The next meeting of our Theology Book Club will be on Tuesday 27th November at 7.30 pm. We will be discussing A.D.A. France Williams’ new book, Ghost Ship.
The purpose of the St Benet’s Book Club is to offer an online forum by Zoom for theological reflection, debate, and discussion so we can grow in faith.
Ghost Ship is an extraordinary new book just published this year by A.D.A. France Williams which 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.’
Zoom link for Ghostship seminar here.