"First published in 2002 by SCM Press. This paperback edition published in 2003". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The purpose of this book is twofold. It provides brief portraits of forty-eight bishops who were in office from about the time of the 1832 Reform Bill, when the Church of England as well as the nation as a whole entered a period of continuous change, until the final years of the twentieth century." -- Intro., p. .
Beeson "ends by asking why such able and interesting bishops are now in short supply and wonders whether the hectically busy managerial role assumed by the bishops of the new millennium represents a betrayal of the Episcopal office and a consequent weakening of the Church's witness in an incredibly secularized society. Looking not far ahead, the likely impact of women bishops is also discussed". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements / TB -- Introduction -- The aristocrats and the courtiers -- The scholars -- The statesmen -- The prophets -- The pastors -- The controversialists -- The headmasters -- The church reformers -- The social reformers -- The missionaries -- The evangelists -- The odd men out -- The pioneers : looking ahead -- Bibliography -- Index.
OTCH Note: The bishops described are in order of discussion: Edward Stuart Talbot, William Cecil, Charles Sumner, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Robin Woods, Connop Thirlwall, Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Mandell Creighton, Kenneth Kirk, Ian Ramsey, Archibald Campbell Tait, Randall Davidson, William Temple, George Bell, John Percival, Edward Lee Hicks, John A.T. Robinson, E.R. (Ted) Wickham, Edward King, William Walsham How, Edward Woods, Launcelot Fleming, Herbert Hensley Henson, Ernest William Barnes, Frederick Temple, George Ridding, Neville Gorton, Geoffrey Fisher, Edward Stanley, Charles James Blomfield, Samuel Wilberforce, Leslie Hunter, James Fraser, Brooke Foss Westcott, Charles Gore, George Augustus Selwyn, John William Colenso, Charles Mackenzie, Frank Weston, Joost de Blank, Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, Walter Carey, Christopher Chavasse, Cuthbert Bardsley, Henry Phillpotts, T.B. Strong, Mervyn Stockwood and Douglas Feaver.
"Eighty percent of AIDS patients are working-age adults between twenty and forty-nine years of age, yet more than seven years into the worst epidemic this country has ever faced, fewer than ten percent of American businesses have developed policies to deal with the presence of AIDS in the workplace. .... This book offers a comprehensive approach to managing AIDS in the workplace -- its impact on health benefits, insurance coverage, employee assistance, and public relations. Throughout Puckett and Emery stress two key points: define the needs of the organization in advance of an AIDS crisis on the job, and treat AIDS like any other life-threatening condition". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Preface dated San Francisco, March 1988 / Sam Puckett and Alan Emery -- Introduction / Robert Haas -- The AIDS Epidemic and the Workplace -- Understanding AIDS: The Epidemic, the Virus and the Disease -- Managing the Fear of AIDS in the Workplace -- Step-by-Step Management of AIDS in the Workplace -- Designing and Implementing AIDS Education Programs -- A Primer on Prevention: Safe Sex, the Search for a Vaccine and Antibody Testing -- The Future of Corporate Responsibility and Employee Health -- Appendix -- Index.