Corrections to ‘The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion’

I noted that The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion, edited by Ian S. Markham, J. Barney Hawkins, IV, Justyn Terry, and Leslie Nuñez Steffensen contains two minor factual errors.

Page 274 says that Bishop Michael Solomon Alexander arrived in 1841 to Palestine. He was consecrated bishop that year (in Canterbury Chapel, as I recall), but did not arrive in Palestine until the following year.

Also, page 275 says that George Francis Popham Blyth (fourth bishop of the diocese, and first Englishman to hold the office) was a convert from Judaism. Solomon was the convert from (Rabbinic) Judaism. Blyth was from an Anglican family and had as an ancestor (I think) a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Perhaps if this book is published in another edition these corrections can be incorporated.


Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I live in Madrid now where I teach and minister. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am associate professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and priest at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer in Madrid, Spain. Visit my blog ( or page for more information.

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