Anglican church expansion and the recruitment of colonial clergy for New South Wales and the Cape Colony, c. 1790-1850
Hardwick, Joseph. (2009) Anglican church expansion and the recruitment of colonial clergy for New South Wales and the Cape Colony, c. 1790-1850. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol.37 (No.3). pp. 361-381. ISSN 0308-6534Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03086530903157565
This article provides the first study of the recruitment of colonial Anglican clergymen in the sixty or so years after the establishment of the first colonial Anglican bishoprics in the late eighteenth century. While studies on the social and educational backgrounds of missionaries abound, the clergymen who ministered primarily to European settlers have been largely overlooked. Nothing comparable to the Clergy of the Church of England Database exists for colonial clergy. This article examines the educational backgrounds of those recruited for service in New South Wales and the Cape Colony and highlights the problems which both the Colonial Office and high churchmen faced when they tried to recruit men from particular church parties and educational institutions. The evidence presented here questions the established chronology of Anglican Church expansion, and casts new light on the tensions which existed in the colonial churches in the first half of the nineteenth century.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 361-381|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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