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Person, Society and Politics: Anglican Possibilities

When Nov 23, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where St Edmund's College, Garden Room
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Anglican social theology, while more diverse and indeed diffuse than Catholic social teaching, has long adhered to clear commitments regarding the person, society and politics. Rowan Williams has expressed many of these commitments in a fresh and often compelling way during his tenure as Archbishop.The paper examines these three themes as they appear in his latest book, 'Faith in the Public Square' (Bloomsbury, 2012), a collection of his major speeches on public matters since 2003. It shows that his articulation of such themes is given a distinctive shape by his indebtedness to the tradition of Anglo-Catholic pluralism, one which has close parallels to Catholic social teaching.

Jonathan Chaplin is the first Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, and is a member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has authored or edited eight books and reports and many articles in this field.

Dr. Chaplin's paper is available online.

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