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The Dean of Durham

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson

Published in print May 1983 | ISBN: 9780198264453
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0005
The Dean of Durham

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This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as dean of Durham in England. Henson held this position for five years and one month, and he was a good dean in circumstances of unprecedented difficulty for the cathedral. During the Boer War, Henson enlisted among the recruiting sergeants and in his sermons he did what he could to convince his listeners of the righteousness of the cause and to maintain their convictions. This chapter also discusses the controversy surrounding Henson's decision to accept an invitation to preach at the City Temple, the leading Congregationalist church in London.

Keywords: Hensley Henson; dean; Durham; England; Boer War; City Temple; Congregationalist church; London

Chapter.  6524 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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