Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Society Announcements

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Society Announcements

Article excerpt

Each year the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church awards the Nelson R. Burr Prize to the author of the most outstanding article in the last published volume of Anglican and Episcopal History. This prize honors the scholar whose two-volume A Critical Biography of Religion in America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961) and other bibliographic works constitute landmarks in the field of religious historiography.

The Nelson R. Burr Prize for 2009 was awarded to William C. Barnhart for his article, "Anglican Volunteerism, Ecclesiastical Politics, and the Bath Church Missionary Association, 1817-1818" (Anglican and Episcopal History 77 [2008]: 1-21. The Nelson R. Burr Prize Committee offered the following assessment of Professor Barnhart's article: "This essay stands out from a number of other worthy essays published in volume 77 of AEH for its careful use of source material, lucid argumentation, and accessibility. The author skillfully describes the position of supporters of the missionary society without uncritically adopting their point of view. Barnhart's description of the debates surrounding the work of the missionary association says much about the history of the Church of England at a pivotal moment - when the tide of evangelicalism flowed strongly in Britain. Moreover, by discussing the association's role in advancing Christianity in the empire, Barnhart makes a significant contribution to our understanding of missionary work abroad. Furthermore, this judicious study helps us to understand the origins of some divisions and controversies persisting within the Anglican Communion to this day. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.