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Missionary bishops

Geoffrey Rowell

in The Vision Glorious

Published in print November 1991 | ISBN: 9780198263326
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682476 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263326.003.0008

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Missionary bishops

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This chapter examines the historic concern of missionary bishops with Anglican identity, with the apostolic character of the Church, and with the succession of the bishopric episcopate. The questions of identity and continuity started to emerge as British influences spread overseas and churchmen became increasingly conscious of the need to provide spirituality for colonists from England. To address these issues, an Act of Parliament was passed in 1786 to empower archbishops to consecrate bishops for territories outside British jurisdiction and the Colonial Bishoprics Fund was established in 1841.

Keywords: missionary bishops; Anglican Church; bishopric episcopate; bishop succession; British colonies; Colonial Bishoprics Fund

Chapter.  12490 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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