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Selwyn’s Impact upon the Diocesan Revival

In this chapter, I will discuss Selwyn’s impact upon the ‘diocesan revival’ in the Church of England during his Lichfield episcopate and argue that it should be accorded greater significance than has often been recognised. After reviewing the relevant historiography, I will assess Selwyn’s overall policy and then his institutional achievement in applying his ideals for diocesan reform as Bishop of Lichfield.