The renowned Anglican biblical scholar Charlie Moule, as he was popularly known, came from an eminent church and missionary family. After studying classics at Cambridge he studied theology and trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, where his great-uncle was once Principal and where he himself became Vice-Principal at the age of 28. His Cambridge career culminated in his appointment as Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, a post he held for 25 years, where he contributed to the theological education of countless scholars and clergy, and influenced a generation of Anglican leaders, including Rowan Williams (at whose wedding he officiated), John Sentamu and the late Graham Stanton, a successor as Lady Margaret's Professor.
Over a long retirement he maintained a voluminous and hand-written correspondence with friends and colleagues, and also wrote short and simple accounts of what he believed, partly in response to enquiries from local laypeople. Some of these were collected by his nephew Patrick Moule, and are published here with five sermons and some earlier Holy Week broadcast talks, in the hope that these simple, practical reflections of a distinguished biblical scholar might help others to think about their faith. The collection is introduced by a memorial address by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and by Robert Morgan who sets them in the context of Anglican theology and spirituality, and the international biblical scholarship to which their author made such substantial contributions.
Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology collects together the writings of outstanding figures who have shaped core Anglican belief, practice and identity. At a time when the Church faces many challenges, from within its own ranks as well as from the secular world, this series aims to help clergy and laity alike to think, act and respond to the complexities of the age with greater confidence.
- Religion + Beliefs
- Christianity / Theology / Christology
- September 30, 2010
- September 30, 2010