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Author(s): Michael Turnball, Donald McFadyen
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In this provocative book, two leading clergymen share their vision for a new society, and a radical reshaping of the Church of England.Despite the rise of secularism, the Church still has an important role in discussions on the ethics of technological and scientific developments, gender issues and sexual ethics, education, Establishment and economics. The tents on the steps of St Paul’s show that the Church is still a vital player in the political life of the country.Michael Turnbull and Donald McFadyen claim that the Church of England can become the nation’s heartbeat once again, but significant changes to its vision and organisation are needed. In looking at the position that the church once held, and what its role might be in the future, they explain to a new generation the potential of the Church of England in English society, and show that, in revitalising its purpose, it can create a godly ‘Big Society’ where people can flourish as part of a global and local community.
Turnbull and McFadyen explain to a new generation the role and potential of the Church of England in English society and they are surely right to emphasise that its future is bound up with a sense of national identity. Here is the loose ball waiting for church people to scoop. -- The Rt Hon Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead
Michael Turnbull, former Bishop of Rochester and of Durham, was chairman of the Archbishops’ Commission on the Structures of the Church of England which produced Working as One Body (the Turnbull Report). Donald McFadyen is a priest in the Church of England and the first Director of Church Study and Practice at Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge.