"[By] Hugh Montefiore, Bishop of Kingston-upon-Thames".
"First published November 1976". -- verso of t.-p.
"But why call this an age of apocalypse, as though the world is ending ? ... No the world is not about to end. Nor are the terrifying visions of the Apocalypse of St. John about to be literally fulfilled. ... No, what I mean by apocalypse in the title of these lectures is neither the end of the world nor a mere crisis, but a kairos, a decisive period of history, when the world -- and in our case our nation -- is faced with a moment of destiny; when it is about to enter a wholly new era, when it must face unprecedented issues of good and evil -- both for the planet as a whole. and for this nation in particular." -- p. 3-4.
"Of course Christians are to be involved in the world. This is what the doctrine of Incarnation is about -- God involving himself in the secular world which he has made; and Christians are in duty bound to get stuck in, to involve themselves in everyday life; in the family, in the local school or parents association, in local affairs, in their businesses, in the union or wherever it may be. We have a positive duty in all circumstances to get involved. But the word which is spoken to us is not an either or. It is not 'either' get involved 'or' be detached. It is 'both and'. We must 'both' be involved 'and' be detached. Now is the time, especially at a time of testing, to show that truly Christian combination of detachment from the world and and involvement in the world: now is the time to experience the sense of freedom and compulsion which comes from this combination." -- p. 28.
"A two-month Mission entitled 'A World in Apocalypse' has been launched in Southwark Cathedral, with a major exhibition and two separate series of lectures. The Mission opened on October 19th  with three lectures by the Bishop of Kingston. What Hugh Montefiore said seemed to me so important, urgent and relevant that I determined that it must be available to a wider audience." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction dated October 1976 / Harold Frankham, Provost's Office ... London -- What does God say to the Nation ? -- What does God say to the planet ? -- What does God say to me ?
"[B]y the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Francis Fisher, P.C., G.C.V.O., D.D."
"Selected by Edward Carpenter, Canon of Westminster".
"First published 1958". -- verso of t.-p.
Introduction by Edward Carpenter.
Contains: Editor's Note / E.F.C. -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Edward Carpenter -- Part One: The Church -- I. The Message of Canterbury -- II. The Christian Faith -- III. The Greater Festivals -- IV. The Church of England -- V. The Anglican Communion -- Part Two: The State -- VI. The Church and Society -- VII. Christian Marriage -- VIII. Education -- IX. Gambling -- X. The Commonwealth -- XI. Anglo-American Relations -- XII. National Occasions.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London and Beccles. Z.5398.
"[By] Ronald Preston, Malcolm Brown, Rachel Jenkins, Tony Addy".
"The Spring 1994 Gresham Lectures in Divinity presented in association with The William Temple Foundation and organised jointly with Sion College".
"Copyright Gresham College and The William Temple Foundation 1994". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"William Temple died in October 1944, after only two years as Archbishop of Canterbury but having been a leading advocate of a practical Christian social ethic for most of his ministry. His commitment to working out the method and content of the churches' social witness not only gave him a public prominence enjoyed by few clerics, but became a major contribution to the direction of post-war social policy in Britain. Even more enduring has been Temple's role in shaping the principles and processes of the churches' (and not just the Church of England's) engagement with society up to the present day. Yet despite the durability of the post-war consensus, we live in a very different intellectual and political climate to that which Temple initiated. Fifty years after his death, Temple's influence on ideas and practice is worth celebrating -- but just as important is the task of reassessing Christian social thought and action in the contemporary context. The four pieces that follow were originally delivered as the Gresham Lectures in Divinity, presented by Gresham College in association with The William Temple Foundation, and organised in conjunction with Sion College where they were delivered in Lent 1994". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction dated March 1994 / The William Temple Foundation -- William Temple: The Man and His Impact on Church and Society / Ronald Preston -- Work and Unemployment: The Church in the Moral Minefield / Malcolm Brown -- Values in Conflict: People of Principle Under Pressure / Rachel Jenkins -- Britain, The World Economy and the Churches / Tony Addy -- The Contributors -- The Participant Organisations.
"A new report commissioned by the Church of England said the British government is uninterested in the church's social role and focuses on minority religions. 'We encountered on the part of government, a significant lack of understanding of, or interest in, the Church of England's current or potential contribution in the public sphere', says the report, 'Moral, But No Compass', which was launched in London on July 9 . The study from the Von Hugel Institute at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, is based on interviews over the past year with 70 bishops, lawmakers, civil servants and academics". "The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and the church's second-ranking cleric, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, said in a joint statement that the study detailed remarkable examples of public good delivered by the church and faith-based organizations which, if grasped imaginatively by the state, would yield extraordinary positive results. 'On the other hand it reveals a depressing level of misunderstanding of the scale and quality of the contributions faith-based organizations make to the civil and civic life of our nation', the two archbishops stated".
"Published 1987 for the General Board for Social Responsibility by Church House Publishing". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Report of the Group set up by the Board for Social Responsibility and chaired by John Habgood, Archbishop of York
This report "is the Board for Social Responsibility's response to the two hundred and fifty replies it received to its earlier consultative document 'Goals for Our Future Society'. .... This study seeks to identify core values which have to be preserved, but which still permit a variety of social programmes and ways of life. It finds these core values in the idea of 'persons in community'. Persons are valuable in themselves, but only truly 'become themselves' in relationship with others. But who generates our social values and how are these communicated ? [This report] examines the role of family, education, the media, political parties and the churches. It shows that the interplay between different people and the values they hold is a complex one. It is the task of all the social institutions and especially the churches to practise continual self-examination and invite challenge from outside when deciding what goals are needed for the future of our changing society". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword dated St. Joseph's Day [19 March] 1987 / Hugh Birmingham i.e. Montefiore, Bishop of Birmingham -- Members of the Group -- Preface dated Spring 1987 / John Ebor i.e. Habgood, Archbishop of York -- Stability and Change -- A Basis for Values -- Persons in Community -- Nurturing Values -- Conclusion -- Note of Reservation / Sara Maitland.
"Introduction by the Rev. Canon Ronald H. Preston".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Edward Heath -- Introduction : Thirty-five Years Later; 1941-1976 / Ronald Preston -- Prefatory Note to the First Edition / William Ebor [i.e. Temple] -- What Right has the Church to Interfere ? -- How should the Church Interfere ? -- Has the Church claimed to Intervene before ? -- Christian Social Principles: (a) Primary -- Christian Social Principles: (b) Derivative -- The Natural Order and the Priority of Principles -- The Task before us -- Appendix: A Suggested Programme -- Notes.
Colophon: Printed in England by The Camelot Press Ltd, Southampton.
Contents: Christian Principles and Their Social Application -- Office of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada.
"In accordance with its plan to acquaint Canadian readers with the deeply significant findings of the Archbishops' Fifth Committee of Inquiry, on Christianity and Industrial Problems, the Editorial Board here presents an abridgement of the second chapter. Another section, entitled Christian Thought on Social Relationships has already appeared, as Bulletin 29 of this series. The entire report may be purchased from the Upper Canada Tract Society, Richmond Street E., Toronto, for 35 cents, post paid." -- [Foreword], p. 2.
"In view of the general character of Christian teaching and of past experience of its influence, there are, we submit, four main conditions with which the witness of the Church `to those who are seeking to resolve the problems of industrial life' must comply. First, it must be a witness to principles which touch something larger and deeper than social or industrial needs. Life is more than livelihood, and human beings are men before they are workers or employees. Second, it must be a witness to principles by which all social conditions are to be judged. Christians cannot allow that there is any department of human activity which falls outside the sphere of Christian teaching. .... Third, it must be a witness to principles which are always pressing, by the forces that is in them, for fuller embodiment and application. Thus the principle of human value must work toward more complete equality, both of opportunity and consideration: `each counts for one and not more than one'. .... Fourth, it must be a witness to principles which make any social arrangement, while it lasts, works humanely, and as fairly and respectfully to each human being concerned as its limitations allow" (pp. 2-3). "Once more, therefore, the Church may commend its witness by asking the comrades with whom it joins in asserting the fundamental principles of social welfare, and progress to recognise the real springs and securities of those principles. The sacredness of each human life, the rightfulness of claims for liberty of development and for equality of opportunity and consideration, the duty of mutual help and corporate service -- these are the indispensable and sovereign things. They depend to a degree which is easily overlooked, upon the fundamental human faiths which Jesus Christ finally made the property of the race, that God is, that God and man are akin, that His Love gives value to every least human life, that He has taken action for Man's redemption in Jesus Christ and established His Church to be the home of human brotherhood, that the power which really works to carry human development onward to its goal is the power of God Himself working through Christ in the consciences and efforts and characters of men" (p. 17).
Christian Principles and Their Social Application divided into sub-sections: The Nature of the Church's Witness -- The Social Teaching of the Church an Essential Part of Its Witness -- Christian Ethics Binding Upon Social Relations as Well as Upon Individual Conduct -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to Material Wealth -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Sanctity of Personality -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Duty of Service -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Corporate Responsibility -- The Social Teaching of the Church Only One Part of Its Witness -- The Importance of Character.
Office of the Council for Social Service section divided into sub-sections: The S.P.C.K. Port Chaplaincy Work To Be Under the Direction of the Council for Social Service -- The Council for Social Service to Establish a Lending Library -- The Council for Social Service and the Work of the Girls' Friendly Society.
Includes "Questions for Group Study", pp. -148.
This book "surveys the teachings and witness of Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church concerning the Christian vision of a righteous social order, and examines the challenges of the new millennium. Beginning with the Bible's understandings of social justice, Lewis summarizes the Anglican witness of theologians like F.D. Maurice and William Temple and goes on to discuss the Episcopal Church in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Later chapters discuss the challenges of a new social order that face the church today raised by liberation theology, third-world debt and economic justice, and questions of race, gender and human sexuality". -- back cover.
"It has been suggested that it might be useful to publish in book form some of the chief sermons and speeches which I delivered during the first eighteen months after entering on my present work. .... If any one of these addresses may be said to strike the key-note, it is that on 'The Crisis of Western Civilisation'. Our need is a new integration of life: Religion, Art, Science, Politics, Education, Industry, Commerce, Finance -- all these need to be brought into a unity as agents of a single purpose. That purpose can hardly be found in human aspirations; it must be the divine purpose. That divine purpose is presented to us in the Bible under the name of the Kingdom (Sovereignty) of God, or as the summing-up of all things in Christ, or ass the coming-down out of heaven of the holy city, the New Jerusalem". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated January 25, 1944 / William Cantuar -- Enthronement -- Christian Unity and Church Reunion -- The Background of the Reunion Problem -- "Go Forward" -- Education for Peace -- Our Trust and Our Task -- Fellowship in War -- The Church's Approach to the Problem of Venereal Disease -- A Call to Men -- The Crisis of Western Civilisation -- The Armour of God -- From the Old Year to the New -- Christmas I -- Christmas II -- Good Friday, 1943 -- The Church Looks Forward: I -- The Church Looks Forward: II -- The Church Looks Forward: III -- The Church Looks Forward: IV -- The Church Looks Forward: V -- The Christian View of the Right Relationship between Finance, Production and Consumption -- The Spirit of Management -- Britain and Germany after the War -- Babel and Pentecost -- Endurance and Dedication.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by R. and R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.
"Roger Lloyd, Sub-Dean of Winchester, author of a considerable number of books, and a contributor to the 'Church Times' over many years, died only a few weeks before this book was due to appear. Its deeply personal view now stands as a fitting memorial to a man whose devotion to the Church of England was clear from all he said and died. First published as 'The Church of England in the Twentieth Century' in 1946, in a two-volume edition, it now appears in a completely revised form, brought down to the present day". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents divided into three main parts: Part One: 1900-1919 -- Part Two: 1919-1939 -- Part Three: 1939-1965.
Contents: Preface dated All Souls' Day [2 November] 1965 / Roger Lloyd -- The Divine Society -- The Victorian Legacy -- The Field of Battle: 1900-1914 -- The Anglican Array -- New Testament Criticism and the Doctrinal Crisis -- The Anglo-Catholic Movement -- The Church and the People: 1900-1914 -- Three Handmaids of the Church -- 1910: The Significant Year -- The Church in the First World War: 1914-1919 -- The Waste Land after the War -- In the Sphere of Doctrine -- The Results of Theological Principle in the Daily Life of the Church -- The Church of England and the Social Order -- The Church and Housing -- The Parochial Clergy -- Ministries Ancient and Modern -- The Witness of the Cathedrals -- The Search for Christian Unity -- Missions and the Christian Community -- The Nondescript Years -- A New Archbishop in a New World -- A Year of Anglican Stocktaking -- The Church in South Africa -- The English Parish and the Kingdom of God -- The Reconciling Church -- The New Specialized Ministries -- The Ministry of the Cathedral -- One Mission to One World -- An Explosion of Doctrine -- Epilogue: The Bubbling Cauldron -- Index.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by Western Printing Services Ltd. Bristol.