By John F. Woolverton

  In his time, Robert Hallowell Gardiner III (1855–1924) used to be the center and soul of the revolutionary Era’s circulate to set up cooperation between all Christian church buildings. Gardiner’s legacy this day is the area Council of church buildings. From his domestic at the Kennebec River and from the Maine city that bears his family’s identify, Gardiner carried on an intensive letter-writing crusade on behalf of the reunion of globally Christianity. John F. Woolverton accommodates Gardiner’s 11 thousand letters, in addition to his released speeches and articles and kin documents, to offer the 1st biography of a guy who was once a seminal determine within the early twentieth-century Christian ecumenical circulation.             Gardiner used to be notable in that, as a layperson within the routinely clergy-dominated, hierarchical Episcopal Church, he was once in a position to carry alongside his personal frequently reluctant denomination, in addition to the jap and Russian Orthodox church buildings, significant American and eu Protestant our bodies, and for a time the Roman Catholic Church itself. additionally, within the Eighteen Nineties Gardiner used to be a pace-setter in Boston’s well-known Social Gospel, relocating directly to the younger Manhood stream of the 1910s. He used to be an outspoken suggest for giving girls a voice and vote within the church, in addition to a pacesetter within the significant 1916 revision of Christian schooling in his denomination.             In his research, Woolverton analyzes Gardiner’s dedication as an internationalist to multilateral peace efforts at the threshold of global battle I. He additionally discusses Gardiner’s relationships with recognized figures from that period: U.S. Senator George Wharton Pepper, Francis Stetson, John R. Mott, Newman Smyth, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, John J. Wynne, Cardinal James Gibbons, Episcopal Bishop Charles Henry Brent, and Vida D. Scudder.             Woolverton exhibits how, regardless of the ravages of conflict, Gardiner was once in a position to construct an enormous community of cooperating political and spiritual leaders. American historians of the revolutionary period, church historians, and theological scholars will welcome this priceless addition to the ancient literature at the social gospel.

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Coolidge, Colonial Entrepreneur: Dr. Silvester Gardiner and the Settlement of Maine’s Kennebec Valley (Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House Publishers and Gardiner Library Association, 1999), 9–13; and T. A. Milford, “J. S. J. Gardiner, Early National Letters and the Perseverance of British-American Culture,” Anglican and Episcopal History 70:4 (December 2001): 407–37. 9. It may be that “The Universality of the Laws of Heredity and Variability” is by Frederic Gardiner Jr. but is not listed as such. See Danny D.

The Legacy of Education 29 up, speak nicely, and don’t twiddle your fingers all the time,” was the order of the day at Roxbury Latin. The school did its work well. Among Roxbury’s graduates during Collar’s administration and after were many notable educators: Edward H. Bradford, dean of the Harvard Medical School and a pioneer in orthopedic surgery; Shakespearean scholar George Lyman Kittredge; James Bryant Conant, later president of Harvard University; Remsen Ogilby, president of Trinity College in Hartford; Samuel Drury, rector of St.

18 Robert H. Gardiner and the Reunification of Worldwide Christianity later was Sister Superior of Trinity Hospital in New York City. ”10 To the family’s Anglican heritage Robert Gardiner would make an even more noteworthy contribution than his clerical uncles, cousin, sister, and brother. It was a powerful religious heritage: locally Anglican, but then stretching beyond Christ Church, Gardiner into something more broadly biblical and after a fashion scientific. An examination of the backgrounds of Robert’s parents reveals startling changes of fortune.

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