The House of My Friends
'The House of My Friends' is the nearest Eric James will get to an autobiography. The roll-call of people written about in this book is extensive and James always writes about them with wit and perception. His strong social conscience...
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'The House of My Friends' is the nearest Eric James will get to an autobiography. The roll-call of people written about in this book is extensive and James always writes about them with wit and perception. His strong social conscience breathes through the pages of this book.
The House of my Friends, the self-portrait of a wise and much-loved pastor, is the nearest Eric James will get to an autobiography. He left school in Dagenham, Essex, at fourteen, when the Second World War broke out, and worked for seven years at a riverside whart on the Thames where the Globe Theatre now stands. After ordination, he became chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, and thereby became associated with some of the most famous and influential clerics of his generation: Mervyn Stockwood, John Robinson (author of the bestseller Honest to God), Robert Runcie and Trevor Huddleston. James was made chaplain to H.M. the Queen in 1984 and was preacher to Gray's Inn from 1978-97, as well as Director of Christian Action from 1979-90 and one of the people who inspired Faith in the City. The roll call of people that Eric James writes about, always with wit and perception, is astounding. He has broadcast regularly to millions of listeners on the BBC's Thought for the Day programme, and his strong social conscience breathes through the pages of this book. Eric James is the author of a dozen other books including the highly praised biography of Bishop John A.T. Robinson.
Eric P. James studied at Oriel College, Oxford where he was awarded the B.Phil in 1987 and a D.Phil in the Philosophy of Mathematics in August 1990. He was Lecturer in Philosophy at St Hilda's College, Oxford for two years before taking up a tenured post at the Hong Kong University where he taught until June 2003.
Eric is Preceptor in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Director of Audio Engineering at URM Audio Ltd - a classical music production company based in Suffolk. He is editor (with Nick Bunnin) of The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (2nd Edition, Blackwell, 2003), Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations", Bob Katz' Mastering Audio: the art and the science and William James' Principles of Psychology and Radical Empiricism is finally in the publishing pipeline.-Editorial Review.
- Introduction; 1. The House Of My Friends; 2. A Working Faith; 3. Eric Symes Abbott: A Portrait; 4. A Celebration Of 150 Years: St Stephen's, Rochester Row; 5. 'better To Hear A Good Sermon Twice Than A Bad Semon Once'; 6. A View From The South Bank; 7. Lancelot Andrewes. 8. Sydney Smith; 9. Father Dolling; 10. Charles Gore: The Preacher; 11. Trevor Huddleston: From A Biographer's Chair; 12. Spirituality, Shakespeare And Royalty; 13. The Spiritual Care Of The Elderly; Acknowledgements; Index Of Names.