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Mansfield College, Oxford

Its Origin, History and Significance

By (author) Elaine Kaye
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 23rd May 1996
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm d 25mm
Weight: 612g
ISBN-10: 0199201803
ISBN-13: 9780199201808
Barcode No: 9780199201808
The opening of Masfield College in 1886 reflected the aspirations of Nonconformists (Congregationalists in particular) that they should once again contribute to the religious life of the University of Oxford, from which they had been excluded since 1662. Elaine Kaye reveals the major contribution the College has made to biblical studies, to the ecumenical movement, to the formation of the United Reformed Church in 1972, and to the mediation of Scottish, German, amd American Reformed theology to Oxford. Since 1955, when Mansfield became a Permanent Private Hall, the College has, through a democratic process, re-created its tradition as a pluralist college appropriate to the end of the twentieth century, while continuing to educate ministers for the United Reformed and Congregational Churches. It is now about to acheive full collegiate status within the University of Oxford, pioneering initiatives in which theological and non-theological members work in inter-disciplinary partnership.

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"Elaine Kaye's book is noteworthy for placing Mansfield College in the broader context of the history of Nonconformist theology and the politics of the Dissenting chapels."--Modern Europe..".I admire Elaine Kaye's meticulous research and evident esteem for her subject. In honoring Mansfield at its centenary anniversary, she obviously delved into rich archves."--lice Tobriner, History