Hong Kong's Last English Bishop: The Lif

作者/編者: 魏克利
繪者: -
翻譯: -
出版社: 香港大學出版社
頁數: 212頁
版式/尺寸: 6"x9"31 illustration
ISBN: 9789888528714
系列名稱: -
零售價: HK$ 480.0
出版日期: 01/10/2021
適讀年齡: 伴讀年齡 : 不適用
自行閱讀年齡 : 18 ~ --


In Hong Kong’s Last English Bishop, Philip L. Wickeri explores the life and times of John Gilbert Hindley Baker, who served as Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong and Macao from 1966 to 1981. Baker lived through exciting times, as a missionary in wartime and revolutionary China, as a priest in America during the early years of the Cold War, and as a mission leader in the Church of England when churches in many parts of the world were becoming independent, before returning to Hong Kong where he was elected bishop. He was a faithful correspondent and a prolific writer throughout his life, offering a personal commentary on the churches and the societies in which he lived. Wickeri has made extensive use of Baker’s writings and other archival materials to provide a vivid picture of his life and work. Bishop Baker was instrumental in working for reconciliation after the 1967 riots, expanding the work of the diocese, and engaging Hong Kong with the wider world. In 1971, he opened a new era in the Anglican Communion by legally ordaining the first women priests. This book is indispensable for understanding the development of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church) at a time when the growth of Hong Kong as a vibrant modern city was at its peak.