"[W]ith Contribution by George Appleton, Meredith Davies, Michael Hare Duke, John Hughes, Donald Lynch, Lloyd Morrell, Olive Parker, Arthur Smith, Chad Varah".
"[W]ith a Foreword by the Archbishop of York".
"'What is the Church doing ? Engaging in debate -- on canons, liturgical revision, parson's freehold, relationship with the State, new morality, re-union, and what have you. Talk , talk, talk !' .... But behind the talk there goes on, quietly and more often than not unnoticed by the press and public, the steady work of compassion by which the Church has been characterised ever since it received its commission from its divine Lord. .... The value of this book is that it tells, simply and straightforwardly, the story of how the Church of England is meeting her Lord's challenge in certain spheres. And a wonderful story it is. Work among would-be suicides, the nervously and mentally distressed, alcoholics, victims of vice, prisoners, the mentally feeble, and so on -- it passes before us as we read these chapters in a series of vivid pictures". --Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Donald Ebor. i.e. Coggan, Archbishop of York -- Editor's Preface / Peter Smith -- Care for Those Without Hope: The Samaritans / Chad Varah -- Clinical Theology in Action / Michael Hare Duke -- The Church and the Alcoholic / J.T. Hughes -- All Sorts and Conditions: The Social Work of the Church Army / Donald M. Lynch -- Father Joe: The Fight Against Vice / George Appleton -- The Church and the Prisoner / Meredith Davies -- Moral Welfare Work: A Sketch / J.H.L. Morrell -- Ready for Anything: The Servants of Christ the King / Olive Parker -- The Rural Priest as Social Worker / A.C. Smith.
A description of the author's "research travels totalling 12,000 zig-zagging miles across the widest part of Africa". p. 2. [Account of the author's travels in Liberia, Ghana, Dahomey, Nigeria, Upper Volta, Niger, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Somali Republic.]
Contents: Dedication -- Incredible Safari -- "The Man Who Beats the Drum" -- Christopher Columbus and Kwame Nkrumah -- Traffic Jam in a Pirate Port -- On Trek with Stanley -- The Thunder God Strikes Again -- School for Headhunters' Children -- Beehive on a Plateau -- Heroes without Haloes -- "The the Elephant Charged" -- Wind of the White Horsemen -- A Sultan and a Saint -- Crosses in the Sahara -- Initiation Ordeal -- "Let My People Go" -- The Queen of Sheba's Land -- Boots in the Offering Plate -- The Witchdoctor's Prophecy -- The Trail Blazers -- Snake Dancers and Backsliders -- Of Missionaries and Demons -- The Place No Doctor Would Live -- Cinnamon and Daggers -- The Crime Worse than Murder -- Epilog: from the Edge of Africa -- A Short Bibliography -- Index.
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