Farrer in the Pulpit: A Systematic Introduction to His Sermons
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Anglican Theological Review
Austin Farrer, the hundredth anniversary of whose birth is celebrated this year, has been described as the greatest Anglican thinker of his generation. He was a philosophical theologian and biblical scholar, as well as a noted preacher and pastoral writer. He published extensively in all these areas. This review article provides a systematic introduction to the theology of Farrer's published sermons, focusing on his anthropology, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Points of note include Farrer's frequent use of human experience as a starting point for theological reflection, his use of analogy to convey theological understanding, and his emphasis on the lived application of theology in human lives of faith.