Date of creation: 1904 to 1995
Extent: 6 boxes
CCCW Catalogue: HIN
Keywords: South Africa, ecumenism, Anglican Church, church history, empire

Peter Hinchliff (1929-1995) was a South African, educated at Rhodes University, Grahamstown and Oxford University. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in South Africa and held academic posts, becoming first professor of Ecclesiastical History at Rhodes in 1960. From 1964 to 1974 he served on the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches leaving South Africa in 1969 to be secretary of the Mission and Ecumenical Council of the Church Assembly in London. From 1972, he taught in the University of Oxford, becoming Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History 1992-5. This collection includes working papers, notes, and drafts on his books, articles, and lectures including on the history of the Anglican Church in South Africa, Bishop John Colenso, liturgy, etc., 1960s onward, as well as his unpublished Hulsean Lectures from 1975 on ‘The Idea of Empire and the Missionary Mind.’ The papers also include mission conference proceedings and other publications of the South African church, including liturgical reform and synodical business, and working papers of the World Council of Churches 1964-76.

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