A Pastoral Journal
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What is this place we call England? What does it mean to be English? What, indeed, does it mean to be the "Church of England"?
Developing the work advanced in his critically acclaimed previous book, Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place, and drawing deeply on his experience of the Wiltshire landscape, English Grounds presents a series of personal essays that explore deep questions around church, place, nature, heritage and Englishness.
Written in vividly evocative and lyrical style, Andrew Rumsey's essays challenge us to think more deeply about the place of the Church in the consciousness of the English, and the place of England in the consciousness of the Church.
"This is a marvellous book, lit by faith, love and imagination - and by the beauty of Andrew Rumsey's gorgeous writing. It is a celebration of the landscape its author so fully inhabits - and a sequence of meditations on the complexities of finding a communal identity in the 21st century. Deeply rooted in both physical and spiritual worlds, English Grounds offers hope and inspiration to every reader." -- Erica Wagner, contributing writer for the New Statesman, and former literary editor of the Times
A Future That's Bigger Than The Past
Christian Theology of Place
Rewilding the Church
The Place of the Parish
For the Parish
The Future of the Parish System
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