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A Liberal Bishop

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269779
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0011
A Liberal Bishop

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This chapter identifies Hicks with the Liberal intelligentsia, and that element in it favoured his temperance work. It notes that in spite of the opinion of Randall Davidson, Asquith recommends Edward Hicks to the king for appointment to Lincoln in 1910. It observes that the pastoral responsibility of a bishop was also a great change from that of a parish priest and residentiary canon. It notes that Hicks found that he had to relate much more to the clergy than to lay members of the church, although as Rural Dean he had already assumed a pastoral role in relation to his fellow clergy in Salford. It notes that Hicks began a big programme, aiming to reach 580 parishes in the diocese during a period of ten years, a formidable undertaking for a man who was already sixty-seven years old at the time of his appointment.

Keywords: Liberal intelligentsia; temperance work; Lincoln; pastoral responsibility; bishop; clergy; lay members; Rural Dean

Chapter.  9793 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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