The work of Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006, has been highly distinctive for the consistency of its engagement with contemporary society. Taking Richard Harries' contributions as their inspiration, key figures, each of them major commentators on areas of pressing contemporary concern, probe important questions which people are asking about a range of social issues, including arms and violence, the role of the media in public life, spirituality, multifaith Britain, sex, capitalism, the second chamber, and medical ethics, and make suggestive comments about the part which the Church might play.The second is that he is prepared to enter the places in our society where the debates are happening, not as a dogmatic ... high profile and, to many minds, controversial.2 Moreover, his approach serves as a good basis for discussing the way in. 1. ... Comparative Theology: Essays for Keith Ward, London: SPCK, 2003, pp.
|Title||:||Public Life and the Place of the Church|
|Author||:||Richard Harries, Michael W. Brierley|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006-01-01|