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William Temple

1881-1944. Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942. Son of [[Frederick Temple]],* he was educated at Rugby, then became an exhibitioner at Balliol, gaining a double first. In 1904 he was appointed a fellow of Queen's. In 1906 he was refused ordination by Bishop Paget of Oxford, who thought Temple was insufficiently certain concerning the doctrines of the [[Virgin Birth]] and resurrection. After further discussion (and with Paget's consent) he was ordained by Archbishop Davidson in 1908. In 1912 he became headmaster of Repton and contributed to the volume Foundations. He became in 1914 rector of St. James', Piccadilly, which he later resigned during the war years to become the secretary of the Mission of Repentance and Hope and later the leader of the Life and Liberty movement which resulted in the enabling act setting up church councils and the church assembly.