1. The Lambeth Commission was asked to make a theological and legal discernment of a particular situation, describing that situation in an analytical way that would prepare for a practical decision by the Primates and A.C.C. Their work, we may say, is a service rendered to the episcopê of the Anglican churches, aimed towards an […]
The main reason the Lambeth Commission was asked to talk about communion life and structures rather than about sex was because there would have been no point in doing the latter. The Lambeth Conference 1998 had already reaffirmed the church’s stance on the subject, by a very substantial majority; and this had in turn been […]
We consider this to be a very significant, thoughtful, in-depth, report with vital recommendations which could hold the Anglican Communion together. Clearly, it has teeth and is not a fudge. It is a much more conservative than liberal document. It is against excessive provincial autonomy, and the ‘pre-emptive strikes’ of the dioceses of New Hampshire, […]
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003 ISBN 0-8028-2164-2 paperback, xii+138 pages $12.00 (£8.99) In his latest book, which is slim but not slight, Lamin Sanneh exploits the genre of a modern Socratic dialogue to publicise and discuss the phenomenon of Christianity as a world religion. He has summarized – rephrased? – and answered questions from his students […]
A Conference Paper for the Symposium, ‘Men, Women and the Church’ St John’s College, Durham, 4 September 2004 by the Bishop of Durham, Dr N T Wright I am very grateful to the organisers for inviting me to address this important conference, and only sorry that because of other duties I have been unable to […]
From David Thomas and Clare Amos (eds) A Faithful Presence: essays for Kenneth Cragg (London: Melisende, 2003) Download the article.
published in The Guardian Friday 19 March 2004 Mel Gibson doesn’t do reticence. The face of Christ is in your face. In the New Testament, the gospel writers narrate the crucifixion with admirable restraint and economy of words – what is surprising, in their accounts, is the very lack of gory detail. Here, perhaps, we […]