As Modern Church enters its 120th anniversary year (it was founded on 27th July 1898), we have much to celebrate: a long history of publishing quality theological work that has both contributed to and, from time to time, shaped the national theological debate, not least in the Church of England.
Modern Church has always been about communication: of ideas, critique, a theological method, and scholarship. How we continue and communicate that heritage and continuing work in a digital age and new context has become a pressing question.
Following intense scrutiny this month from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), an Oxford theologian has argued that the Church of England is no longer competent to run its own safeguarding.
The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, has set out his argument in an article published on the website of Modern Church, a society promoting liberal Christianity, of which he is a Vice President.
In the essay, called Cricket, Elephants, Armies and other Analogies: The Church of England after IICSA, Prof Percy says:
‘time and again the reputation of the Church of England was placed at a premium, and well above the needs or interests of those who had been abused.’
2018 Annual Conference of Modern Church
Ritual, Worship & Culture
Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th July 2018
at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts
Modern Church members get £15 discount if booking by 31st March 2018
Chaplain: Revd Ian Mobsby
Modern Believing is Modern Church's journal, published quarterly by Liverpool University Press, with articles promoting theological liberalism.
Students in universities, colleges and theological institutions which subscribe to the EBSCO database, can access Modern Believing online. Subscription to the journal is included for Modern Church members.
- Editor: Revd Dr Steven Shakespeare
- Reviews Editor: Revd Dr Michael Brierley
- Assistant Editor: Dr Katharine Sarah Moody
Vol 59:2 April 2018 - Editor: Steven Shakespeare
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