Though the literature about Maurice is growing, I hope that the distinctive aim of this volume may give it a place within that literature. I have not attempted to provide a systematic account of Maurice's teaching, but to trace the theological conflicts which Maurice faced and to relate them to the chief theological tendencies of the last 150 years. I do not think that any previous attempt has been made to evaluate Maurice's teaching on Atonement and Sacrifice as a whole, or to examine his methods of Biblical exegesis in relation to subsequent trends of Biblical study. On no two subjects did Maurice more originally anticipate some of the theological work of the present day, and speak in a way which comes home to us with relevance and force.
Arthur Michael Ramsey
Arthur Michael Ramsey, the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury was born in 1904, the son of Arthur Stanley Ramsey. He trained at Cuddesdon College Oxford and was ordained deacon in 1928 and priest a year later in 1929. In 1961 he became Archbishop of Canterbury in succession to Geoffrey Fisher, his former headmaster.