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Hensley HensonA Study in the Friction between Church and State$
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Owen Chadwick

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198264453

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.001.0001

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The Dean of Durham

The Dean of Durham

(p.111) 5. The Dean of Durham
Hensley Henson

Owen Chadwick

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as dean of Durham in England. Henson held this position for five years and one month, and he was a good dean in circumstances of unprecedented difficulty for the cathedral. During the Boer War, Henson enlisted among the recruiting sergeants and in his sermons he did what he could to convince his listeners of the righteousness of the cause and to maintain their convictions. This chapter also discusses the controversy surrounding Henson's decision to accept an invitation to preach at the City Temple, the leading Congregationalist church in London.

Keywords:   Hensley Henson, dean, Durham, England, Boer War, City Temple, Congregationalist church, London

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