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Conference - William Temple, Christianity & Social Order

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80th Anniversary Conference of William Temple’s Christianity and Social Order

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The conference will examine the historical and continuing significance of William Temple’s 1942 Christianity and Social Order on the 80th anniversary of its publication. This short work was a key text in the development of the welfare state and Christian social ethics. The conference will seek to examine a series of new themes and issues in relation to Temple’s influential 1942 work and explore its lasting influence. Papers will explore the history and context of the work and new critical themes, such as gender, environment, race and public policy today.

This event is jointly organised by the Centre for Anglican History & Theology, University of Kent, and the William Temple Foundation.

The conference fee includes a two-course lunch and refreshments.

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Kenneth Fincham is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Kent and (with Jeremy Carrette) co-Director of the Centre for Anglican History and Theology. He specialises in the religious and political history of Britain c. 1540-c.1700, and has published extensively in this area, most recently with an edition of The Further Correspondence of William Laud (2018) and an essay on the King James Bible in Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2020).

Simon Lee is Chair of the William Temple Foundation, Professor of Law, The Open University, and Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen’s University Belfast. Previously Brackenbury Scholar at Temple’s Oxford college, Balliol, and Harkness Fellow at Yale Law School, he was head of the ecumenical Liverpool Hope University College and executive director of the Cambridge Theological Federation. He is the co-author of Believing Bishops, the author of Uneasy Ethics and the editor of Freedom from Fear: Churches Together in Northern Ireland.

Elaine Graham FBA is Professor Emerita of Practical Theology at the University of Chester. She was previously the Grosvenor Research Professor at the University of Chester and the Samuel Ferguson Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of numerous publications, including Transforming Practice: Gender, Personhood and Theology (Fortress, 1995) and Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age (SCM, 2013).

Jeremy Carrette is Professor of Philosophy, Religion & Culture at the University of Kent. He has published widely on the French philosopher Michel Foucault, the American Pragmatist William James, the politics of spirituality and religious NGOs at the United Nations. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Anglican History & Theology at the University of Kent and currently researching a project on Anglicans and the Environment.

Robin Gill was the first holder of the William Leech Professorial Fellowship of Applied Theology at Newcastle and then of the Michael Ramsey Chair of Modern Theology at Kent. For twenty-two years he was also a member of the BMA’s Medical Ethics Committee.

Sanjee Perera is a Cognitive Ecclesiologist and the current Archbishop’s Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns in the Church of England. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Universities of Durham and Chester, a visiting fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, and an Associate Fellow of the Open University’s School of Law. Her research brings a cognitive psychological framework to Philosophy, Theology & Religion, particularly focussing on racialised stake holds in the Church of England.

Chris Baker is Director of Research for the William Temple Foundation and William Temple Professor of Religion, Belief and Public Life at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work focuses on the empirical study of lived religion and lived belief, and their intersection with theology, sociology, urban studies, and policy. His most recent research (2020) for the APPG Faith and Society identifies new patterns of partnership and coproduction between local authorities and faith groups in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stephen Spencer is Director for Theological Education at the Anglican Communion Office in London. He has researched and published on William Temple over many years, including Christ in All Things: William Temple and His Writings (2015), and edited Theology Reforming Society: Rediscovering Anglican Social Theology (2017). His latest book, Archbishop William Temple: A Study in Servant Leadership, is to be published in 2022.

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The William Temple Foundation is a research and ideas hub, shaping the debate on religion in public life. Through research, teaching and training we connect academics, religious institutions and community activists. Working with faith-based and secular thinkers, we exist to promote the economic, social and political wellbeing of society. 

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