Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson

Published in print May 1983 | ISBN: 9780198264453
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682711 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the retirement of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham. It explains that Henson gave away most of his prized possessions when he left Durham. It discusses Prime Minister Winston Churchill's nomination of Henson to become canon of Westminster Abbey and to do a piece of war work, knowing the bishop's negative opinion of Nazi Germany's anti-Semitic policies. Henson served for the second time as canon of Westminster from September 1940 to April 1941.

Keywords: Hensley Henson; retirement; Bishop of Durham; Winston Churchill; war work; Nazi Germany; anti-Semitic policies; canon; Westminster Abbey

Chapter.  9855 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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