Canon Eugene Fairweather

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During that same period he wrote three books which have become standards: A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham (1956), The Meaning and Message of Lent (1962), and The Oxford Movement (1964).

He also served as a delegate on the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, the Canadian Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue, and the Anglican-Orthodox Joint Doctrinal Commission.

Initially cautious over the ordination of women, he changed his position to one in favour with the help of arguments by (now) Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan.

Dr. Cyril Powles, then professor emeritus of Divinity at Trinity College, in a tribute to Canon Fairweather in The Anglican in 1987, wrote ?not only have his students stood in awe of this learning; bishops and prelates and church leaders from East and West sought his counsel as a dependable and virtually bottomless well of information concerning the traditions and teaching’s of the faith down through the ages.?

posted by: Jane Davidson


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