The Deans

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The Deans traces the course of the dramatic change in the fortunes of the English cathedrals, over the last 200 years, but does so by engaging with the lives of 30 of the most interesting and significant Deans who were in office during that period. Trevor Beeson provides readers with an interesting and undemanding introduction to two centuries of Church history with these portraits of quite remarkable men including scholars, pastors, preachers, poets, builders, controversialists, eccentrics - all of whom ...

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Overview

The Deans traces the course of the dramatic change in the fortunes of the English cathedrals, over the last 200 years, but does so by engaging with the lives of 30 of the most interesting and significant Deans who were in office during that period. Trevor Beeson provides readers with an interesting and undemanding introduction to two centuries of Church history with these portraits of quite remarkable men including scholars, pastors, preachers, poets, builders, controversialists, eccentrics - all of whom contributed much to the life of the nation as well as to that of the Church. The Deans concludes with a discussion of the present, varied life of the cathedrals, and evaluates the most recent proposals for reform, initiated by the Archbishop's Commission.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780334029878
  • Publisher: SCM Press Limited
  • Publication date: 11/9/2011
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Change and continuity 6
3 The geologist - William Buckland, Westminster 20
4 The plantsman - Thomas Garnier, Winchester 26
5 The hymn writer - Henry Alford, Canterbury 33
6 The old mastiff - Walter Farquhar Hook, Chichester 42
7 The liberal - Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Westminster 53
8 The saint - Richard Church, St. Paul's 63
9 The innovator - Edward White Benson, Truro 73
10 The parish priest - William Butler, Lincoln 86
11 The preacher - Frederick William Farrar, Canterbury 96
12 The rosarian - Samuel Reynolds Hole, Rochester 108
13 The scholar - Joseph Armitage Robinson, Westminster 116
14 The reformer - Frank Bennett, Chester 126
15 The gloomy philosopher - William Ralph Inge, St. Paul's 134
16 The headmaster - James Welldon, Durham 145
17 The war hero - Walter Matthews, St. Paul's 155
18 The socialist - Hewlett Johnson, Canterbury 166
19 The master glazier - Eric Milner-White, York 182
20 The connoisseur - Walter Hussey, Chichester 187
21 The reconciler - H. C. N. (Bill) Williams, Coventry 195
22 The prophet - Ernest Southcott, Southwark 202
23 The modern churchman - Edward Carpenter, Westminster 209
24 The urban regenerator - Derrick Walters, Liverpool 217
25 The missionary leader - looking ahead 225
26 Bibliography 239
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