Three articles on the history of the Lambeth Conference are featured in the June 2022 issue of Anglican and Episcopal history. The quarterly journal is published by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. Articles are publicly available at hsec.us/Lambeth. This open source access is designed to enhance knowledge of the historical perspective of the 15th Lambeth Conference convened at the end of July 2022 by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“Our three authors offer different perspectives on what the Lambeth Conference was to help inform what it is,” noted AEH Editor, Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook. “The writing is well-researched and peer-reviewed to meet the standards of scholarship. Even so, you don’t have to be a scholar to appreciate the perspectives presented. Kujawa-Holbrook began planning an issue thematic over a year ago and intended to “make it available beyond our members. We want anyone who wants to be able to read them to have access. We hope they are doing a service to the Church as it grapples with the challenges of mission in today’s world.
“‘You Share Our History’: Historiography of the Lambeth Conference” is the lead article by Benjamin Guyer, professor of history and philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin and editor of the issue. Guyer examines the changing interpretations of the Lambeth Conference among historians since 1867.
“Archbishop Michael Ramsey and the Lambeth Conference” is by Peter Webster, an independent scholar of contemporary British religious history. Webster examines the relationship between the 1968 Lambeth Conference and Michael Ramsey’s tenure as Archbishop of Canterbury.
“Anglicanism, the Lambeth Conferences and International Relations in the Twentieth Century” is by Andrew Chandler, Professor of Modern History at the University of Chichester. Chandler notes that historians have rarely emphasized discussions of international relations at Lambeth conferences and identifies a number of recurring approaches to world politics.
Anglican and Episcopal historyPreviously The historical magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, is a peer-reviewed journal which seeks to raise the level of discussion, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and review books of interest to educated Anglicans. It is published quarterly and available to members of the Historical Society and educational institutions. Visit hsec.us/AEH.
For more than a century, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church has been an association dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information about the history of the Episcopal Church and its Anglican heritage. Founded in 1910 as the Church Historical Society, its members include scholars, writers, teachers, ministers (lay and ordained), and others interested in the goals and activities of the Historical Society. Visit hsec.us.