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Memoir of the Life and Episcopate of George Augustus Selwyn, D.D.: Bishop of New Zealand, 1841-1869, Bishop of Lichfield, 1867-1878

H. W. Tucker

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Paperback. 406 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.This two-volume biography of George Augustus Selwyn (1809-78), the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand, after whom Selwyn College, Cambridge, was later named, was published in 1879. Selwyn was ordained in 1834 and served as curate at Windsor; in 1840, when New Zealand was declared an independent British colony, he was chosen as first bishop of the newly established diocese. The declared aim was to develop an Anglican organisation for the growing European settlement, while resisting too much state control, and by 1857 Selwyn had drafted a constitution for the Church of New Zealand which led eventually to disestablishment. A staunch defender of indigenous rights, he travelled widely throughout New Zealand and the Pacific islands, and subsequently played a leading role in the first Lambeth Conference. In Volume 2, H. W. Tucker describes Selwyns later ministry, the effect of the Maori Wars, and his final years as bishop of Lichfield. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108039574

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Title: Memoir of the Life and Episcopate of George ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This two-volume biography of George Augustus Selwyn (1809-78), the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand, after whom Selwyn College, Cambridge, was later named, was published in 1879. Selwyn was ordained in 1834 and served as curate at Windsor; in 1840, when New Zealand was declared an independent British colony, he was chosen as first bishop of the newly established diocese. The declared aim was to develop an Anglican organisation for the growing European settlement, while resisting too much state control, and by 1857 Selwyn had drafted a constitution for the Church of New Zealand which led eventually to disestablishment. A staunch defender of indigenous rights, he travelled widely throughout New Zealand and the Pacific islands, and subsequently played a leading role in the first Lambeth Conference. In Volume 2, H. W. Tucker describes Selwyn's later ministry, the effect of the Maori Wars, and his final years as bishop of Lichfield.

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George Augustus Selwyn (1809-78) was the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand, and later bishop of Lichfield. His ministry helped to shape the form of the Anglican Communion and the relationship of the colonial churches to the Church of England. This 1879 biography was written by his chaplain.

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