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The Hereford Scandal

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/9780198264453.003.0006
The Hereford Scandal

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This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Hereford. Prime Minister David Lloyd George nominated Henson despite the objection of the Archbishop of Canterbury. This chapter explains that Henson's reasons for becoming a bishop were more national then diocesan. He saw the Church of England going down the Gadarene slope and he wanted to hamper the movement towards synods, church assemblies, and autonomy from Parliament. He served at Hereford from 1917 to 1920 before becoming Bishop of Durham.

Keywords: Hensley Henson; Bishop of Hereford; David Lloyd George; Archbishop of Canterbury; Church of England; Bishop of Durham

Chapter.  11313 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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