Loves Redeeming Work: The Anglican Quest for Holiness

Paperback | November 27, 2003

EditorGeoffrey Rowell, Kenneth Stevenson, Rowan Williams

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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 majorwriters 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 thematerial.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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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 majorwriters from the sixteenth century to the prese...

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,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.81 inPublished:November 27, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0191070580

ISBN - 13:9780191070587

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Part 1: 1530-1650Part 2: 1650-1830Part 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, whereLutherans, Catholics and Orthodox are often intrigued to inquire into this thing called Anglicanism.'A. M. Allchin, The Tablet