Whipple oversaw and masterminded the growth of the church from a struggling pioneer mission to a diocese with a significant and prophetic voice in the councils of the national and international Anglican Communion. [...] he gained national and international recognition less for the success of his leadership as an educator or a churchman than for his impassioned championing of the Native American tribes of his diocese at a time when sentiment among white churchmen often ran in the opposite direction.
And the Wilderness Shall Blossom: Henry Benjamin Whipple: Churchman, Educator... Linda Lee Clader Anglican and Episcopal History; Dec 2009; 78, 4; Docstoc pg.
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