By Robert William Keith Wilson
The traditional portrayal of George Augustus Selwyn, the 1st Anglican bishop of recent Zealand, focuses upon his importance as a missionary bishop who pioneered synodical executive in New Zealand and acted as a mediator among settlers and Maori. George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) specializes in Selwyn's theological formation, which areas him within the context of the realm of conventional excessive churchmanship, instead of the Oxford move narrowly conceived. It argues that his specialty lay within the method within which he was once in a position to transplant his imaginative and prescient of Anglicanism to the colonial context. applying Selwyn's own correspondence and papers, in addition to his unpublished sermons, the booklet analyses his theological formation, his missionary coverage, his function in the formation of the colonial episcopate, his angle to conciliar authority and his impression upon the diocesan revival in England. The research areas Selwyn along different likeminded excessive churchmen who formed the framework for the transformation of Anglicanism from kingdom Church to around the world communion within the 19th century.
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55 and p. 18. A. Burns, The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England c. 1800–1870 (Oxford: OUP, 1999); ‘“Standing in the Old Ways”: Historical Legitimation of Church Reform in the Church of England c. 1825–1865’, in The Church Retrospective: Papers Read at the 1995 Summer Meeting and the 1996 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society, ed. N. Swanson (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1997), pp. 407–22. This will be developed further in Chapter 5 on Selwyn’s Lichfield ministry. 86 Stephenson, First Lambeth Conference, p.
Rev. Dr Jackson Kemper to exercise Episcopal functions in Missouri and Indiana’, in Sermons on Various Occasions (London: Rivingtons, 1842), pp. 279–303. On Doane see Cnattingius, Bishops and Societies, pp. 200–203. See also Stephenson, First Lambeth Conference, pp. 28–34 (on the Scottish Church) and ch. 3 (on the American Church). For the influence of the American and Scottish Churches on Selwyn, see p. 66. On the Scottish Church see H. Caswall, Scotland and the Scottish Church (Oxford: Parker, 1853); F.
67 Ibid. 68 Tucker, Selwyn, vol. 1, p. 67. , p. 72. 70 See the discussion below in Chapter 2 on missionary policy, esp. pp. 84–6. 71 He was able to keep Selwyn informed of the progress of Church affairs in England and edited a volume of ‘Anaclecta Christiana’ for the benefit of Selwyn’s ordinands in New Zealand. 72 However, Selwyn’s attitude to the later development of the Oxford Movement was less positive. 75 Instead of enhancing unity, the Tractarians were fostering party spirit within the Church, seeking to revive practices that were rejected by the Reformers.
George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878): Theological Formation, Life and Work by Robert William Keith Wilson