Bishop John William Colenso

John William Colenso was consecrated the first Bishop of Natal on 30th November 1853 and died at Bishopstowe in 1883. The publication of this Commentary on Romans in 1861 sparked a controversy over the legitimate lengths to which the Church could go in accommodating itself to African culture, with major consequences for church and society in South Africa. This remarkable book is now made available again in the hope that Colenso's courageous engagement with African culture may resonate with and...See more