Thursday, June 05, 2008


Here's the first interlinear plug for a new book I have edited (and have five chapters in) which is due out for the beginning of July - possibly a little before. It's called Fear or freedom? Why a warring church must change, and I'm honoured to say that it has a preface by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Contributors include Deirdre Good, Savitri Hensman, Christopher Rowland, Glynn Cardy and others. It takes a constructively critical look at the significance of ‘Anglican wars’ in the run up to (and well beyond) the 2008 Lambeth Conference, signalling some important fault lines in post-Christendom life and faith. Its message is positive. The churches can - and must - abandon their obsession with top-down control, and rediscover the Gospel as a subversive source of hope in society at large. Fear or freedom? will be published jointly by Ekklesia and Shoving Leopard, a new Edinburgh-based imprint run by my friend Janet de Vigne, whose mantra is "life in all its fullness was never 'safe'." You will not be able to order it yet, but as soon as it is online the information will be made available.

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