A Light in a Burning-Glass

A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer's Theology

By Robert Boak Slocum

A Light in a Burning-Glass

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  • ISBN: 9781532696954
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2019
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A Light in a Burning-Glass

A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer's Theology

By Robert Boak Slocum

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  • ISBN: 9781532696954
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2019
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
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A Light in a Burning-Glass introduces readers to the distinctive synthesis of theological reflection and everyday faith that characterizes the life and theology of Austin Farrer (1904-1968), a man widely considered to be the most important Anglican theologian of the twentieth century. Often quoted for isolated insights but rarely appreciated for his depth and coherency, Farrer is a theologian who, according to Robert Boak Slocum, is fascinating to consider but difficult to master. In this survey and explanation of the Anglican leader’s prodigious output and complexity of thought, Slocum sorts through Farrer’s many writings to articulate his theological vision.

Slocum delves into Farrer’s treatises, essays, lectures, correspondence, and reviews in an exploration of his three primary areas of theological concern: pastoral, biblical, and philosophical. Noting that few theologians have published so many significant works in such varied areas of theological study, Slocum maps the connectedness of thought that unites Farrer’s works.

Slocum moves from a basic study of Farrer’s background and methodology to a consideration of his major themes: Christian hope, the problem of evil, the role of image and imagination in Christian faith, the use of literary methods in the interpretation of theology, and the interplay of divine action and human freedom in the Christian life.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Austin Farrer was a brilliant but decidedly individualistic theologian, sparkling with wit but not easily categorized. Robert Boak Slocum’s helpful book clarifies much of Farrer’s complexity and shows a unity across his various writings. As such, Slocum’s work makes a valuable contribution to Anglican theology.”

—John MacQuarrie, Emeritus Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford

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Robert Boak Slocum

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Robert Boak Slocum is a lecturer in the department of Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the author of The Theology of William Porcher DuBose: Life, Movement, and Being. He has held teaching positions at Carthage College, Nashotah House Seminary, and Mount Mary College.

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