The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. Paperback

Bishop of Natal

by George William Cox;

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The Life of John William Colenso, D.D.

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The prolific nineteenth-century historian and liberal churchman George William Cox (1827-1902) published this biography of the controversial bishop John William Colenso (1814-83) in 1888. Colenso was appointed the first Bishop of Natal in 1853, and in the next few years he oversaw the completion of the cathedral in Pietermaritzburg and the building of churches in Durban and Richmond, established mission stations and learned Zulu. He was heavily criticised for his tolerance of Zulu practices and for his view that the Old Testament was not literally true. Eventually he was excommunicated, though he retained a loyal following. Cox had accompanied Colenso on his first visit to South Africa in 1853, and remained a fervent supporter of the bishop's work, eventually being nominated (unsuccessfully) as his successor. Volume 2 covers the period from 1865 to Colenso's death, focusing on his support for indigenous rights in the face of colonialist injustice.

The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. by George William Cox was published by Cambridge Library Collection in June 2011. The ISBN for The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. is 9781108032070.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (June 2011)
Number of Pages740
Thickness41 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4027504
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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