Religious historian Owen Chadwick dies, aged 99

Distinguished English religious historian Owen Chadwick has died, aged 99.

Rev. Chadwick was best known for his work on the Victorian Church of England, Cardinal John Henry Newman and Michael Ramsey.

He wrote a textbook called “The Pelican History of the Church: The Reformation (1964)”, which an obituary in The Guardian described as “the first book on many reading lists for a quarter of a century”.

Rev. Chadwick held two Cambridge University chairs over a period of 25 years, was Cambridge’s vice-chancellor during the student unrest of the late 1960s, and chaired a commission that transformed the structures of the Church of England.

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