Archibald Lang Fleming (1883-1953), enrolled at Wycliffe College in 1908, and was ordained deacon in 1912 and priest in 1913. Fleming was Archdeacon of the Arctic, 1927-1933 and first Bishop of the Arctic, 1933-1949. Earlier he had served as rector of the Church of St. John The Evangelist, Saint John, New Brunswick. His duration as Bishop, which landed him the name "The Flying Bishop", saw the Diocese of the Arctic add sixteen mission stations, two modern hospitals, nine churches, four residential schools, four chapels and two day schools.
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Fonds consists of personal papers created and collected by or about A.L. Fleming. Includes: Notebooks regarding specifications for numerous ships and customs of the Eskimo; a dictionary of translated words; correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks; newspaper and magazine articles; cartographic records; Fleming's diaries, writings and photographs.
Fonds consists of the following series:
Series 1. Certificates, diplomas and personal documents;
Series 2. Diaries, notebooks and journals;
Series 3. General files;
Series 4. Scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia;
Series 5. Photographs;
Series 6. Maps and drawings;
Series 7. Manuscript writings;
Series 8. Publications
"The fact that people read and understand texts in different ways is surely one of the main sources of Christian division, and one of the reasons Christians remain divided today. What is the role of culture in shaping our ways and means of interpretation ? A certain diversity in interpretations is to be expected and celebrated. But can there be agreed criteria for setting the limits to diversity ? Could there be guidelines for interpreting texts and symbols ecumenically, in a way that bridges some of our confessional and cultural differences ? Questions such as these have formed the basis of the work of the World Council of Churches' Faith and Order commission in the area of ecumenical hermeneutics. This book brings together the text of Faith and Order's study process (`A Treasure in Earthen Vessels') as well as several essays contributed along the way by participants from different confessional and regional backgrounds. These essays speak to the complexity and depth of `the hermeneutical problem' in the ecumenical task, offering insights, raising still further questions, and laying the ground for further work". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface -- Dagmar Heller, Peter Bouteneff -- Hermeneutics and Ecumenism: The Art of Understanding a Communicative God / Anton Houtepen -- BEM and the Eucharist: A Case Study in Ecumenical Hermeneutics / William Tabbernee -- Hermeneutics and Ecumenical Dialogue: BEM and Its Responses on "Apostolicity" / William Henn -- "Scripture, Tradition and traditions": a Reflection on the Studies of This Issue in the 1960s / Martin Cressey -- Tradition Revisited / Nicholas Lossky -- The Pneumatological Dimension in the Hermeneutical Task / Michael Prokurat -- Ecumenical Hermeneutics: Suspicion versus Coherence ? / Rudolf von Sinner -- Hermeneutics: An Instrument for an Ecumenical Reflection on the Search for Church Unity / Metropolitan Gennadios (Limouis) of Sassima -- Reflections on "A Treasure in Earthen Vessels: An Instrument for an Ecumenical Reflection on Hermeneutics" / Pablo R. Andinach -- A Treasure in Earthen Vessels: An Instrument for an Ecumenical Reflection on Hermeneutics -- Contributors -- Participants in the Consultations.
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) started in 1701. It functioned as the missionary society of the Church of England, even though formally it was chartered as an independent organization. Its purpose was to provide "a sufficient maintenance...for an orthodox clergy" and make "such other provision...as may be necessary for the propagation of the Gospel" in colonies belonging to England. It recruited and oversaw pastors, teachers, and catechists; in addition, it paid salaries, built churches, gave direction to the Church of England in the overseas colonies.
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Reel 1 - Finding Aid
Reel 2-102 - SPG Records
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