lies the ordination of women to the priesthood, or else their consecration to the episcopate? In some sense, I suppose, the Oecumenical Patriarchate might seem as well placed as Lambeth Palace as a kind of natural centre for, or else enabler of, some future great church. The Patri- archate is longer established, rather less subject to oscillations of churchmanship as between successive incumbents, and seems able to proceed more cautiously and with less attendant publicity in the pursuit of oecumenical progress. Certainly it seems appropriate the Father Puller became involved in conversations with the Orthodox, especially in about 1912 with the Russian Church. I have tried to allow Father Puller to speak for himself: with the added witness of Bishop Edward King. As already said, his immense erudition and formidable intelligence seems to stand in contrast with and to be somewhat limited by a self-effacing style of presentation. His principal, and best remembered, subject-matter was certainly important at the time, but may seem rather specialised as viewed from the late twentieth century. He has also suffered the ironic disability of controversialists, even unwilling ones, who are simply right: not only in theory, but also in practice. For no great number of Anglicans has chosen as yet to prefer communion with the bishops of Rome. It seems, in a way, a shame that Father Puller's remarkable gifts were not applied also to some wider and deeper theological issue, or issues. But this could also be said of other controver- sialists. To say so now is to express a regret rather than to lay any criticism. Father Puller was a great help to many troubled people in his time. And he served as a lasting example to us all of the golden principle that there is no substitute for an exhaustive and direct knowledge of that literature which surrounds our fields of interest. 1 I have not been able to discover much published work about this interest of his, but no doubt the official papers exist, possibly amongst Archbishop Davidson's in the library at Lambeth Palace. It would be very helpful towards any fuller study of Father Puller if some scholar could find the time fully to investigate this matter.