Typescripts of lectures,articles and collected papers relating to Jewish-Christian relations and a photograph of Schneider.
Papers of Peter Schneider
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- ReferenceGB 150 DA37
- Dates of Creation[196-]-[197-]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description8 files
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Administrative / Biographical History
Canon H. Peter Schneider (1928-1982) was born of Jewish parents in Czechoslovakia. He came to England at the age of 10 as a refugee from Nazi persecution. He was subsequently brought up as a Christian and ordained in the Church of England in 1954. Following a London curacy, he became chaplain at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. In 1960, he went to Israel as chaplain to St Luke's, Haifa. In 1964, he became Adviser to the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem in Jewish-Christian Relations, pioneering dialogue and mutual understanding between Jews and Christians beyond the bounds of his own denomination, In 1973, he returned to England and continued this work through the Church of England and numerous ecumenical organisations while serving in parishes in Suffolk and Sussex.
Reference: Text of biography with mounted photograph of Schneider in the collection.
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