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<b>A New Anglican Imperial Paradigm: The Colonial Bishoprics Fund, 1840–1</b>

Rowan Strong

in Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218042
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.003.0005
 A New Anglican Imperial Paradigm: The Colonial Bishoprics Fund, 1840–1

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In the early 1840s, the Church of England adopted a new imperial paradigm of engagement with the British Empire in the formation of the Colonial Bishoprics Fund. This highlighted the fundamental importance of episcopacy in the colonies and autonomous action by that church in the empire, and the abandonment of the church-state partnership. It was a consequence of the legal changes in the British constitution between 1828 and 1832, which caused the demise of the legal monopoly of Anglican representation in parliament.

Keywords: Colonial Bishoprics Fund; Church of England; imperial paradigm; episcopacy; church; state; parliament

Chapter.  9379 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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