Michael Ramsey: a life

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Clarendon Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 422 pages
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This authorized biography is a masterly account of the life and works of Michael Ramsey (1904-1988), the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Chadwick describes Ramsey in the unsettled European age in which he lived, discussing in compelling detail the liberalization of sexual mores, the impact of television on politics and opinions of morality, the arguments over the restatement of religious truth, and the post-colonial period in Africa. Focusing on Ramsey's career in Parliament and Christendom, the book reveals the Archbishop as a person of much prayer and conviction, who in an age of shaken opinion was an anchor of faith and hope among a pessimistic generation.

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A really easy book to read, Owen Chadwick has the biography down to a fine art. Once you get past the childhood, which is often a slow bit of any biography, it really belts along. Throughout you get a ... Read full review

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The Parish Minister
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Professor Ramsey
57
The Bishop
79
Copyright

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Owen Chadwick was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge from 1968 to 1983. He has written many books, including "The Reformation," "The Victorian Church," "The Popes and European Revolution," as a result of which he was awarded the Wolfson Prize for history, and "Michael Ramsey,"

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