In Pursuit of a Welsh Episcopate
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Publisher: University of Wales Press
Number of Pages: 400
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Examines and analyses the failure of the established Church in 19th-century Wales to retain the allegiance of the Welsh by appointing English speaking Anglo-Welsh bishops who failed to understand the character and spirituality of the Welsh. As a result, there was a demand for the appointment of Welsh-speakers as bishops for the four Welsh sees.
'This book is likely to interest a far wider readership than Welsh people or ecclesiastical historians. The author, a busy parish priest as well as a distinguished academic, describes with skill and verve the many issues with which successive premiers had to come to grips...It makes for an enthralling ,if sometimes unedifying, narrative'. Church Times '... fascinating reading... an excellent study of the issues facing the Welsh Church in the nineteenth century. It adds to our understanding of the issues relating to Church patronage in the period and will be an indispensable book for students of the modern Church in Wales'. Archive '...excellent study ...thoughtful and meticulously documented...another fine addition to the current series promoted by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Religion in Wales, at the University of Wales, Bangor'. Ecclesiastical History