By John F. Woolverton
In his time, Robert Hallowell Gardiner III (1855–1924) used to be the guts and soul of the innovative Era’s circulate to set up cooperation between all Christian church buildings. Gardiner’s legacy this present day is the realm Council of church buildings. From his domestic at the Kennebec River and from the Maine city that bears his family’s identify, Gardiner carried on an intensive letter-writing crusade on behalf of the reunion of globally Christianity. John F. Woolverton contains Gardiner’s 11 thousand letters, in addition to his released speeches and articles and family members files, to provide the 1st biography of a guy who used to be a seminal determine within the early twentieth-century Christian ecumenical circulate. Gardiner used to be impressive in that, as a layperson within the characteristically clergy-dominated, hierarchical Episcopal Church, he used to be in a position to deliver alongside his personal frequently reluctant denomination, in addition to the jap and Russian Orthodox church buildings, significant American and ecu Protestant our bodies, and for a time the Roman Catholic Church itself. additionally, within the Nineties Gardiner used to be a pacesetter in Boston’s recognized Social Gospel, relocating directly to the younger Manhood move of the 1910s. He used to be an outspoken suggest for giving girls a voice and vote within the church, in addition to a pace-setter within the significant 1916 revision of Christian schooling in his denomination. In his learn, Woolverton analyzes Gardiner’s dedication as an internationalist to multilateral peace efforts at the threshold of global struggle I. He additionally discusses Gardiner’s relationships with recognized figures from that period: U.S. Senator George Wharton Pepper, Francis Stetson, John R. Mott, Newman Smyth, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, John J. Wynne, Cardinal James Gibbons, Episcopal Bishop Charles Henry Brent, and Vida D. Scudder. Woolverton indicates how, regardless of the ravages of conflict, Gardiner used to be in a position to construct an unlimited community of cooperating political and spiritual leaders. American historians of the innovative period, church historians, and theological scholars will welcome this important addition to the historic literature at the social gospel.
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W. T. Gardiner to his mother, Emma Jane Tudor Gardiner, June 30, 1855, Gardiner Family Papers; Anne Hays Gardiner to Fenwick and Hallowell Gardiner, August 20, 1855, Gardiner Family Papers; and Anna L. Shepley to Floyd Tomkins, November 17, 1964, Tomkins Papers, General Theological Seminary, New York. ” 20 Robert H. Gardiner and the Reunification of Worldwide Christianity tested again in the perils of childbirth, this time in far more primitive surroundings. ”13 She was tired of wind, dust, and flaking bits of adobe.
Gardiner, should be challenged. 14 Robert H. Gardiner and the Reunification of Worldwide Christianity constraints. Environmental pollution matched human depredations. In the Sierra Nevada hydraulic mining for gold made use of the mountain torrents by redirecting and forcing cascading streams to blast away the earthen overburden of California’s great gravel beds, the natural products of ancient river channels. ”3 Riverbeds, now full of debris and unable to absorb the flow of swollen waters during the rainy season, overflowed their banks, ruined farmlands, and made river navigation impossible.
Ann’s, provided a godly heritage to which Robert Hallowell Gardiner’s generation was the fourth to uphold. His great-grandfather Dr. Silvester Gardiner had founded the parish, and it retained something of the atmosphere of a family chapel. Anglican religion did not die out with the old Tory doctor. There were Episcopal clergy: the sister of patriarch Silvester Gardiner had married the Reverend James MacSparran in 1722. The doctor’s grand6. Hutchinson, Frontier Settlement, 344–45; Harlow, California Conquered, 342, 283; Patricia N.