RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR G 6/2
Extent70 ff.
TitleCommunism: CFR papers: 'Communism and the Churches: a documentation'
Date1949-1951
DescriptionPapers relating to ‘Communism and the Churches: a documentation' by J.B. Barron and H.M. Waddams (SPCK, 1950), produced on behalf of the International Department of the British Council of Churches, including: correspondence between Dr. Prestige and Sir Anthony Rumbold about access to Foreign Office files as a research source for the volume(ff.1-2); letter from the Estonian Legation enclosing information about religious life in Estonia under the second Soviet occupation (ff.3-4); correspondence between Col. Barron and J.S. Curtiss, History Dept., Duke University, about juridical recognition of the Moscow Patriarchate (ff.5-6); comments on the text by R.D. Rees and Paul Anderson (ff.7-11); letter from Dr. Böhm on behalf of Bishop Dibelius, thanking the Revd. W.H. Macartney for a copy of the pamphlet (f.12); Chapter 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, 1948 text: Breach of Rules concerning Separation of Church and State (f.13); correspondence between Kliment Naumov, BBC Monitoring Service, and Herbert Waddams about the Albanian section of the volume (ff.14-21); reviews (ff.22-23, 27-28, 47-50); correspondence with SCM Press about a Swedish edition (ff.24-25); correspondence between George Bell, Bishop of Chichester and Herbert Waddams about a series of pamphlets for the clergy based on the volume (ff.29-31); correspondence between Herbert Waddams and Dr. Visser 't Hooft about a lack of response from the World Council of Churches to the volume (ff.32-33); correspondence between W.H. Macartney, Bishop Bell and J. W. C. Wand, Bishop of London, about the possibility of SPCK publishing a series of pamphlets on Christianity and Communism (ff.36-40, 44); review of Communism and the Churches in "The Ecumenical Review", with critical correspondence about it (ff.41-43, 45-46); correspondence with SCM Press about a sequel (ff.51-52, 54, 59); letter from Archbishop Fisher to Rebecca West (Cicely Andrews) inviting her to write a book on the attack on the churches in Communist countries, with her refusal (ff.53, 55); correspondence between Herbert Waddams and Sir Reginald Leeper about approaching other popular authors to undertake the project, including T.S. Eliot, Dorothy L. Sayers and Herbert Butterfield (ff.56-58, 60-63, 65); poor sales of the American edition (f.64); proof of Foreward and Preface (f.66); typescript of section on the USSR. (ff.67-70).

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DS/UK/5999Waddams; Herbert Montague (1911-1972); Canon of Canterbury Cathedral1911-1972
DS/UK/3615British Council of Churches; 1942-19901942-1990
497Prestige; George Leonard (1889-1955); Canon of St Paul's Cathedral1889-1955
DS/UK/6373Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Foreign Office; 1922-1922-
GB/109/13104Anderson; Paul B. (1896-1985); commentator on Russia and the Orthodox Church1896-1985
GB/109/15508Dibelius; Otto (1880-1967); Superintendent of the German Evangelical Church1880-1967
135Bell; George Kennedy Allen (1883-1958); Bishop of Chichester1883-1958
GB/109/7252Visser't Hooft; Willem Adolph (1900-1985); Dutch clergyman1900-1985
NA2499World Council of Churches; 1948-1948-
581Wand; John William Charles (1885-1977); Bishop of London1885-1977
12Fisher; Geoffrey Francis (1887-1972); Archbishop of Canterbury1887-1972
GB/109/14492Leeper; Sir; Reginald Wildig Allen (1888-1968); Knight Diplomat1888-1968
337Eliot; Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); poet1888-1965
DS/UK/5283Sayers; Dorothy Leigh (1893-1957); novelist1893-1957
GB/109/8146Butterfield; Sir; Herbert (1900-1979); Knight1900-1979
GB/109/24615Barron; (John) Bernard (1886-1981); civil servant and CFR archivist1886-1981
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