This volume explains what the New Testament is, how it was formed, and the various methods we may use to understand it. Guidance is also given on the cultural world of the original writers, and on the key issues of interpretation that arise when we try to relate their words to the modern world.
New Testament scholars regularly talk about 'oral tradition' as a means by which material Jesus reached the writers of the Gospels. This is a convenient book-length treatment of the topic which can be used by students, or indeed anyone else wishing to inform themselves about this area.
This book combines theological reflection on key issues in chaplaincy with a collection of stories from those engaged in chaplaincy in a wide variety of contexts. The essays cover issues, skills and tensions - discussing what chaplaincy is and how to do it.
Rowan Williams' new book explores the meaning and practice of four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist and prayer. This book is an invitation to everyone to think through the essentials of the faith and how to live it.
A manual designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse. It investigates the effects of child sexual abuse which often persist into adult life, and draws on accounts of survivors who want their voices to be heard. It offers an optimistic approach to help survivors break free from the past.
Includes charges to ordination candidates, with an emphasis on the intellectual and devotional life of the minister in a self-sufficient world. This book contains chapters that reflect on the ministry of the laity, the theology of priesthood and the roles of bishop and presbyter in the context of the practical meaning of divine vocation.