Faith in Search of Understanding Today
One charge often levelled at liberal-progressive approaches to Christianity is that they are heavy on what is no longer believable about traditional forms, but light on alternative interpretations. In response, we need to move beyond criticism to embrace the task of conceiving intellectually-engaging and spiritually-satisfying expressions of faith capable of shaping our living and informing our commitments.
- Start Date:
- Saturday 8th November 2014
- Start Time:
- St Mark’s CRC, 4 St Mark’s Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG
- St Mark’s CRC
- 0114 266 3613
- Rowan Williams
- CRC & PCN members-£12; Non-members-£14; Students/unwaged-£5
Fides quaerens intellectum – nearly a millennium after one Archbishop of Canterbury coined his now famous motto, ‘faith in search of understanding,’ another takes up the challenge of describing the contours of the faith-filled life for our time. Divested of his archiepiscopal responsibilities, Rowan is now able to offer a fuller and franker exposition of his understanding of Christian fundamentals and their enduring relevance.
With an encyclopaedic knowledge of many disciplines, cultures and religions, Rowan is one of the foremost intellects alive today. He was Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Professor of Theology by the age of 36 and, since then, has held senior appointments in the Churches of England and Wales before becoming Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The author of numerous books, Rowan speaks ten languages and is an accomplished poet.
This promises to be one of the highlights of CRC’s conference programme to date.