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About "Fragmented Faith?"
At the dawn of the third millennium, Rowan Williams the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury faces the daunting challenge of leading the highly diversified and fragmented Church of England. The very essence of Anglicanism remains in the capability of embracing alternative perspectives in teaching and practice. "Fragmented Faith?" draws attention to three fault-lines within the Church of England: the continuing differences between evangelicals and Catholics, liberals and conservatives and charismatics and non-charismatics. But the fragmentation is more profound than these distinctions of church orientation. This well-informed and perceptive analysis shows that the real divisions are between the generations, between the sexes and between the laity and the clergy.
Meet the Authors
Francis is D J James Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity College Carmarthen and a Professor of Theology in the University of Wales
Revd Jeff Astley (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Honorary Professorial Fellow in Practical Theology and Christian Education, University of Durham. He was appointed as Founding Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education in 1981; he previously worked in parish ministry, university chaplaincy and higher education.
His publications include The Philosophy of Christian Religious Education; Theological Perspectives on Christian Formation; Choosing Life? Christianity and Moral Problems; Learning in the Way: Research and Reflection on Adult Christian Education; Children, Churches and Christian Learning; Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology; Exploring God-Talk: Using Language in Religion and Christ of the Everyday.
Reverend Jeff Astley is director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and honorary professorial fellow in practical theology and Christian education at Durham University. Reverend Leslie J. Francis is director of the Welsh National Centre for Religious Education and professor of practical theology at the University of Wales, Bangor. Mandy Robbins is a teaching and research fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. Together they edited "Religion, Education and Adolescence: International Empirical Perspectives," also publi