Ghost Ship by A.D.A. France Williams
Tuesday 27th October 7.30 pm
The next session of our online theology book club looks at an extraordinary new work called Ghost Ship just published this year by A.D.A. France Williams. His book tackles head on the problems of racism and prejudice within the Church of England.
Sam Wells has the following to say about Ghost Ship: ‘France-Williams employs a formidable range of approaches – among them testimony, academic categories, careful research, interviews, anecdote, poetry, humour, parody, exegesis and close reading – to mount a compelling and urgent argument for the church’s institutional and personal failure to receive the gift the Holy Spirit in the lives, bodies and callings of its BAME witnesses. Most of all he models prophetic ministry: pleading, portraying, persuading and ultimately inspiring the church that has caused so much hurt and grief but that despite all he still bravely loves. This is a testament of truth; and an epistle of power.’
The purpose of the St Benet’s Book Club is to offer a forum for theological reflection and debate in the light of a book that we agree to read together.
For the whole of this autumn, whilst COVID restrictions are in place, the theology book club will meet by Zoom. The idea is that a book is discussed each time we meet at 7.30 pm on a Tuesday evening once a month. It would be ideal to have read the book before the seminar, but if you are still half way through or just starting, don’t let that stop you joining us.
It is expected that participants acquire their own copies of the texts to be discussed. All of the books proposed are currently in print as paperbacks and can be obtained on Amazon.
To access this seminar, either click here, or use the following Zoom meeting ID: 820 0252 0620