/June 2008 Articles

arts, books, other reviews

SURPRISED BY HOPE Tom Wright SPCK, 338pp, pbk 978 0 281 056170, £12.99 How many million words has Tom Wright written about the New Testament? Many more (and many more million, probably) than any bishop of the Church of England, [...]

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correspondents

Australia Unique union The Rt Revd Peter Jensen I did something really odd the other day. I looked up the dictionary definition of marriage, just to make sure that my understanding was not too off-line. I was relieved to find [...]

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last chronicle

It was announced today that arrangements for CONCON (the Not-the-Altemative-not-the-Altemative Lambeth Conference, as it is being called) are well under way. The Conference, of over 1000 church leaders and 450 bishops, will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in early [...]

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Letters to the editor

Spirit of cynicism From Bishop Harry Entwistle Some of your correspondents have expressed bewilderment that the liberal establishment in Wales believe that the Holy Spirit got his numbers wrong at the recent Welsh Synod in the debate on women bishops. [...]

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Forward in Faith update

Forward in Faith is delighted to commend to all its members, supporters and friends the Day of Celebration and Prayer which will take place on 14th July, to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Assize Sermon. A Poster for the [...]

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30 days

Oxford Movement, 2008 A priest of our acquaintance was wandering along The High, in Oxford, the other day - well, on the Solemnity of Corpus et Sanguis Christi to be precise -when he spotted the University Church of St Mary [...]

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Touching place

The city of Bourges lies surrounded by what Stendhal referred to as 'plains of bitter ugliness', but it possesses one jewel, the cathedral of St Etienne. It is contemporary with Chartres (begun c.l 195), but very different. Amongst French cathedrals, [...]

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the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk argues that an additional province is still the best solution for all concerned The Manchester Report dismisses in summary fashion the idea of an additional province for those opposed to women bishops. 'For many', it reads [para. 82], [...]

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faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on faith in social action The Faith finds itself enshrined in creeds and formularies but also in the lives of dedicated Christians centred in the Incarnation and thereby concerned for the whole of people's lives. The Lectionary for [...]

2017-09-30T21:45:05+00:00 June 2008 Articles|

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on faith in social action The Faith finds itself enshrined in creeds and formularies but also in the lives of dedicated Christians centred in the Incarnation and thereby concerned for the whole of people's lives. The Lectionary for [...]

2017-09-30T21:44:24+00:00 June 2008 Articles|