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Re: think

A zoom series with engaging authors, theologians and intriguing people on their work and how it illuminates changes happening to us now

To sign up, email the church office (mailto:zurich@anglican.ch) with your name and where you’re from (e.g. which chaplaincy) and you will be sent the link at the time


The Revd Gloria Naylor

26 January 18:30

Gloria was a colleague of mine, back in Cambridge. She has agreed to join us and speak about her life in the Church of England.

Raised in Yorkshire and familiar with church life in the inner city in London and Hull it will be interesting for us to her her story and discuss concerns with her and so try to understand some of the realities faced by the Church in challenging situations.


Previous Guests

Mark Vernon

1 December 2020
“Finding the eyes to see”

Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He writes for The Guardian, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Financial Times and New Statesman. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. Vernon has a degree in theology from the University of Oxford, another theology degree and a physics degree from Durham University. He also has a PhD in philosophy from University of Warwick. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. (wiki).

It is said that Christianity is in crisis in the West. Is this a new idea?

The 1930s “Inkling” group, met regularly in Oxford to share their literary interest and Owen Barfield (a friend of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien) analysed why. He developed an account of our spiritual predicament that is radical and illuminating.

Barfield realized that the human experience of life shifts fundamentally over periods of cultural time. Our perception of nature, the cosmos and of the divine, changes dramatically across the course of history.

Mark Vernon uses these insights to tell the inner story of 3000 years of Christianity, beginning from the earliest Biblical times. Drawing, too, on the latest scholarship and spiritual questions of our day, he presents a gripping account of how Christianity constellated a new perception of what it is to be human. For 1500 years, this sense of things informed many lives, though it fell into crisis with the Reformation, scientific revolution and Enlightenment.


Keith Ward

“How Christianity is compatible with modern science”
24 November 2020

The Revd Canon Professor Keith Ward is a philosopher and theologian. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a priest of the Church of England and formerly a canon of Christ Church, Oxford. Comparative theology and the relationship between science and religion are two of his main topics of interest. He was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford from 1991 to 2004. He has MA and DD degrees from both Cambridge and Oxford universities, and an honorary DD from the University of Glasgow.


forthcoming topics to include ethics, medicine, poetry, abuse/respect, ecology and more

Questions or ideas for Re: think series ? contact The Revd Paul Brice (Chaplain)


The Re: think animated logo, was created using pictures from http://www.viewsoftheworld.net with permission from Dr. Benjamin Hennig

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