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Manross Lecture

The Manross Lecture, named for Historian and the Society's chief benefactor William Wilson Manross (1905-1987), was inaugurated in 2006 and is typically presented during the year of the Episcopal Church's General Convention.

Manross was librarian of the Church Historical Society from 1948 until 1956. He was professor of church history and librarian at the Philadelphia Divinity School from 1958 until his retirement in 1973. His two major books are A History of the American Episcopal Church (1935), and The Episcopal Church in the United States, 1800-1840: A Study in Church Life (1938). Read more about him from an article in Anglican and Episcopal History below.

William Wilson Manross, Benefactor of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church

Past Manross Lecturers

  • 2023 The Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, PhD, EdD, Editor of the Historical Society’s peer-reviewed journal Anglican and Episcopal History, she is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. She is Professor of Practical Theology and Christian History at Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Anglican Studies emerita, Bloy House, the Episcopal School of Theology at Los Angeles as well as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. "A New Era in Engaged Anglican & Episcopal History: Memory, Legacy & Embodied Practice." Video | PDF
  • 2018 Dr. Peter W. Williams, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Comparative Religion and American Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, "Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression"
  • 2015  Dr. Philip L. Barlow, Leonard J. Arlington Professor of Mormon  History & Culture at Utah State University, "White Lies That Tell the Truth of the
     Landscape: Mapping the Episcopal Church and The Impact of 'Place' On Religion.
  • 2012 The Rev. Dr. Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr.,  “This Great Day of Suffering"
  • 2009 The Rev. Canon Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College, Oxford and Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, Assistant Professor of Church History at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific , "Anglican History in the 21st Century: Remembering All the Baptized",
  • 2006 The Rev. Dr. Frederick Quinn, "'Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!' Anglicanism's Global Future"

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