"First published in 1990 by Faber and Faber Ltd., London". -- verso of t.-p.
Series of interviews primarily with English bishops of the Anglican and Catholic churches on "the issues of our time, from women priests to Thatcherism, from test-tube babies to Northern Ireland". -- Front dust jacket blurb.
"Believe it or not, indeed believe them or not, busy bishops have devoted hours to being interviewed by us. ... First of all the bishops agreed that there was a need for such a book. They were unaware of any similar attempt to to analyse their role. Second, we were conscious that the popular media and even serious social and political commentators fail to understand the role of religion in our lives. ....We hope that this book offers a fresh look at religion from the perspective of a younger generation and in plain, some would say irreverent, language. We wanted to explore the inside story, to understand how the bishops themselves see their role. We have quoted extensively from our interviews with the bishops, reporting them verbatim to convey the fact that we were in conversation." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface -- Part I: Ancient and Modern -- Bishops Beyond Belief ? -- The Basis for Believing Bishops -- More than Media Megastars -- Part II: Issues -- Inside Cathedrals -- Inside Consciences -- Outside Politics ? -- Part III: Visions -- Prophets -- Pastors and Peacemakers -- Wider Visions -- Part IV: Quo Vadis ? -- Towards 2001: An Episcopal Odyssey -- Index.
OTCH Note: Among the Anglican bishops quoted at length are: Robert Runcie, John Habgood, Robert Eames, David Jenkins and Graham Leonard.
OTCH Note: Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Michael Peers is quoted (as "Bishop" Michael Peers") once re the Lambeth 1988 debate on the ordination of women.
Colophon: Photoset by Parker Typesetting Service Leicester. Printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay Ltd. Bungay Suffolk.
File consists of legal size copies of the register of baptisms.
Birth places include: Port Burwell, Fort Chimo, Fort Mackenzie, Payne Bay, Leaf River, George River, Diana Bay, Whale River, Ungava Bay, Owpalok, Kasiqeaksheuik, Upper Koksoak, Kokakjah (near George River), Salman place, Ekariksektok, Tuktutuk, Kowak, Koleme, Seoahlengive, Katalome, Sandy Place, Wolf Place, Eskimo Place, Tunalek, Enurkone, Kaloneapik, Edasadwet, Apolonqme, Kaniksome, Nuaktuamne, Wakeham Bay, Kinquetok, Aneiaktok, Tovalingme, Kateseadshevek, Koksoahme, Muckalik, Kowack, Kaseakshivek (Leaf River).