Hall, Arthur Crawshay Alliston

(Apr. 12, 1847-Feb. 26, 1930). Leader of Anglo-catholicism, committed ecumenist, and author of twenty books, including The Virgin Mother (1894) and The Doctrine of the Church(1909). He was born in Binfield, Berkshire, England. He received his B.A. in 1869 and his M.A. in 1872 from Christ Church, Oxford. At Oxford he came under the influence of the Tractarians, and entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist as a lay brother. He was ordained deacon on Dec. 18, 1870, and priest on Dec. 21, 1871. In 1874 he was sent to the American branch of the society and became associate priest at the Church of the Advent, Boston, where he remained until 1882. From 1882 until 1891, when he was recalled to England, he served the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston. He was consecrated the third Bishop of Vermont on Feb. 2, 1894, and served in that capacity until his death.

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