India and the End of Empire: Selected Writings of Daniel O’Connor

by , Ann Loades, and David Jasper (editors)

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Format: Paperback (213 pages)

Publisher: Sacristy Press

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ISBN: 978-1-78959-322-8

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Daniel O’Connor has led a remarkable life as a priest, scholar, missionary and teacher. His ten years as chaplain and lecturer in St Stephen’s College, Delhi and his years as Principal of the College of the Ascension, Selly Oak established him as one of the leading scholars of missionary activity during the time of the British Empire and afterwards.

Identifying closely with post-colonialism his writings on C. F. Andrews and Verrier Elwin provide a rich resource for the history of late imperial and early independent India. He wrote the latest official history of the USPG.

The essays in this book provide an introduction to his many writings, beginning with his early work on the Private Devotions of Bishop John Cosin of Durham and concluding with his magisterial overview of the “geography” of Anglican missions over the centuries. Dan’s own writings are followed by some writings on spirituality by his wife Juliet.

About the author

Daniel O’Connor was for many years Chaplain and lecturer at St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Returning to England he became Principal of the College of the Ascension, Selly Oak. Among his many writings is the latest official history of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Three Centuries of Mission (2000).

About the editors

David Jasper is Emeritus Professor and was Professor of Literature and Theology at the University of Glasgow.

Ann Loades was Emerita Professor of Divinity, University of Durham She died in December 2022.

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