Publication details for Canon Professor Michael SnapeSnape, Michael (2017). Anglicanism and Interventionism: Bishop Brent, the United States, and The British Empire in the First World War. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0469, 1469-7637
- DOI: 10.1017/s0022046917000616
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Although largely overlooked by historians, the worldwide Anglican Communion proved to be a major force in mobilising support for the Allied cause throughout the First World War. This article examines the wartime career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent, a Canadian-born bishop of America's Protestant Episcopal Church, who is usually remembered as a missionary, an ecumenist, and as a campaigner against the international opium trade. This article revisits Brent's wartime career, illustrating his three-fold significance as a contemporary symbol of Episcopalian power and influence in the United States, as an epitome of Episcopalian Anglophilia, and as a morale-boosting presence in wartime Britain.