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The Latimer Trust is an evangelical think-tank dedicated to providing biblical input and a considered response to significant issues within the Christian community and elsewhere. The Trust is continuing and developing the work of Latimer House which was founded in Oxford, England, during the 1960s. Our books, studies, briefings and publications are available on this site and via other outlets worldwide.
St Antholin lecture 2015
Selina, the Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791) has a special place in the history of the Revival because she was one of its most prominent women advocates. Selina’s influence, however, reached deep, extending not only into her circle of aristocratic friends and contacts but also into the heart of strong relationships with the leading evangelists of the day, not least George Whitefield and both the Wesleys. She gained a hearing for the Revival where it might not otherwise have gained entry and brought the ‘new birth’ into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy, where it was not always welcomed. Selina’s heart had been transformed by the gospel, and she sought out avenues to enable the gospel to transform her church. Less well-known is that Selina was at the heart of the conflict for the soul of the Established Church. The lessons are salutary for today.
The Centenary of the ‘war to end all wars’ has brought to prominence both the pain and the pride of the armed forces. But it also raises some perennial questions about such forces, the place of Christians within them, and the Christian response to commemorating the events of war.
We are very familiar with the New Testament and can easily verify its teachings, but what happened to these teachings subsequently? Were they upheld, diluted or discarded? In particular, what did the Church Fathers make of Paul’s cardinal doctrine ‘justification by faith’?
The sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers thought it was ignored prior to Augustine (354-430): were the writers of the second century influenced by Paul, or did they manipulate his meaning to support their own arguments and new situations?
British Values and the National Church: Essays on Church and State from 1964-2014 edited by David Holloway
'The religious traditions of Great Britain are in the main Christian'. So says the law of the land, but recent crises are exposing the vulnerability of those traditions to the manipulation of those with other agendas.
Canon Max Warren’s three lectures on ‘The Functions of a National Church’ were delivered in 1963. At the time, he was ahead of many of his colleagues in his thinking about the role of the Church of England. Warren’s insightful lectures offer much material for discussion. In the first edition of this study (The Functions of a National Church by Max Warren and Raymond Johnston) the three lectures were accompanied by an introduction by Raymond Johnston regarding the theological basis for a National Church; in this second edition, David Holloway follows the trajectory up to the present day with a discussion of 'British Values'.
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