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With God in Human Trust

Christian Faith and Contemporary Humanism: A meeting of minds

Kenneth Cragg was first in Jerusalem in 1939, and subsequently became deeply involved in areas of faith between Semitic religions under the stress of current politics. He later pursued doctoral studies in Oxford where he first graduated and became ‘Prizeman’in Theology and Moral Philosophy, and where he is now an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College. He was a Bishop in the Anglican Jurisdiction in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Middle East, and played ecclesiastical roles in Africa and India. A Certain Sympathy of Scriptures is a companion book to his Readings in the Qur’an (1988; 1999), and more broadly to his Faiths in Their Pronouns: Websites of Identity (2002). Other works by Bishop Cragg, and published by Sussex Academic Press, include: The Weight in the Word –Prophethood, Biblical and Quranic; and The Education of Christian Faith.

“A challenging and profitable read.” The Expository Times

“This book is concerned to stress the reciprocity and mutual trust that subsist between the divine and the human. Creation was not so much an act of power as a gift or delegation of God's own creativity… the act of creation was a risk in which God entrusted himself to human beings, who have the possibility of becoming co-workers, but are not forced to be such. This general thesis is then illustrated and confirmed in an examination in some of the major areas of human endeavour. The argument is enlivened throughout by a wealth of illustration from literature.” John MacQuarrie, DD, formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford

“Bishop Cragg develops the case for Christian theism in a book that will challenge the confident agnostic or atheist no less than the Muslim or Jew. This is a distinguished book in a crowded field.” Shabbir Akhtar, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-902210-15-5
Hardback Price: £45.00 / $69.50
Release Date: April 1999
Page Extent / Format: 272 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No



Chapter One: Hallowed or Unhallowed
Chapter Two: Language
Chapter Three: Law
Chapter Four: Love
Chapter Five: Truth
Chapter Six: Tribe
Chapter Seven: Selfhood
Chapter Eight: Nature
Chapter Nine: Power
Chapter Ten: Time
Chapter Eleven: Worship
Chapter Twelve: Christianity as Divine Risk

Index of Themes
Index of Names
Scriptural Citations

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