Edward King
Teacher,  Pastor, Bishop, Saint
Bishop Michael Marshall



































Hardback - 582 pages plus 16 page black and white plate section
978 178182 970 7 £35.00


Paperback - 604 pages  
978 085244 975 2  £30.00    
Prologue to the paperback edition introduces Edward King's life and work in the context of the mission and vision for Anglicanism of John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York and a major force for change and reform in the Episcopal Church of America, and the profound influence that Hobart exercised on the development of the19th century Church of England and the Oxford Movement.





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EDWARD KING, as teacher, pastor, bishop and acclaimed saint, through his personal influence and holiness of life, radically challenged and changed the character and face of the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion. Besides all other high qualifications he had a gift of empathy and sympathy so extraordinary that it was said to amount to 'nothing less than a form of genius'. Ordained in 1854, King was chaplain and then Principal of the newly created Theological College at Cuddesdon. He subsequently spent twelve years in Oxford as Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology, and the remainder of his life, from 1885, in Lincoln as the much-loved Bishop. Edward King virtually invented pastoral theology as a serious subject in the Anglican Church. He was concerned to train a clergy who were pastorally, theologically and professionally competent in a way seldom seen before. As a bishop he exercised his ministry among the needy and the vulnerable, through an apostolic witness to the ordinary laity of the diocese. In his teaching, his personal and pastoral ministry and most conspicuously his lengthy episcopate, he embodied and communicated that gospel, life-affirming, tradition which in turn speaks so powerfully to the needs of the world in any age.

MICHAEL MARSHALL, a former Bishop of Woolwich and Director of the Anglican Institute in St Louis, Missouri, was educated at Lincoln Grammar School and Christ's College, Cambridge. He trained for the ministry at Cuddesdon, and has served as Tutor to Ely Theological College, Chaplain at London University, Vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street, and Adviser in Evangelism to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Author of many books, now in retirement, he is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London.

                     A Love Surpassing Knowledge
                              
The Spirituality of Edward King
                                                      
Bishop Michael Marshall

'I'm not religious, but I am spiritual' is a phrase on the lips of many who never darken the doors of institutionalized religion, while words such as 'spirituality', 'meditation' or 'mindfulness' are almost commonplace among many  seeking meaning and purpose to life.

Bishop Edward King, in his day, as a spiritual counsellor, teacher and pastor, called the church, the clergy and the laity, to a renewed inner life of the Spirit as a matter of first importance. This exploration of his spirituality, drawn from his teaching and his writings and the example of his own life - although at the time when the church and the world were vastly different from those of today - still speaks with remarkable relevance, not only to those who are ordained with the prime responsibility for the cure of souls and Christian formation, but also to those seeking, as well as giving, spiritual guidance.

A renewed commitment to the power of that same inner life of the Spirit, the root and source of all renewed life, caught and taught by clergy and laity alike, is urgently needed today, for without it all reform and reorganization is ineffective. 'Organization,' said King, 'does not produce life, though new life may produce organization: the secret of the power is the life', - from which everything else follows.

Perhaps the Church of England's most loved bishop in any age, Edward King's rich spirituality reaches out to us today and resonates with our deepest needs.

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260 pages

£14.99

Hardback - 582 pages plus 16 page black and white plate section

978 178182 970 7 £35.00



Paperback - 604 pages

978 085244 975 2  £30.00    

Prologue to the paperback edition introduces Edward King's life and work in the context of the mission and vision for Anglicanism of John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York and a major force for change and reform in the Episcopal Church of America, and the profound influence that Hobart exercised on the development of the19th century Church of England and the Oxford Movement.

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