William Temple was one of the towering figures in the Church of England in the twentieth century. He was a philosopher, theologian, social reformer, bishop and archbishop. As Archbishop of Canterbury he guided a nation at war and helped pave the way of the new post-war society, coining the term ââ¬Ëthe welfare stateââ¬ and building support in the Church of England for radical social reforms.
This comprehensive volume draws on Templeââ¬s extensive publications, broadcasts, public speeches, sermons and private letters and reflects the broad range of his concerns:
ââ¬¢ The case for Christian belief
ââ¬¢ The interface of theology and philosophy
ââ¬¢ Spiritual formation of the faithful
ââ¬¢ Christian social principles and political thought
ââ¬¢ Guiding a nation at war and envisaging a new society
Prefaced by an extensive introduction to Templeââ¬s life and times and an overview of the key aspects of his legacy, Stephen Spencer provides students with an authoritative guide to one of Anglicanismââ¬s most influential figures.