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Archbishop Benson’s Mission 1884–1890

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England

Published in print July 1992 | ISBN: 9780198267447
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0004
Archbishop Benson’s Mission 1884–1890

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This chapter focuses on Archbishop Benson's interest in the Church of the East and the Assyrian mission. Riley's report of November 1884, Narrative of a Visit to the Assyrian Christians in Kurdistan, called for the establishment of two mission stations, one at Urmia which would house the printing-press, and the other at Kochanes where a seminary would be founded. Three priests would be required initially, with the head in particular ‘a theologian and a gentleman’. The task of finding personnel and money to carry out such plans was difficult. But the personal dedication of the Archbishop and of Riley, and the interest which they generated, were sufficient for it.

Keywords: Archbishop Benson; Church of the East; Assyrian Church; eastern Christianity; Assyrian Mission

Chapter.  20914 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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