Barchester Towers - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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The two sides prepare themselves for battle. The Archdeacon considers himself to represent high church tradition, including the ceremonies and music that accompanies them. The established church leadership of Barchester is described as very laid back in its presentation of religious doctrine and does not preach about any specific matters of church doctrine. Instead, they rely on a traditional approach in which they all fulfill their duties without being especially conscientious or energetic about it. The Archdeacon feels that the church establishment will need to wake up and be more passionate about its views in order to confront its new enemies, Mr. Slope and the Proudies.

Mr. Slope prepares for the challenge by accepting an invitation to preach at the cathedral the following Sunday. The cathedral ceremony is very elaborate and staged with music. Mr. Slope's sermon directly criticizes the way in which church services are conducted...

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