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Section III: Central Records

Part 21: Diaries of Dr Max Warren (General Secretary of CMS, 1942-1963)

Max Warren was General Secretary of CMS from 1942 to 1963. His detailed diaries cover the period 1944-1970. Personal, provoking and witty, they include good material for researchers on:

• His visits to the USA and Canada in the 1940s.

• His round the world trip in 1947.

• His visits to Australia, India, Egypt, Uganda, Tanganyika and Kenya, 1949-1950.

• A vivid record of all his activities and travels in the 1950s and 1960s. This includes major conferences and colloquia, frequent trips to the USA and Canada, Africa, the Middle East and throughout Europe, as well as matters of CMS policy and strategy.

• Decolonisation and the challenges of the post-colonial world.

• His advice to politicians, archbishops and other senior clergy and his position as a leading spokesman for evangelicalism.

• His understanding of different religions and cultures against a backdrop of the Suez Crisis, Arab-Israeli conflicts, racial tensions in the United States and developments in India and Pakistan.

This is a highly relevant collection for the study of religion, politics and cultures in the second half of the 20th century.

Max Warren

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