THE LIVING CHURCH • July 1, 2012
The LastDivine Office
Henry VIII andthe Dissolutionof the Monasteries
Explores the enormousupheaval caused by the EnglishReformation, and recreates invivid detail the life in a majormonastery before the Dissolution began in 1536, andhow that life was forever transformed by King Henry VIII.“[An] elegant narrative.”
—The Boston Globe
Trade Paperback 304 pages $14.95 9781933346526
A Private Historyof Happiness
Ninety-Nine Momentsof Joy from Aroundthe World
Offers a fresh look at happinessthat belonged to specific daysas they were lived by realpeople—across manycenturies and from around the world.
Cloth 256 pages $19.95 9781933346519
The Monasteryof the Heart
An Invitation to aMeaningful Life
This guide builds on the ancient Rule of Benedict to show us anew way to live a spiritual lifein the very center of the worldtoday, without withdrawingfrom it. “...reflects the creation of a new kind ofquasi-monastic spirituality...”—
Cloth 240 pages $19.95 9781933346342
Towards the Sacred
A lucid, poetic, and practicalprimer for prayer, meditation,and mindful living. Offers awide range of accessibleways towards the Sacredin our daily lives, no matterwhat our spiritual background.
Trade Paperback 160 pages $12.95 9781933346359
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The Rt.Rev.Justin P. Welby wasconsecrated as Bishop of Durhamin September 2011. Daniel H. Mar-tins interviewed his brother bishopby email soon after Welby visitedthe Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops in March.
Two of your predecessors (DavidJenkins and N.T. Wright) drewfrequent headlines for very dif-ferent reasons. For what do youhope to be best known, in head-lines or otherwise?
My main ambition would be not tobe too much in the headlines at all,as given the state of the British Pressit would probably mean I had donesomething immensely stupid.How-ever, if I had to be thereare about three areasthat really seem to becoming to the fore.The first is the needfor the Church to growin numbers, and in spir-itual depth.I am in themiddle of planning,with my colleagues, a long-term program of evangelization whichwill involve three or four missions a year across the diocese, coveringthe entire diocese every five years.In each of those, both bishops willlive in the area of work and two years will have been spent in prepa-ration.We are trying to avoid an “upwith the rocket down with the stick”approach,and going rather for a steady-state push that does notexhaust people but leads to a cul-tural change that says it is normalfor us to share our faith.So thatwould be one thing.Secondly, for that to happen inthis area it has got to be clear that
An interview withthe Bishop of Durham