Has the Church anything left to say to the State and to political life in the new millennium? Often weak in the views it expresses, can it help to shape the leadership of Western life in the future?
David Holloway argues that it must. He looks at key areas of public concern to see where the Church can and must take a lead, despite its failings of recent years. Much of what he has to say will be highly controversial.
Morality has been privatised in the Western world (Robin Cook, Bill Clinton) and this must change, he argues, for the new millennium.
The Monarchy must give a moral lead, based on the Christian frame of reference that Western democracies are built on; but how does this take shape in a world of supra-nationalism (e.g. Europe)?
Education is key, but secular humanism and multi-faithism is confusing the young.
The disruption of the traditional family is damaging, and yet ‘traditional family’ is a no-go phrase in the Church. Likewise, the Church isn’t helping the West’s destabilisation of sexual culture in its weak instruction on homosexuality.
David Holloway maintains that the Church must be clear on theological absolutes and needs to be united as religious wars and questions continue to grow in the new millennium. Going against the flow is key to the Christian calling.
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DAVID HOLLOWAY is Vicar of Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle. A member of Synod, he has been involved in Church and State issues since 1975 when he was appointed to the Board for Social Responsibility. He is perhaps the most outspoken member of REFORM, an Anglican group with a conservative theology.Dalla quarta di copertina:
Has the Church anything left to say to the State in the new Millennium? Is it relevant enough to have any sway at all on the leadership of future Western life?
David Holloway argues that it must. Pinpointing key areas of public concern, he explores where the church should be giving direction, despite its failings of recent years.
From the privatisation of morality in the Western world to the loss of the 'traditional family', he maintains that the church must give a clear lead.
The role of the Monarchy and the Christian foundation of Western democracies are key to his discussion, as is our world of supra-nationalism and religious wars.
Much of what he has to say is controversial, but it is a necessary catalyst to debate, as complex ethical and political questions shape our lives increasingly in the new millennium.
David Holloway is the Vicar of Jesmond, Newcastle. He is a Council member of Reform (which aims to revitalise the Church of England from within), and the Christian Institute (which seeks to equip Christians for Action). He has been a member of the General Synod of the church of England, its standing committee and its Board for Social Action. He is author of 'A Nation Under God' and several other books.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0002740591
Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0002740591