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Brent, Charles Henry
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(Apr 9, 1862 Newcastle, Ontario – Mar 27, 1929 Lausanne) was a leading American representative of the Ecumenical Movement. In 1887, after theological study in Canada, he was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, and in 1901 he was consecrated as the first Anglican bishop of the Philippines, where he campaigned against the opium trade. In 1917 he became bishop of New York West, and in 1918/19 leading chaplain at the American headquarters in France. On his return from the World Missions Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 (Edinburgh Conference), which he des…

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Gensichen, Hans-Werner, “Brent, Charles Henry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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