Montgomery of Tasmania
In comparison with the fame of their son, Bernard, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Henry and Maud Montgomery, leaders in their own right, are largely forgotten. Henry, fourth Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, 1889-1901, proved a dynamic force in the national church,...
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In comparison with the fame of their son, Bernard, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Henry and Maud Montgomery, leaders in their own right, are largely forgotten. Henry, fourth Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, 1889-1901, proved a dynamic force in the national church, still relevant today. Always energetic, he regularly left Hobart to care for remote West Coast mining communities and the aboriginal people consigned to exile on Cape Barren Island. Maud was an able partner, pioneering ministries in support of vulnerable women and children and Christian education. "Montgomery embodied a new paradigm of 'energetic episcopacy', as this well-researched and thorough study demonstrates, one very different to the prevailing norm in England and Australia." Bishop James Grant, Melbourne. "If only I'd had this fascinating book when I started! I couldn't put it down! 'Leadership' is much in vogue, if too little assessed, but here is a sustained assessment of leadership, both gifted and learnt. We learn of Episcopal leadership in its success and failure, engaging Gospel and culture." John Harrower, 11th Bishop of Tasmania.
Dr Robert Withycombe is a senior academic associate within the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University, lecturing in Church History at the St Mark's National Theological Centre, of which he was formerly a warden. He is also an associate researcher within Charles Sturt University's Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre (PaCT).
- Preface And Acknowledgements; Map Of Australasia; Map Of Dioceses Of Australia 1901; Map Of Tasmania Including Furneaux Islands; List Of Photographs; Abbreviations; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Shaping Of A Militant And Missionary Bishop; 2. Missionary Advocacy - Envisioning The Church As A Missionary Agency; 3. Applying Principles - Appointing A Bishop For The New Guinea Mission; 4. Episcopal Missionary Leadership Challenged; 5. Reviving Episcopal Missionary Leadership - The Abm, The Cms And The 1900 Abm Jubilee Celebration; 6. Caring For Bass Strait Aborigines - The Mutton Bird Bishop; 7. An Itinerant Bush Bishop - Visits To Tasmania's West And North-west Coast Frontiers; 8. The Australian Anglican Primacy - Ideals And Reality; 9. Envisioning An Australian Anglican Identity And Mission; 10. A Diocesan Bishop Militant; 11. Centralising Diocesan Leadership For Growth; 12. Anglican Wholeness And Unity Through Missionary Engagement; 13. Defending A Fragile Diocesan Unity; 14. Being A 'citizen Bishop'; 15. Maud Montgomery - The Colonial Bishop's Wife; 16. Maud Montgomery - The Bishop's Partner In Promoting Diocesan Goals; 17. A New Leader For The Spg; 18. Montgomery And His Legacy; List Of Sources; Index.