Theology Reforming Society tells the story of Anglican social theology from its roots in the writings and work of F.D. Maurice and the Christian Socialists, including Charles Kingsley and John Ludlow, and on to the work of William Temple.
It also looks beyond Temple to the work of the Board for Social Responsibility, and to some of the theologians and church leaders who have continued its witness since then.
Referring to the wider ecumenical context in order to draw out the distinctive features of the tradition of Anglican Social Theology, the book provides an important and comprehensive account for all those interested in Anglican theology, social and political theology and Christian ethics.
Introduction - Stephen Spencer
1. F. D. Maurice and the Myth of Christian Socialist Origins - Jeremy Morris
2. Maurice as a Resource for the Church Today - Alison Milbank
3. Octavia Hill: From Theology to Action - Diane Ryan
4. Anglican Social Thought Encounters Modernity: Brooke Foss Westcott, Henry Scott Holland and Charles Gore - Paul Avis
5. William Temple and the `Temple Tradition' - Stephen Spencer
6. The Temple Legacy Today: Beyond Neo-liberalism - Susan Lucas
7. Anglican Social Theology Today and Tomorrow - Malcolm Brown
8. Public Theology or Ecclesial Theology? - Matthew Bullimore
Publisher: SCM Press
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Stephen Spencer is to be congratulated on assembling such an excellent group of speakers, who gave stimulating and engaging papers to a broad-ranging audience, and have promptly produced revised versions of their papers for publication. This is a worthy successor to Tawney's first lectures, and the long succession of volumes since 1922." -- William Jacob, Chair of the Henry Scott Holland Trustees