He is an interesting appointment. His ministry has London roots: he is, in part, a product of the evangelical approach favoured by Holy Trinity Brompton, which has its critics as well as admirers. In that sense he will be quite different from the scholarly, liberal-catholic Williams. He has real-life experience, having worked in the oil industry, where his work included dealing with disputes in oil-rich Nigeria. He has been deployed by the Church to engage in Christian-Muslim dialogue in Africa, an urgent matter, given the targeting of Christians in Nigeria by Islamists. He has a background that should equip him to deal with the different challenges of being head of the 77 million-strong Anglican communion and the Church of England.
So far as London is concerned, he will bring a bracing familiarity with the business world to bear on his moral critique of Mammon....
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Posted November 8, 2012 at 8:00 am
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