The Latimer Trust
Biblical Truth for Today's Church
The Latimer Trust is an evangelical think-tank dedicated to providing biblical input and a considered response to significant issues within the Christian community and elsewhere. The Trust is continuing and developing the work of Latimer House which was founded in Oxford, England, during the 1960s. Our books, studies, briefings and publications are available on this site and via other outlets worldwide.
We are very familiar with the New Testament and can easily verify its teachings, but what happened to these teachings subsequently? Were they upheld, diluted or discarded? In particular, what did the Church Fathers make of Paul’s cardinal doctrine ‘justification by faith’?
The sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers thought it was ignored prior to Augustine (354-430): were the writers of the second century influenced by Paul, or did they manipulate his meaning to support their own arguments and new situations?
The resources to accompany the forthcoming shared conversations on sexuality across the Church of England have now been published.
In this review of the book, Grace and Disagreement - Shared Conversations on Scripture, Mission and Human Sexuality, Martin Davie explains what the resources contain, provides an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and suggests how Evangelicals should respond to them. For the full review, read on.
For the Archbishop of Canterbury reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel and he therefore hopes that it will become the hallmark of the Anglican Communion.
In this review of the book by Phil Groves and Angharad Parry Jones, Living Reconciliation, Martin Davie says that the existence of helpful aspects of the book need to be acknowledged. However, the book as a whole is deeply problematic. For the full review, read on.
British Values and the National Church: Essays on Church and State from 1964-2014 edited by David Holloway
'The religious traditions of Great Britain are in the main Christian'. So says the law of the land, but recent crises are exposing the vulnerability of those traditions to the manipulation of those with other agendas.
Canon Max Warren’s three lectures on ‘The Functions of a National Church’ were delivered in 1963. At the time, he was ahead of many of his colleagues in his thinking about the role of the Church of England. Warren’s insightful lectures offer much material for discussion. In the first edition of this study (The Functions of a National Church by Max Warren and Raymond Johnston) the three lectures were accompanied by an introduction by Raymond Johnston regarding the theological basis for a National Church; in this second edition, David Holloway follows the trajectory up to the present day with a discussion of 'British Values'.
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