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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Monday, 30 June 2014

Deep Church Rising—coming soon

Cascade Books and SPCK will be publishing Deep Church Rising on 17th July. It is a book written by Professor Andrew Walker of King's College London and myself. More info in the coming weeks.



So, in anticipation, here are the endorsements from the back cover:

“We don’t become either human or holy without the nurture and wisdom of others; this book helps us make contact with those others so that we can indeed grow in humanity, sanctity, and discernment as we need to.”
Lord Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

“This is a powerful and persuasive call to the churches to ground themselves in the Christian tradition, and retrieve its riches. An essential antidote to the shallow theology of technique-based approaches to mission.”
Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

“This book, written with punctilious scholarship, vast scope, fidelity to history, and, perhaps above all, with great gracefulness, calls the churches to a sober scrutiny of themselves, and, perhaps thence, to fundamental reflection on what the church is. I am immensely taken with this book.”
Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic and other books

“This book is essential reading for all who care about the future of the church in the West. It represents years of seasoned research; it is written in a clean, accessible style; and its central claims and insights are exactly on target. Read it and be challenged and refreshed in mind and soul.”
William J. Abraham, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

“Deep Church is a deep book, intrepidly and winsomely demonstrating the ongoing viability of orthodoxy.”
Rodney Clapp, author of Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels and other books

“‘Memory can be the life-giving path to the future, and in this book the Christian church is encouraged to recover its deep memories, not so that we can look back with nostalgia to a by-gone age, but so that we move forward with renewed confidence and depth.”
Jane Williams, Lecturer, St Mellitus College, London

3 comments:

Keen Reader said...

If old bushy eyebrows likes it, it can't be any good.

Robin Parry said...

Keen Reader,

Ha.

I do hope that you are mistaken, because last I heard "old bushy eyebrows" liked the Bible, and theologians like Augustine ... and N. T. Wright.

Gary G said...

Look forward to the complimentary copy which I can review for the magazine of all deep theological reflection, 'Direction'