CITIZEN WELBY AND THE COSMETICS OF RECONCILIATION
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that is to be called the Citizen’s Forum. Opinion is divided on how wise it might be to accept the invitation. What might the issues consist of?
St AUGUSTINE, PELAGIUS AND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN CAPACITY
We have just celebrated the feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo. One of the most important things about his life was the struggle with the aberrant theology of an Irish monk called Pelagius.
Augustine and Pelagius clashed about the fundamentals of human nature as Christianity exposes them. In their early arguments they were not initially very far apart but as time went by and they sparred and provoked each other into ever more definitive responses they came to represent two fundamentally opposite views about human nature. Continue reading “Citizen Archbishop and the Cosmetics of Reconciliation”