RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelSubfonds
Alt Ref NoLC 65-104b
Extent40 vols. 2 items
TitleLambeth Conference 1908
Date1908
AdminHistoryHeld under Archbishop Davidson. The principal subjects discussed and reported on at the Conference were:

The adaptation of the Book of Common Prayer and enrichment, including consideration of the rubrics, special prayers, psalter, and lectionary, and the quicumque vult or Athanasian Creed.

Administration of Holy Communion including infection of the chalice, and substitutes for bread and wine in the mission field.

Christian faith in relation to modern thought, scientific and philo-sophical.

Church unity and relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches; the separate Churches of the East (Nestorian, Syrian Jacobite and Armenian Churches); the Roman Catholic Church; separate Churches of the West (Old Catholics, Spanish Reformed Church and Lusitanian Church); Unitas Fratrum (Moravian Church); the Scandinavian Churches, particularly the Church of Sweden; Presbyterian and other Free Churches.

Foreign missions: the growth of the Church on racial and national lines in Asia, Africa and America with particular reference to baptism, the Book of Common Prayer, marriage, the adaptation of native customs, self-government and racial problems; the correlation and co-operation of missionary agencies, notably the relations of missionary bishops and clergy to missionary societies.

Marriage problems: divorce; the prohibited degrees including marriage with deceased wife's sister; restriction of the population (birth control).

Ministries of healing: the unction of the sick; faith healing and Christian Science.

The moral witness of the Church in relation to the democratic ideal and social and economic questions, notably public morality and social reform.

The organisation of the Anglican Communion: the constitution of a Central Consultative Body; a tribunal of reference; the primacy of Canterbury; the limitation on the authority of diocesan bishops.

Religious education in schools with particular reference to church schools and Sunday schools.

Religious communities: report of the committee appointed in 1897 to consider the relation of religious communities to the episcopate.

The supply and training of the clergy; interchange of service at home and abroad including consideration of the Colonial Clergy Act, 1874.

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