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Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Owen Chadwick


This is a biography of Hensley Henson, one of the most controversial religious figures in England during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book examines Henson's education at Oxford University and describes the highlights of his career as pastor of Ilford and Barking Church, as canon of Westminster Abbey, and as bishop of Hereford and Durham. It explores his involvement in political issues and his controversial views on such issues as divorce, the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, and the anti-Semitic policies of Nazi Germany.

Keywords: Hensley Henson, religious figures, England, Oxford University, pastor, canon, bishop, divorce, Abyssinia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1983 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen Chadwick, author
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