Published in the United States by Cowley Publications. "This edition published under licence from Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. ... London". -- verso of t.-p.
"[By] Rowan Williams".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"It is not true that there is no distinctive Anglican doctrine. But the discovery of it may require some patience in reading and attending to a number of historical strands, in order to watch the way in which distinctiveness shows itself. The chapters in this book reflect on a number of well-known figures in Anglican history with this in mind; and I hope that some of the connections and echoes will be clear". -- Intro., p. 1.
Six of eight chapters originally presented as lectures; some chapters previously published.
Contents: Introduction -- William Tyndale (c.1494-1536) : The Christian Society -- Richard Hooker (1554-1600) : Contemplative Pragmatism -- Richard Hooker (1554-1600) : Philosopher, Anglican, Contemporary -- George Herbert (1593-1633) : Inside Herbert's `Afflictions' -- B.F. Westcott (1825-1901) : The Fate of Liberal Anglicanism -- Michael Ramsey (1904-1988) : Theology and the Churches -- John A.T. Robinson (1919-1983) -- `Honest to God' and the 1960s -- B.F. Westcott (1825-1901), E.C.Hoskyns (1884-1937), William Temple (1881-1944) and John A.T. Robinson (1919-1983) : Anglican Approaches to St. John's Gospel.
"First published in 2002 by SCM Press. This paperback edition published in 2003". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The purpose of this book is twofold. It provides brief portraits of forty-eight bishops who were in office from about the time of the 1832 Reform Bill, when the Church of England as well as the nation as a whole entered a period of continuous change, until the final years of the twentieth century." -- Intro., p. .
Beeson "ends by asking why such able and interesting bishops are now in short supply and wonders whether the hectically busy managerial role assumed by the bishops of the new millennium represents a betrayal of the Episcopal office and a consequent weakening of the Church's witness in an incredibly secularized society. Looking not far ahead, the likely impact of women bishops is also discussed". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements / TB -- Introduction -- The aristocrats and the courtiers -- The scholars -- The statesmen -- The prophets -- The pastors -- The controversialists -- The headmasters -- The church reformers -- The social reformers -- The missionaries -- The evangelists -- The odd men out -- The pioneers : looking ahead -- Bibliography -- Index.
OTCH Note: The bishops described are in order of discussion: Edward Stuart Talbot, William Cecil, Charles Sumner, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Robin Woods, Connop Thirlwall, Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Mandell Creighton, Kenneth Kirk, Ian Ramsey, Archibald Campbell Tait, Randall Davidson, William Temple, George Bell, John Percival, Edward Lee Hicks, John A.T. Robinson, E.R. (Ted) Wickham, Edward King, William Walsham How, Edward Woods, Launcelot Fleming, Herbert Hensley Henson, Ernest William Barnes, Frederick Temple, George Ridding, Neville Gorton, Geoffrey Fisher, Edward Stanley, Charles James Blomfield, Samuel Wilberforce, Leslie Hunter, James Fraser, Brooke Foss Westcott, Charles Gore, George Augustus Selwyn, John William Colenso, Charles Mackenzie, Frank Weston, Joost de Blank, Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, Walter Carey, Christopher Chavasse, Cuthbert Bardsley, Henry Phillpotts, T.B. Strong, Mervyn Stockwood and Douglas Feaver.
"Printed and bound in Canada. T.H. Best Printing Company, Limited, Don Mills, Ontario". -- verso of t.-p.
This book "is designed to meet one of the problems of the modern Church -- rapidly changing ideas concerning clergy and laity, the Bible, science, denominations, the nature of the Church and, above all, our ideas about God himself. Its theme is that man has, throughout history, tried to imprison God; but that, as Christians begin to break free from their own restrictions, they are discovering that God is free. The writer sees the present movements in the Church as spelling the end of denominations and all religious exclusiveness". -- back cover.
Contents: Learning to Live -- The Big Gulf -- A Prison for God -- What is God Like ? Part I -- What is God Like ? Part II -- The God of Today's World -- The Shape of God: Part I -- The Shape of God: Part II -- Church Worship -- The Church and Science -- Denominations -- Other Religions -- What's In It For Me ?
Author is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.
"First published 1987 by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London. This edition published 1988 through special arrangement with Collins." -- verso of t.-p.
Contents: Foreword / Robert A.K. Runcie -- Illustrations -- Preface dated Michaelmas Day [29 September] 1986 / Eric James -- Inherited Blessing -- School and University -- The Bristol Years -- The Wells Years -- The Clare Years -- The Woolwich Years -- The Trinity Years -- Living with Cancer -- Time After -- Index.
Biography of John Robinson, Anglican writer and theologian, who was Bishop of Woolwich in the Church of England from 1959-1969.
"This book has its ultimate origin in a lifelong concern and its immediate beginning in a particular occasion. The lifelong concern has been the exposition of the Anglican tradition of faith and order, the interpretation of one school of thought to another, and the setting of our inheritance in a world-wide and ecumenical context. .... The book, as will be seen, is based on the Lambeth Quadrilateral, which plays a greater part in ecumenical conversations than do the Thirty-Nine Articles. I have not attempted to write anything approaching a 'Bicknell' under this guise, but rather to consider under each head some of the issues that seem to me significant for theological thinking and for the Church's life in the world today". -- Preface.
Contents divided into four main sections: The Holy Scriptures -- The Creeds -- The Sacraments of the Gospel -- The Ministry of God's People.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface dated London, Feast of the Epiphany [i.e. 6 January], 1967 / Kenneth Sansbury, Bishop -- The Holy Scriptures -- Introduction -- The Authority of the Gospels -- The Place of the Old Testament -- Scripture, Tradition and Reason -- The Creeds -- Introduction -- Belief in God -- The Gospel of Reconciliation -- The Holy Spirit and the Church -- The Sacraments of the Gospel -- Introduction -- Baptism and Confirmation -- The Holy Communion -- The Ministry of God's People -- Introduction -- The Ministry in the Early Church -- Bishops and the Exercise of Episcope -- Presbyters (Priests) and the Pastoral Office -- Deacons and Deaconesses -- Episcopal and Non-Episcopal Ministries -- One Church Renewed for Mission -- Index of Authors and Documents..
Author is Assistant Bishop in the Church of England Diocese of London.