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- DescriptionAs the longest serving and the most influential bishop of Hong Kong during one of the most tumultuous periods in China's history, Bishop R. O. Hall played a crucial role in the reconstruction of the Anglican Church and Hong Kong after the Second World War. Born in England, the bishop committed his life to building bridges: between China and England; between Hong Kong workers and company management; between the government and the Hong Kong people; and, of course, between the Hong Kong people he loved and the Divine he worshipped. His single-mindedness in pursuing and translating the social theology of F. D. Maurice into practical terms resulted in his ermous contributions to the development of social welfare, low-cost housing, and education in postwar Hong Kong and helped spur its ecomic and social evolution into a global city. This book highlights the two major controversies during his episcopacy: the ordination of a woman priest during the war and his visit to China during the Hundred Flowers Campaign. Based on primary archival and private materials, this book shows that Bishop Hall, whole-hearted in pursuit of his goals for Hong Kong through love-in-action, was also multifaceted, with longings, questions, and inner contradictions we all share.
- Author BiographyMoira M. W. Chan-Yeung is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of British Columbia and honorary professor of medicine at the University of Hong Kong. This biography is her second non-medical scholarly work after her retirement.
- Author(s)Moira Chan-Yeung
- PublisherHong Kong University Press
- Date of Publication01/03/2016
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Place of PublicationHong Kong
- Country of PublicationHong Kong
- ImprintHong Kong University Press
- Content Note26 b&w illustrations
- Weight514 g
- Width159 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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