Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

(1815—1881) dean of Westminster

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Broad Churchman. As Dean of Westminster from 1864, he tried to make the Abbey a national shrine for all, irrespective of creed. He offended conservative Churchmen by inviting all the scholars who had produced the RV, including a Unitarian, to receive Communion in the Abbey. Despite the atmosphere of unorthodoxy that hung about him all his life, he was an influential figure.

Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

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