'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain: 2 - Bishop George Bell and Bishops Mervyn Stockwood and John Robinson

Course Dates: 17/02/18
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Peter Street

This self-contained course outlines the life and achievements of each of these bishops, together with the context and significance of the various controversies and longer-term consequences associated with them.

Description

What is the course about?

The course outlines the life and achievements of each bishop, together with the context and significance of the various controversies and longer-term consequences associated with them.

What will we cover?

BELL: as champion of ecumenism, adult education and the Arts (for example background to using a Cathedral to stage plays and commissioning Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral); involvement in anti-Nazi movements and hostility toward Allied bombing of Germany
STOCKWOOD: radicalism as priest and bishop, notably champion of (1960s)‘South Bank religion’ as Bishop of Southwark; social and political beliefs (an ardent socialist who was expelled three times from the Labour Party); early advocate of women’s ordination
ROBINSON: academic and priestly career; appointment as (suffragan) Bishop of Woolwich by Bishop Stockwood in 1959; most radical and renowned priest 1960s Britain especially as champion of the unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and witness for the defence in the subsequent trial; Robinson’s writings, notably Honest to God and the ensuing reactions.

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

- the life and contributions of each bishop in relation to the conduct and thinking of the Christian Church in England and beyond
- the impact and legacy of each bishop on national life.

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?



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Course Code: HRS12

Sat, day, 17 Feb - 17 Feb '18

Duration: 1 session

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

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