Book group: Michael Ramsey
Dates: Mondays 12 and 19 April and Thursday 29 April, 3.00—4.30pm
Venue: Saint Helen’s Church, Saint Helen’s Court, Abingdon OX14 5BS
On being asked what kind of theologian Michael Ramsey was, John Macquarrie was said to reply that he was thoroughly Anglican. Bishop Ramsey, who served as the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury from 1961 to 1973, lived a life grounded in prayer, Holy Scripture and the sacraments, held a profound sense of the reality of God and published a number of important books in his lifetime. We shall be reading Glory: The Spiritual Theology of Michel Ramsey by Douglas Dales, one-time Chaplain at Marlborough College. The book draws extensively on Bishop Ramsey’s work and provides insights into his thinking.
The number of places for this group is limited to 12.
Presenter Charles Miller has been Team Rector of Abingdon-on-Thames since 2006. Prior to that he served the Church in both America and this diocese and is a published author himself. He knew Bishop Ramsey over a number of years.