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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Maury Allin
RLIN number: NXCP92-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, education, University of the South, Sewanee Seminary; ordination as deacon in the Episcopal Church 1944 and as priest 1945;early parish experiences in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana; college work, prison chaplaincy; marriage and family; president and rector of All saints Junior College, Vicksburg; election as bishop coadjutor of Mississippi, 1961; election to 6-year term on Executive Council of national church, 1970; participation in Anglican Roman Catholic conversations; Episcopal Radio and TV Foundation; the church and communications, SeaburyPress; move of church headquarters; General Convention of 1973 and election as Presiding Bishop; discussion of events and developments during tenure as Presiding Bishop.; 520 |a1974-985: organization of national church headquarters, budget, ordination of women, revision of 1928 Prayer Book, ecumenism and Consultation on Church Union, National and World councils of Churches, church and politics, church and communications, stewardship, racism, minority groups, televangelism, homosexuality, travel, relations of Episcopal Church to other churches in the Anglican Communion, Lambeth Conference of 1978, sale of Seabury House, fundraising and Venture in Mission; analysis of role and authority of Presiding Bishop, responsibility to and for a church with internal divisions; role in retirement.
Extent: Transcript: 702 leaves, Tape: 5 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed until death or 2021, whichever is earlier. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Allin, John M., 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1921
Speaker occupation: Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1990
Organizations discussed: Methodist Episcopal Church
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Bishops--United States; Church and social problems; Church fund raising; Church management; Church polity; Ecumenical movement; Methodist Episcopal Church; North America; Race relations--Religious aspects; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Allin, John M., 1921 ; Anglicans; National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America; Ordination of Women; World Council of Churches
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021304-16743