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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