Anglican Social Theology
In periods of recession, churches frequently respond to social need in practical ways. These responses are often driven by pastoral concern rather than a theology of church and society. But without theological roots, such social action can be vulnerable and...
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In periods of recession, churches frequently respond to social need in practical ways. These responses are often driven by pastoral concern rather than a theology of church and society. But without theological roots, such social action can be vulnerable and episodic. This volume, commissioned by a group of Bishops in hard-hit dioceses, looks to develop strong theological foundations for local social action initiatives by churches, especially for activists who are not familiar with the Church of England's tradition of social theology, developed by William Temple and others a century ago. In exploring what a renewed Anglican social theology might look like, this also draws on the impact of Catholic Social Teaching and focuses on the core topics of multiculturalism, economics, family patterns, ecology and other key issues.
Jonathan Chaplin is Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Tyndale House, Cambridge, U.K., and a member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University. He is editor or co-editor of five books and author of Talking God: The Legitimacy of Religious Public Reasoning (2009).
Christine M. Fletcher is Assistant Professor of Theology at Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. She is the author of numerous articles on the ethics of work and on Dorothy L. Sayers.
John Hughes has taught for over 15 years and prepared students for BEC at all three levels. He has run Business English departments in Poland and Italy and organised teacher training courses including preparation for The LCCIEB Further Certificate for Teachers of Business English examination. He has written a number of course books for students and resource books for teachers as well as numerous articles for publications such as The Guardian Weekly. Currently, he is involved in the writing and development of online materials for training teachers.
Anna Rowlands is an expert on Catholic Social Teaching. Now based at Kings College, London, she previously taught Practical Theology at Westcott House, Cambridge.