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Guerry, William A.


William Alexander Guerry (1861-19280), a native of South Carolina, served as the bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina from 1907-1928, as well as a Chaplain and Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at the University of the South. Guerry believed in a "chruch broad enough to embrace within its communion every living human soul." One of Guerry's goals was to desegregate the church, and because of this, he was shot at Saint Phillip's Church by a priest who openly opposed his goals of advancing racial equality, and died five days later on June 9, 1928.
"William Alexander Guerry: Bishop, Reformer and Martyr." Grace Church, accessed September 16, 2015.

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William A. Guerry correspondence, speeches, and manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-020
Scope and Contents This collection contains original drafts of Bishop Guerry's (1861-1928) sermons, articles, correspondence, speeches, and prayers from about 1907-1928 -- the last 20 years of his life. Many of Guerry's articles touch upon controversial topics such as the role of divorce in Christianity. The collection also includes the published forms of Guerry's articles, such as religious periodicals and newspapers. An interesting document in the collection outlines Bishop Guerry's investigation into the...