"The papers included in this volume were presented to the Conference held in January 1941, and commonly known, from its place of meeting, as the Malvern Conference. The aim of that Conference was to consider how far the Christian faith and principles based upon it afford guidance for action in the world of to-day. Accordingly the papers delivered as a basis for discussion were predominantly theological in the wider sense of the term -- the sense which it bears in the title of St. Thomas Aquinas' 'Summa Theologica' For we were more concerned to find the right starting point, and so to lay down sound principles, than to draw up anything resembling a political programme. ....The findings of the Conference were printed as early as possible, and can be obtained from the office of the Industrial Christian Fellowship ... They are not reprinted in this volume because it is thought that they may tend to draw attention to themselves and away from the arguments developed in the paper; or one or another may be associated with unwarrantable closeness with one or another of the papers. The object of this volume is to let a wider circle share the thoughts actually presented at Malvern; in other minds they may leader to other conclusions, or to a different balance of conclusions". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction dated May 16th, 1941 / William Ebor i.e. William Temple, Archbishop of York -- Document A -- Document B -- The Scene of the Conference / Bernard Causton -- Opening Address / William Ebor i.e. William Temple, Archbishop of York -- Section A Document A: Questions 1 and 2 -- The Essential Nature of the Problem / W.G. Peck -- War: the Upshot of Peace / M.B. Beckitt -- Section B Document A Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 --- The Church's Responsibility / D.L. Sayers -- Revelation and Social Justice / D.M. Mackinnon -- Section C Document A Questions 1 and 2 -- Christian Strategy / V.A. Demant -- Section D Document B -- Practical Questions I / Richard Acland -- Practical Questions II / Kenneth Ingram -- Section E Document A Questions 1 and 2 -- The Leadership of the Church / J. Middleton Murray -- The Christian Conception of Education / T.S. Eliot -- A Review of the Conference / The Archbishop of York i.e. William Temple -- Appendix: List of Members.
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Life of the church and the order of society
Temple, William, 1881-1944
Acland, Richard (Richard Thomas Dyke), 1906-1990
Demant, Vigo Auguste, 1893-1983
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Ingram, Kenneth (Archibald Kenneth), 1882-1965
MacKinnon, Donald M. (Donald Mackenzie), 1913-1994
Murry, J. Middleton (John Middleton), 1889-1957
Peck, William George, 1883-1962
Reckitt, Maurice B. (Maurice Benington), 1888-1980