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Bertie Boyce: Pioneer Clergyman, Social Reformer

Robert Withycombe
Australian Author
Bertie Boyce: Pioneer Clergyman, Social Reformer

Bertie Boyce: Pioneer Clergyman, Social Reformer

Robert Withycombe

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'This biographical study of Francis Bertie Boyce, for 47 years rector of St Paul's Redfern in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, focusses on the remarkable public dimension of his ministry. In the interests of the Church, he steadfastly withstood the inclination of the secular to drive religion out of the public square. In the interests of the poor, he campaigned for temperance, old age and invalid pensions, and slum clearance. In the interests of the nation, he fought for the ongoing involvement of the churches in public education, for the observance of Empire Day as the celebration of 'all those things which uplift an empire's people', and the annual observance of 'Church History Sunday' to give due acknowledgement of the positive role of the Church in Australia's development. Precisely because Boyce was so exceptional, and yet so effective, the inspiration must be found to raise up faithful evangelical social reformers in his image. Robert Withycombe shows how Boyce did it, and, through meticulous research, brings us the social activist aspirations and rationale of this reformer in his own words. This book is an inspiring read, an invaluable guide to emulating a remarkably practical and effective pastor.' - Stuart Piggin, Conjoint Associate Professor of History, Macquarie University



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'This biographical study of Francis Bertie Boyce, for 47 years rector of St Paul's Redfern in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, focusses on the remarkable public dimension of his ministry. In the interests of the Church, he steadfastly withstood the inclination of the secular to drive religion out of the public square. In the interests of the poor, he campaigned for temperance, old age and invalid pensions, and slum clearance. In the interests of the nation, he fought for the ongoing involvement of the churches in public education, for the observance of Empire Day as the celebration of 'all those things which uplift an empire's people', and the annual observance of 'Church History Sunday' to give due acknowledgement of the positive role of the Church in Australia's development. Precisely because Boyce was so exceptional, and yet so effective, the inspiration must be found to raise up faithful evangelical social reformers in his image. Robert Withycombe shows how Boyce did it, and, through meticulous research, brings us the social activist aspirations and rationale of this reformer in his own words. This book is an inspiring read, an invaluable guide to emulating a remarkably practical and effective pastor.' - Stuart Piggin, Conjoint Associate Professor of History, Macquarie University


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Meet the Author

Robert Withycombe

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).

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  • Catalogue Code 521364
  • Product Code 9780648118671
  • ISBN 0648118673
  • EAN 9780648118671
  • Pages 144
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Morning Star Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Publication Date Jan 2018
  • Sales Rank #46126
  • Dimensions 210 x 148 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.182kg

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