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Parochial Vision: The Future of the English Parish
     

Parochial Vision: The Future of the English Parish

by Nick Spencer
 

This book examines the past and present of the English parish system and proposes a new way of structuring the church in England rooted in the Anglo-Saxon world. The English parish is in a state of crisis. Ideally suited to the static, agricultural, hierarchical society in which it developed, it has become a severe impediment to the Church's work today. It needs to

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This book examines the past and present of the English parish system and proposes a new way of structuring the church in England rooted in the Anglo-Saxon world. The English parish is in a state of crisis. Ideally suited to the static, agricultural, hierarchical society in which it developed, it has become a severe impediment to the Church's work today. It needs to change. In this fascinating and insightful book, Nick Spencer explores the parish's past, present and future. He shows that rather than being synonymous with English Christianity, the parish was a comparatively late arrival on the scene, and one whose main roots were economic and social rather than ecclesiastical. He goes on to explain why the parish is now singularly inappropriate for modern ministry, before proposing a genuine alternative based on the system of Anglo-Saxon minster churches out of which parishes grew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842272381
Publisher:
Authentic UK
Publication date:
12/31/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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"A valuable, important and prophetic book." Graham Tomlin, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Meet the Author

Nick Spencer is Director of Studies for Theos, the public theology think tank based in London, UK. He was a researcher and writer for London Institute of Contemporary Christianity and the Jubilee Centre. He supplied the research for I'd Like to Believe, But with by Michael Green and The Responsive Church (with Graham Tomlin)

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