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Modern Believing 2011


Vol 52:1 January 2011 - Editor: Paul Badham

Shifting Paradigms: Theology and Economics in the 21st Century

 
 
Do we need a new economic paradigm?
Tim Leunig
A Theological Interpretation of the Financial Crisis
Philip Goodchild
The Financial Crisis: A Crisis for Liberalism?
Malcolm Brown
The Failure of Neo-Liberalism and the 'Despotism of Numbers': A Political and Theological Critique
Michael S. Northcott
Theology and Political Economy in the 21st Century: From Irrelevance to Ally in Progressive Change
John Atherton

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Vol 52:2 April 2011 - Editor: Paul Badham

The Centenary of 'The Modern Churchman/Modern Believing'

 
 
Henry Major and the foundation of The Modern Churchman
Clive Pearson
Essays and Reviews: 150 years on
Mark D. Chapman
'Released from the thraldom of mere bibliolatry': Biblical Criticism in the Sermons of Bishop Colenso
Gerald Parsons
An Historical Argument for Belief in the Resurrection of Jesus
Paul Badham
The Phenomenology of the Near-Death Experience (NDE): An Encounter with Eternity - or Simply  an Aberrant Brain-State?
Michael N. Marsh

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Vol 52:3 July 2011 - Editor: Paul Badham

 
 
Recent Developments in the Anglican Communion, or Ecumenism Misapplied
Marilyn McCord Adams
What can we learn from the Cognitive Science of Religion?
John Nightingale
The Psalms: What can we do with the nasty bits?
Nick Jowett
Judaism and Euthanasia
Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Faith in the Free-market: A Cautionary Tale for Anglican Adults
Martyn Percy

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Vol 52:4 October 2011 - Editor: Paul Badham
 
 
I am not a Problem: I am your Sister in Christ
Hilary Cotton
Jewish Folklore in Matthew's Infancy Stories
Gareth Lloyd Jones
Digital Privacy: A Squandered Gift
Eric Stoddart
Translatability and the Breath of Life. A Sermon for Pentecost
Simon J. Taylor
The Metaphysics of Energy
Peter F. Mills
After Life? The Elect are bound to be saved, but not necessarily (Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica)
Tim Belben

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Modern Believing editorial October 2011

Editorial by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 52:4

Liberal Theology in the Contemporary World

Women Bishops

The gradual acceptance of women as fully equal with men has been a long process.   Two hundred years ago all the professions, almost all positions of authority, and all opportunities  for advanced study were closed to women. Gradually the situation has changed. Slowly one by one the Universities have opened their doors to women, as have the learned professions so that women have been able to become doctors and lawyers, lecturers and professors, Members of Parliament,  and Magistrates and even members of the stock exchange. In every case millennia of tradition and prejudice  had to be overcome. But in every case the emancipation of women has proved beneficial and few would now wish to return to the traditions of past centuries.

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Modern Believing editorial July 2011

by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 52:3

A Theological Critique of Recent Developments within the Anglican Communion

Marilyn McCord Adams, who was formerly Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford and one of the University Representatives on General Synod has followed recent developments within the Anglican Communion with increasing concern about their theological and philosophical foundations.

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Modern Believing editorial April 2011

by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 52:2

The Centenary of 'The Modern Churchman/Modern Believing'

In this issue we mark the centenary of our Journal launched in 1911 by Henry Major. Appropriately the issue opens with an article devoted to Henry Major's  contribution to the Journal and to The Modern Churchmen's Union (now simply known as Modern Church). The author, Professor Clive Pearson, is the principal author  of Scholarship and Fierce Sincerity: Henry Major, the Face of Anglican Modernism.1 The article shows the immense contribution made by the Journal and by the Conferences organized by Major in taking forward the idea of a Christianity compatible with the best of modern thought. The golden years  for Modernism were the twenties and thirties culminating in the recognition of the validity of Modernist ideas as lying within the broad spectrum of Anglican thought in the report on Doctrine in the Church of England in 1938.2

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Modern Believing editorial January 2011

by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 52:1

Shifting Paradigms: Theology and Economics in the 21st Century

This issue is devoted to papers presented at the 2010 MC conference on Theology and Economics in the 21st Century.Since the time when the conference was first planned the international credit crunch has increased its topicality and importance. It is often hard for us to appreciate just how much human life has been transformed by the economic revolution of the past two centuries. According to Deirdre McCloskey writing in The Higher 'The most important secular event since the domestication of animals and plants is the rise of income per head in the world  from $3 per day in real Chicago prices in 1800 to $30 worldwide nowadays - and to more than $100 a head per day in bourgeois places such as Britain and Japan'.1 No aspect of human life has been unaffected by this dramatic change. Banking has played a key role  in this vast expansion of personal wealth since it has not only been able to direct the savings of some to fund the entrepreneurial work of others, it has also 'created' wealth by loaning far more than had actually been deposited, in the confidence that not everyone would wish to withdraw their deposits at the same time. If this confidence were ever to be lost the banking system as we know it would collapse  and chaos would ensue. That is why the credit crunch was so alarming and why the 'bailing out' of the banks was not privileging one category of worker over another but rather maintaining confidence in a financial system on which all depend.

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