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Lecture Booklets

Lecture Booklets

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture Text Booklets

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture Text Booklets


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II. The Rt Revd Simeon Nkoane CR “Spirituality in a Violent Society”


IV. The Revd Professor Rowan Williams, University of Oxford
”On Being Creatures”


VII. The Revd John Fenton: “John of the Cross and the Gospel according to Mark”


VIII. Angela Tilby “He Made the Stars Also…”


X. The Most Revd Richard Holloway DD, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church “Deconstructing the Church’s Ministry”


XI. David Hare: “When Shall We Live?” 


XII. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Habgood “Waiting for God”


XIII. Canon Eric James FKC: “Spirituality, Shakespeare and Royalty” 


XIV. The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
“Who is to judge? The role of the judiciary in ethical issues”


XV. The Revd Canon Dr Martyn Percy “A Knowledge of Angles: How spiritual are the English?”


XVI. Professor Stephen Clark, University of Liverpool “Deep Time: Does It Matter?”


XVIII. The Revd Professor Duncan B Forrester, University of Edinburgh
“Beyond Racism and Sectarianism: Is Religion the Problem or the Solution?”


XIX. Father Timothy Radcliffe OP: “The Crisis of Truth Telling in our Society” 


XX. The Revd Nicholas Holtam, St Martin-in-the-Fields
“A Room with a View: The Aspiration of a Parish Church”


XXI. The Very Revd Vivienne Faull, Dean of Leicester
“A New Song in a Strange Land: the contribution of women to the priestly ministry of the Church”


Dean Eric Symes Abbott
"The Mystery of the Transfiguration: Seven Meditations" - REPRINT FOR CENTENARY


XXII. The Revd Dr Richard A. Burridge, Dean of King’s College London: “Being Biblical? Slavery, Sexuality, and the Inclusive Community”


XXIII. The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw, University of Oxford
“The Mystical Turn: Religious Experience in the Modern World”


XXIV. The Revd Professor Alister McGrath, King’s College London
“Religious and Scientific Faith: The Case of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species”


XXV: The Rt Revd the Lord Harries of Pentregarth, former Bishop of Oxford
“The End of the Permissive Society? Towards a Christian Understanding of the Common Good”


XXVI: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London
“The Word in Print: Does the King James Bible have a Future?” 


XXVII: The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby, formerly Bishop of Worcester & Bishop to HM Prisons: “Mis-Establishment: Locating, and re-locating, the Church of England”


XXVIII: Professor Dame Averil Cameron FBA FKC, formerly Warden of Keble College, Oxford
“Constantine’s Vision and the Church Today: From the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD312) to the Twenty-First Century”


XXIX: The Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics, King’s College London
“Beyond Justice”


XXX: The Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector at St James's Church Piccadilly: "Blessed are the Hypocrites? Saying sorry in a tell-all age"


XXXI: Professor Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher: "The Sacred, the Profane and the Desecrated"


XXXII: Salley Vickers, Former psychoanalyst, literary critic and author: "Faith & Imagination: How the Arts speak to the reality of the Unseen"


XXXIII: The Revd Richard Coles FKC, Cleric, Broadcaster and former Communard: "Beating the Bounds: Parish Ministry & Spirituality Today"


XXXIV: Sir James MacMillan, Composer, Conductor and Artistic Director: " The Most Spiritual of the Arts: Music, Modernity, and the Search for the Sacred". 


XXXV: Loretta Minghella, Master of Clare College, Cambridge: " Money, Bias and the Geography of the Heart".


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