Love's Redeeming Work

Love's Redeeming Work : The Anglican Quest for Holiness

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There is a rich vein of writing within Anglican tradition that has helped to form the theology and spirituality of the contemporary church. For many readers, much of this material remains unfamiliar and is often difficult to access. Love's Redeeming Work draws together the works of major writers from the sixteenth century to the present day who have contributed to this development.

Each selected writer is introduced with a brief biography, which gives background information about the author, and highlights the relationships that existed with others from the same period. This will enable the reader to set the writings in their proper context, enhancing understanding of the material.

The selections then follow. In some instances these may be familiar, but other examples will introduce fresh ideas for every reader. Each writer's selection is concluded with a list of source texts, which can encourage readers to explore in more depth those areas which intrigue and excite them.

Love's Redeeming Work traces a path that has enabled Anglicanism in particular, and the wider church as well, to develop an ever-deepening awareness of the need for a spiritual depth in the Christian life informed by a better knowledge of tradition. In exploring this material, it is the compilers' hope that readers will find new riches that will encourage and sustain their own quest for holiness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 157 x 233 x 46mm | 1,228g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0191070580
  • 9780191070587
  • 348,158

Table of contents

Part 1: 1530-1650 ; Part 2: 1650-1830 ; Part 3 : 1830-2001
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This is a book which is going to prove itself indispensable: in the first place to Anglicans, to help them discover and undertsnad something of the tradition they inherit, and then to Christians of other traditions, not only in the English-speaking world but also in the rest of Europe, where Lutherans, Catholics and Orthodox are often intrigued to inquire into this thing called Anglicanism. * A. M. Allchin, The Tablet * Review from previous edition a remarkable work of scholarship and dedication ... will provide intellectual stimulus and inspiration to those fortunate Christians who rest in the assurance of unquestioned faith, those who see themselves as seekers after truth, and all who have an interest in the spiritual, historical and literary heritage of what is still our national church. * P. D. James, The Sunday Telegraph * Review from previous edition This is a book which will not only inform and instruct but also stimulate devotion ... Like books of devotion which it draws from, it will itself, if thoughtfully used, offer much to support spiritual growth. * ANVIL * Review from previous edition a useful sketch of the development of Anglican spirituality over five centuries ... it can justly be said that the anthology is genuinely representative and that the main lines of development have been well charted. * ANVIL * Review from previous edition This is a splendid anthology of Anglican spiritual writing from the Reformation to the present time ... One would urge all historically minded Anglicans and others to buy a copy. * ANVIL * Review from previous edition
This book should prove a valuable resource. Its vast riches will take a long time to explore. * Milltown Studies * Review from previous edition
This vast compendium is rendered reader friendly with its detailed list of contents and the presence of both a general index and an index of names. The introductions to the three sections are both informative and reflective. Much interesting information is also to be gleaned from the biographical details introducing each person. * Milltown Studies * Review from previous edition
In this impressive opus, a gift to all the Christian churches, theological writings spanning a period of almost 500 years have been compiled by Geoffrey Rowell, Keneth Stevenson and Rowan Williams to produce a magnificent work essential for all libraries, as well as a wonderful addition to one's personal collection. * Milltown Studies *
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About Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

Geoffrey Rowell is the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe. He was formerly the Bishop of Basingstoke, and from 1972 to 1994 was Chaplain and Tutor in Theology at Keble College, Oxford. He has been a member of both the Liturgical Commission and the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England. His publications include The Vision Glorious, Tradition Renewed: the Oxford Movement Conference Papers, and The English Religious Tradition and the Genius of

Kenneth Stevenson has been the Bishop of Portsmouth since 1995. He was Rector of Holy Trinity and St Mary's Guildford, and Chaplain and Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He too has been a member of the Liturgical Commission, and is still on the Doctrine Commission. He is a regular speaker in the House of Lords, and is in great demand as a writer and speaker on liturgical matters. His books include Nuptial Blessing, The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition,
and Abba, Father: Understanding and Using the Lord's Prayer.

Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury, and was previously Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Monmouth. Prior to his consecration, he was University Lecturer in Divinity and Fellow and Dean of Clare College, Cambridge, before becoming Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. His numerous publications include The Wound OF Knowledge, The Truce of God, Teresa of Avila, After Silent Centuries, Icons - on the Borders of
Eternity, Christ on Trial, and Ponder These Things: Praying with Icons of the Virgin.
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