The Brink of Mystery
Edited by Charles Conti Ph. D.
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Austin Farrer (1904-1968) was ordained an Anglican priest at Oxford where he served as chaplain and fellow of several colleges. He was warden of Keble College from 1960 until his death. Both a noted theologian and New Testament scholar, Farrer was a member of "the Oxford Christians," conversing frequently with C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers, and T. S. Eliot.
"These sermons are a school for us all. For preachers, tempted to give up on either theology or attractive devices, he stands firm as the apostle of preaching as a creative art. . . . To the 'ordinary' Christian, he shows how worthwhile it is to take trouble with the questions of faith. . . . For theologians, too, he has a message: not to conceive their task too narrowly and to let a wide range of human resources of mind and heart contribute to the task of clothing in words our experience of God.'
-- J. L. Houlden