A Canadian Anglican who served as a missionary to the Philippine Islands. He was conscious of the doctrinal differences that separated the churches. He saw Anglicanism as the bridge that might span these differences. On his urging the Edinburgh conference appointed a committee to invite "all churches which accept Jesus Christ as God and Savior to join in conferences following the general method of the World’s Missionary Conference, for the consideration of all questions pertaining to Faith and Order of the Church of Christ." Brent believed that cooperation among churches was possible only on the basis of agreement on essentials of the faith. Disunity, he said, is fundamentally creedal.
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