Vol 48:1 January 2007 - Editor: Paul Badham

Includes editorial and book reviews

Understanding Homosexuality in the 21st Century
Alan Sheard and Gill Cooke
If the Church says 'No', does God say 'Yes!'? - Theological Reflection on Sexuality  in a Consumer Culture
Elaine Graham
A Shameless Defence of a Liberal Church
Marilyn McCord Adams
Justice for Children Too
Adrian Thatcher
Jesus and Animals in Christian Apocryphal Literature
Andrew Linzey

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Vol 48:2 April 2007 - Editor: Paul Badham

Includes editorial and book reviews

A Consultation Paper on the Covenant Proposal
Jonathan Clatworthy and Paul Bagshaw
The Contemporary Relevance of the Just War Tradition
Paul Badham
Human and Divine Love
James Danaher
Finding Space for the Sacred
Ivor Moody
Hastings Rashdall on Immortality
Margaret Rayner

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Vol 48:3 July 2007 - Guest Editor: Ian S. Markham

Includes editorial and book reviews

No Best Choice: A Tale of Disability, Motherhood and Faith in the Age of Advanced Reproduction
Ellen Painter Dollar
Voices from the Margins: Using a Foundation Analysis of Power  in Cases of Clergy Misconduct
Martha Klein-Larsen
A New Interpretation of Conscience: Where Care for the Self, Attention to the World, and Hearing God Intersect
Heidi Gehman
Engaging Difference: Exercise and Tips for Creating Experiential Learning Environments
Vanessa Avery-Wall
Seeing Outranks Believing: Some Buddhist Reflections of Faith and Belief
Jane Compson

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Vol 48:4 October 2007 - Editor: Paul Badham

Ministerial Challenges

 
 
Ordained but Disdained: Women's Work in the Church of England
David Voas
Clergy Career Patterns: Is Leaving or Cleaving Different for Men and Women?
Kelvin Randall
Seeking Fresh Expressions of Ministry
Neil Burgess
Forgiveness, Mercy and Judgement
James P. Danaher
Faith and Believing
Jonathan Clatworthy
Casting Off the Garment of Humility: A response to The Report of the Covenant Design Group
T. W. Bartel
John Webster, Confessing God (Review Essay)
Peter Groves

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In Modern Believing Oct 2007 • next edition

scholarship fierce sincerity

Scholarship and Fierce Sincerity: Henry D. A. Major, The Face of Anglican Modernism

Clive Pearson, Allan Davidson and Peter Lineham

Auckland: Polygraphia, 2006. Pp. 245.

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Reviewed by Paul Badham, University of Wales, Lampeter

Henry Dewsbury Alves Major (1871-1961) was the leading figure  in the Modern Churchpeople's Union from joining in 1911 until his death in 1961 and central to Modernist Anglican theology through this period.
Signs of the Times article - review by Michael Cocks

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Christianity with Attitude

Giles Fraser

Norwich: The Canterbury Press, 2007. Pp. 176.

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Reviewed by Robert Thompson, Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust


ClericalCelibacyHeritage

Clerical Celibacy: The Heritage

William E. Phipps

London: Continuum, 2006. Pp. x, 272.

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Reviewed by Thomas O'Loughlin, University of Wales, Lampeter


by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 48:4

Ministerial challenges

A key priority for the Church today should be to make proper use of its ministerial resources. Three of the articles in this edition document its failure to do so, particularly in relation to the ministry of women and the ministry of those working outside traditional structures. David Voas’ article highlights the fact that the Church of England is rapidly becoming dependent on its women priests. Almost half of the newly ordained in the past five years are women and because the age structure of serving clergy is skewed to men in their fifties or sixties who will retire in the next decade, women will provide close to half the clerical labour force in the relatively near future. The Church cannot do without its women priests, yet the evidence suggests that they get a very poor deal at present. Few women are given posts of real responsibility. More than half will minister to Sunday congregations of fewer than 50 and no woman has been given responsibility for a thriving congregation of 300 or more. Most women are not even paid for their labour since 54 per cent are now ordained into non-stipendiary posts whereas two-thirds of men go into a paid ministry.

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