Elsie Chamberlain 1910-1991: Grace Amid Storms - The Independent Life of a Woman Minister - Gender, Theology & Spirituality (Paperback)
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Elsie Chamberlain 1910-1991: Grace Amid Storms - The Independent Life of a Woman Minister - Gender, Theology & Spirituality (Paperback)

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Elsie Chamberlain (1910-91) was a leading figure in feminism, broadcasting and the churches. At her death many tributes were paid, including an appreciation of her on Woman's Hour on Radio 4 and all the 'serious' newspapers published obituaries. More than any other person in this country, she changed the way people regarded Christian women ministers in a positive direction. She was a first in many areas. She was the first woman chaplain to the armed forces (the RAF). She was the first nonconformist minister to marry an Anglican clergyman. She was the first woman producer in the religious broadcasting dept of the BBC and the first woman to present the daily service on the radio (she worked for the BBC 1950-67). She was the first woman to occupy the chair of the Congregational Union of England and Wales and almost certainly the first woman anywhere in the world to head a major denomination. In all that, this courageous pioneer confronted and overcame determined prejudice and hostility. She attended many ecumenical assemblies, including the inaugural meeting of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Elsie Chamberlain 1910 - 1991 is the first full biography and a critical appreciation using original sources from the churches and the BBC.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781845539320
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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