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Word Made Flesh: Does the church really need academic theology?

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Word Made Flesh: Does the church really need academic theology?

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A discussion recorded on Monday 23 January at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.

Is there still a place for academic theology in the life of the church? Or should the church instead spend less time mulling over big ideas, and focus more on living out the Gospel?

This event brought together an exciting panel of diverse theologians and church leaders, both ordained and lay, all of whom seek to speak to the challenges of today’s world.

Panelists for the discussion were:

Alison Milbank (Associate Professor, Nottingham University)
Christina Rees (broadcaster, writer and chair of Women and the Church)
Lincoln Harvey (Assistant Dean, St Mellitus College, London)
Mark Oakley (Canon Chancellor, St. Paul’s Cathedral)
Sam Wells (Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields)
Steve Chalke (Baptist minister, founder of Oasis Trust)

Chair – Julie Gittoes (Residentiary Canon, Guildford Cathedral)

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