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Archbishop Temple’s offer of a Lambeth degree to Dorothy L. Sayers

In 1943 William Temple offered the honorary Lambeth Doctorate of Divinity to the novelist, writer and playwright Dorothy L. Sayers; an offer that after some lengthy consideration she refused. This article considers the reasons for her refusal, and situtates them in the context of the wider relationship between the Church of England and the 'Christian writer' in the period. This is the introduction to an edition of the correspondence between the two; the letters themselves are not included for reasons of copyright.

Webster, Peter (2010) Archbishop Temple’s offer of a Lambeth degree to Dorothy L. Sayers. In: From the Reformation to the Permissive Society. Church of England Record Society (18). Boydell and Brewer for the Church of England Record Society, Woodbridge, pp. 565-582. ISBN 978-1-84383-558-5

Item Type:Book Section
Culture, Language & Literature
Divisions:Institute of Historical Research > Publications Department
Collections:IHR Publications department staff research papers
Deposited By:Dr Peter Webster
Date Deposited:08 Oct 2010 12:10
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 09:32
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