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11 p.

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Summer 2004


Corporation of the Anglican Theological Review

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Anglican Theological Review

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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.


Published version. Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 86, No. 3 (Summer 2004): 493-503. Publisher link. © 2004 SAGE Publications. Used with permission.

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