Praying For England Paperback
Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture
by Sam Wells; Sarah Coakley;
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Praying For England
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The priestly role as mediator before God of society’s deepest pains, losses, joys and irresolvable anxieties is here reimagined, and brought freshly to life though moving narratives of pastoral encounter. Above all, the priest is seen as one who goes on ‘praying for England’ in decisive but often uncelebrated ways, prayer being the chief measure and test of the priest’s representative role.
This is a deceptively simple volume - theologically accessible but often deeply moving and profound. In it a new vision is sketched of how Christian priesthood can go forward today with humility, understated dignity, and spiritual power. It will be of special interest to English churchpeople in an ‘established’ setting, but is written no less with an ecumenical and international readership in mind.
Introduction: Prayer, Place and the Poor by Sarah Coakley
One: Representation by Stephen Cherry
Two: Glory by Peter Wilcox
Three: Imagination by Samuel Wells
Four: Presence by Edmund Newey
Five: Attention by Jessica Martin
Six: Honesty by Andrew Shanks
Seven: Debate by Grace Davie
Epilogue: Priesthood by Rowan Williams
Four Poems by David Scott
Note on the Littlemore Conference
Praying For England by Sam Wells; Sarah Coakley was published by Continuum in April 2008 and is our 19720th best seller. The ISBN for Praying For England is 9780567032300.
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|Page last updated||24th March 2017|
|Author / Artist||Sam Wells; Sarah Coakley|
|Publisher||Continuum (April 2008)|
|Editor||Sam Wells; Sarah Coakley|
|Number of Pages||206|