'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain: 1 - Bishop Hensley Henson and Dean Hewlett Johnson

Course Dates: 10/02/18
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Peter Street

The course explores the context, life, contributions and controversies relating to both senior Anglican clerics, including upholding radical theological ideas, anti-trade unionism and disestablishment (Henson) or First World War pacifism and championing Stalin’s Russia (Johnson).


What is the course about?

The course explores the context, life, contributions and controversies relating to both these senior Anglican clerics .

What will we cover?

Topics covered include the radical theological ideas associated with Henson such as rejection of the Virgin Birth, anti-trade unionism and disestablishment. Similarly Hewlett Johnson’s support for pacifism in the First World War, defence of Republican Spain and his championing of Stalin’s Russia.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- the lives and achievements of both clerics
- why these clerics generated controversy and the rationale/context of their views and the policies which they pursued.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to all with an interest in the subject. No prior knowledge is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The half day course is a mix of tutor presentation and discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen and paper for any optional note taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might be interested in 'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain 2: Bishops George Bell, Mervyn Stockwood and John Robinson (Course code: HRS12).

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Course Code: HRS10

Sat, day, 10 Feb - 10 Feb '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £23.00
Concession: £15.00
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