Friday, November 6, 2015

For All the Saints: William Temple

On the Episcopal calendar of saints, William Temple (1881-1944) is honored today. In the Church of England he was Bishop of Manchester (1921–29), Archbishop of York (1929–42) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1942–44). He was known for his social vision, his ecumenical and interfaith work, his efforts for a just society, and his efforts to help Jewish refugees during World War II. A preacher, teacher, and author, he wrote a well known book, Christianity and Social Order (1942), among other books. This site provides more information about him, including the praise of George Bernard Shaw!

Thank you, Lord, for William Temple.

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