Public Life and the Place of the Church: Reflections to Honour the Bishop of Oxford

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Richard Harries, Michael W. Brierley
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 01.01.2006 - 236 Seiten
The work of Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, has been highly distinctive for the consistency of its engagement with contemporary society. It represents a model of the Church which is outward-looking, a Church which is as ready to learn from others as it is to offer its own wisdom and resources. This book reflects on Richard Harries' ministry on the 'borderlands' of society and Church, and engages deeply with the nature of modern society and the place of the Church within it. Taking Richard Harries' contributions as their inspiration, key figures, each of them major commentators on areas of pressing contemporary concern, probe the important questions which people are asking about a range of social issues. Arms and violence, the role of the media in public life, spirituality, multifaith Britain, sex, capitalism, the second chamber, and medical ethics are all discussed, building up a serious debate on the kind of society in which we live and making suggestive comments about the part which the Church might play.
 

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Richard Harries and the Issues of Our Time
23
Only Connect
37
Arms and Justice
43
The Media and the Church
57
Contemporary Spirituality and Christian Doctrine
65
Multicultural Britain and Interfaith Dialogue
77
Sex and the Church of England
95
Capitalism and the Gospel for the Rich
113
Art and Faith
127
Poetry and Truth
137
The House of Lords and Religion
157
A Dialogue
179
The Health of the Spirit
217
Index
233
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The Revd Michael Brierley is the Bishop of Oxford's Chaplain, Oxford, UK.

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