Liturgical Re-enchantment

The story goes that since the Enlightenment and the rise of natural science, we have entered an age of disenchantment. Rationality has rid the world of demons and ghosts, not to mention cherubim and seraphim. Whereas in premodern times we could believe that an actual...

Heretics Anonymous

Heretics Anonymous with Keith Ward, 21 September 2009 At Heretics Anonymous, deep questions of faith are explored in a supportive fellowship. On 21 September 2009, UK theologian Keith Ward gave a talk and fielded questions on ‘The New Fundamentalists’. You may listen...

Who are ‘The New Atheists’?

A Cathedral lecture by Keith Ward, 17 September 2009 Who are ‘The New Atheists’? What do they or don’t they believe? How valid are their statements, and what effect do they have on Christian belief? “The New Atheists” – Pt 1 by Prof Keith Ward...

Liturgical Principle and Cathedral Practice

Michael Perham, 1997 Michael Perham, formerly Vice-Dean and Precentor of Norwich Cathedral and now Bishop of Gloucester, is a leading writer in the field of liturgy. His lecture explores in detail the question, “what is worship for?” – and, while a short section of...

Why Do We Have Cathedrals? A Historian’s View

Christopher Haigh, 1998 Christopher Haigh, of Christ Church Oxford, a leading historian of the English Reformation, presents a fascinating account of the fluctuating fortunes of Cathedrals in Anglican history, the elements of chance in their survival and the ways they...