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Thu 24 May 2018 @ 11:57
RT @philritchieWhat a great gift to those whose eyesight is failing and who can’t attend worship as much as they’d like. Thank you… https://t.co/HTUFhPocwR
Author(s): Sara Savage, Graham Cray, Martyn Percy, Ian Cundy, etc.
This timely, multi-faceted book by a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners provides church leaders with the resources to re-imagine church and ministry in the twenty-first century. Looking at both traditional forms of church and fresh expressions, this wide-ranging book offers invaluable historical, psychological, sociological and theological perspectives on the parish system. Leading thinkers outline the challenges facing the Church, present suggestions for areas for development, and set out principles for future growth.
Graham Cray was the Principal of Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge before being appointed Bishop of Maidstone in 2001. Graham left this ministry in 2008 when he was appointed Archbishop's Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. He chaired the working group which produced Mission-shaped Church and has contributed to several other books regarding the future of the Church including Mission-shaped Youth, The Future of the Parish System and Making Sense of Generation Y.
Martyn Percy is Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon. Sara Savage is a social psychologist and Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge. Grace Davie is Professor of the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter. Rowan Williams is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Graham Cray is Bishop of Maidstone. Steven Croft is the Archbishop's Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. Robin Gamble is Canon Missioner in Manchester Diocese. Michael Moynagh is co-director of the Tomorrow Project and a core member of the Fresh Expressions team. Ann Morisy is a community worker and theologian. George Lings is Director of the Church Army's Sheffield Centre and author of Encounters on the Edge. Ian Cundy is Bishop of Peterborough. John Rees has been closely involved in the development of new legal frameworks as Registrar of the Province of Canterbury and of the Diocese of Oxford.
Martyn Percy is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Prior to this he spent ten years as Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course. He is also Professor of Theological Education at King's College London, and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College London. Martyn has written a number of books on theology and the Church including, Clergy: The origin of the species and Engaging Contemporary Culture: Christianity, theology and the concrete church. He has contributed to The Future of the Parish System and is a regular contributor to Reflections for Daily Prayer.
Sara Savage is a Senior Research Associate with the Psychology and Religion Research Group and the current Chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology. She is the co-author of The Future of the Parish System and Making Sense of Generation Y.