RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 42/1
Extent88 ff.
TitleGermany: General situation
Date18 Nov 1937- 12 Dec 1938
DescriptionPapers concerning church-state relations, the convocation resolution on Church of England relations with the church in Germany and the disagreement between Bishops George Bell and Arthur Headlam.

Includes correspondence and a memorandum on religious life in Germany, including letters between Canon John Douglas, Arthur Headlam - Bishop of Gloucester, Paul Anderson, director of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America and Canada, and F.J. Chamberlain, concerning efforts to arrange a visit to Berlin to join a gathering of pastors discussing youth work, 1-13 Dec 1938 (ff. 1-14); letter from Headlam to Miss Wallace, 30 Nov 1938 (ff. 15); memorandum on a visit to Germany sent by an Oecumenical Agency Worker to Douglas, Nov 1938 (ff. 16-17); correspondence between Headlam, A.C. Macdonald and Alan C. Don concerning an article on 'Germany and Christianity' which provides a negative assessment of the approach of the Nazis to the church, 31 Oct-3 Nov 1938 (ff. 18-28); correspondence between Headlam, Wallace, and Douglas concerning a memorandum written by D. Heckel, 27 Oct-2 Nov 1938 (ff. 29-32); correspondence between Douglas, Cosmo Gordon Lang - Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Noel-Buxton, Lord Hugh Cecil and Headlam concerning the Resolutions proposed by Lord Hugh Cecil and passed by the CFR with regard to the Confessional Church in Germany, 13-27 Oct 1938 (ff. 33-45); correspondence between Headlam, Wallace and Philip Usher concerning the circulation of Headlam's article in The Guardian representing his views on a visit to Germany to members of the Council, 3-8 Oct 1938 (ff. 46-53); Headlam's article on 'The German Church' in The Guardian and related articles in the same paper and The Church Times, 8 Aug-2 Sep 1938 (ff. 54-56); correspondence concerning the Colonial and Continental Church Society, including letters from Rev F. Bates, Douglas and Dr Wahl, 8 Apr-12 Jul 1938 (ff. 57-66); correspondence concerning the motion proposed by George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, at the Convocation of Canterbury concerning persecution of Catholic and Evangelical Churches in Germany, including the response of Headlam in a letter to Lang and correspondence between Heckel and Douglas, 18 Nov 1937-4 Feb 1938 (ff. 67-86); letter from Dorothy Buxton to Headlam concerning a leaflet issued by the Rhineland Confessional Synod and their fears of a State Church, 15 Dec 1937 (ff. 87); Kulturkampf: News Bulletin on the religious policy of the Third Reich, 23 Nov 1937 (ff. 88).
LanguageEnglish and German
RelatedMaterial CFR LRC 41 ff. 8-9 - a duplicate was removed from CFR LRC 42/1

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