By Robert William Keith Wilson
The normal portrayal of George Augustus Selwyn, the 1st Anglican bishop of recent Zealand, focuses upon his importance as a missionary bishop who pioneered synodical govt in New Zealand and acted as a mediator among settlers and Maori. George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) specializes in Selwyn's theological formation, which locations him within the context of the realm of conventional excessive churchmanship, instead of the Oxford flow narrowly conceived. It argues that his specialty lay within the manner within which he was once in a position to transplant his imaginative and prescient of Anglicanism to the colonial context. utilising Selwyn's own correspondence and papers, in addition to his unpublished sermons, the publication analyses his theological formation, his missionary coverage, his function in the formation of the colonial episcopate, his angle to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 examine areas Selwyn along different likeminded excessive churchmen who formed the framework for the transformation of Anglicanism from kingdom Church to around the globe communion within the 19th century.
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P. 474. 70 Though Selwyn had little personal contact with the Tractarians, Charles Marriott had consulted Newman in 1841 about whether he should accompany Selwyn to New Zealand. , p. 475. , pp. 531–62. 1, pp. 154–5. 65 On Newman and Froude’s criticism of the Reformers see Nockles, Oxford Movement, pp. 124–7. 66 Unpublished sermon, Reopening of All Saints, Derby, 15 March 1876. 7k, p. 7 (Sel). 67 Ibid. 68 Tucker, Selwyn, vol. 1, p. 67. , p. 72. 70 See the discussion below in Chapter 2 on missionary policy, esp.
55. S. Bosher, The American Church and the Formation of the Anglican Communion. 1823–1853. Dwight Johnson Memorial Lecture in Church History, 1962 (Evanston, Seabury Western Theological Seminary, 1962). H. Hopkins, Life of the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, First Bishop of Vermont and Seventh Presiding Bishop (New York: Huntington, 1873). 92 However, though Stephenson showed a greater awareness of the importance of the colonial dimension than is common in works of ecclesiastical history, he was primarily concerned with the antecedents and events of the First Lambeth Conference, rather than with a discussion of Selwyn’s role and overall significance in the formation of the colonial episcopate.
18 The Caroline divines provided a pattern of apologetic that saw the Church as both catholic and reformed. Repudiating the claims of both Rome and Geneva, the Church upheld in its formularies the basic principles of the Reformation such as the supremacy of Scripture and a forensic doctrine of justification, but also preserved the historic Church order of bishops, priests and deacons and the fixed and formal liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. The Church was both biblical and reformed, but also traditional and sacramental.