Search of Understanding
by Anthony Freeman
n this series of short
lectures, Anthony Freeman selects six major Christian themes.
4. The Creeds
5. Prayer and Worship
6. The Church
Any one of the themes
could easily justify a course of six lectures on its own. So inevitably
there will be huge gaps. But I hope that the questions raised and discussed
will serve to arouse interest in these topics and point the way to further
Because of my semi-detached
status from the Church of England, I arranged with Nigel Guthrie, Rector of
Holy Cross Church, Crediton (UK), where they were given, that this would not
be an official parish course, but a self-financing project, with my hiring a
room and making a small charge like any other organization.
To make the whole thing
slightly less egocentric I have the agreement of the Progressive
to run the course under their name. PCN (Britain) is the British off-shoot
of an American organization whose purpose is to promote an open attitude to
religious faith and practice, and to support members of mainstream churches
who sometimes feel under pressure to conform to conservative attitudes with
which they feel uncomfortable.