Geoffrey Fisher — a headmaster’s study
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 @ 00:29
Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945 to 1961, has
had a bad press. In this edited extract from their new biography,
Andrew Chandler and David Hein
THE most famous appraisal of Geoffrey Fisher's leadership came
from the pen of the prominent theologian Donald MacKinnon. "The
historians of the Church of England", he said, "may yet recognise
that the worst misfortune to befall its leadership in the end of
the war was less the premature death of William Temple than his
succession by Fisher of London, and not by Bell of Chichester."
Weighty words, but they should be taken with a heavy discount;
for MacKinnon, the Norris-Hulse ...
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