Theology for Changing Times

John Atherton and the Future of Public Theology

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Christopher R. Baker, Elaine Graham
  • London, England: 
    SCM Press Imprint
    , September
     192 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Mark Dawson forthcoming.


From wealth creation to wealth distribution and social ethics, from urban mission to religious studies and psychology the work of John Atherton was breathtaking in scope and variety. Unifying all of his work, however, was a concern with engaging the work of theology with wider society.

With contributions from some of the leading lights in public theology today, this book offers not only an appreciation of John Atherton's work within a prodigiously large array of disciplines, but also an attempt to ask `what next', taking his work forward and considering where the future of public theology might lie. John Atherton's last published article is also reproduced.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christopher R. Baker is William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life at Goldsmiths University London and Director of the William Temple Foundation.

Elaine Graham is Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester.


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