"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.
"`Facing AIDS, Facing Reality' is an interactive multimedia project that takes a unique look at the AIDS epidemic. .... The project is a joint effort of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) [www.pwrdf.org] and the Communications and Information Resources Department of the Anglican Church of Canada. .... The exhibit consists of 16 panels accompanied by a multi-layered soundtrack that animates the stories of those affected and infected by the disease and the response of PWRDF partners to the pandemic. The exhibition is available to travel throughout the 30 dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada and will end its journey in June 2007 at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in Winnipeg". -- Intro., p. .
Contents: Message from Exhibit Patron / Lois Hutchison -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: The Exhibit -- Exhibit Photos and Stories -- What Can I Do ? -- PWRDF Work on HIV and AIDS -- About the Photographers -- The Exhibit Soundtrack.
Booklet prepared to introduce and accompany the "Facing AIDS, Facing Reality" photo exhibit launched by PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund) in August 2006 as part of the Ecumenical Pre-Conference on AIDS (10-11 August 2006) and the XVI International AIDS Conference held in Toronto, Ont., 13-18 August 2006.