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Date posted: 26 June 2018
One of Operation Noah’s patrons, Bishop David Atkinson, has recently finished a new book entitled Hope Rediscovered: Biblical Wisdom for an Anxious World, published by Ekklesia.
Among the many causes of anxiety in today’s world are global concerns to do with social and economic inequality, the importance of sustainable development, and climate change. These raise human – that is moral and spiritual – questions about who we are, our destiny, how we can be helped to flourish, and what we hope for.
Hope Rediscovered is about being re-oriented in the face of such challenges. Bishop David Atkinson, who has an abiding interest in Christian ethics, pastoral theology and science, has put some key questions to the Gospel of John – a text which says much about human flourishing, and which draws on the Wisdom themes of the Hebrew Bible, about understanding our place in creation, and about practical living.
Like his followers, Jesus was beset with conflicts within ‘the world’. The first century Christian community, to which the Gospel was addressed, discovered how to live hopefully in the way of Wisdom, energised by God’s Spirit. The focus of this timely book is deep, practical wisdom for a troubled world.
“a treasure trove of wise insights and reflection” – Dave Bookless, A Rocha International
Hope Rediscovered can be ordered from the following online publishers: The Book Depository, Amazon, AbeBooks and Waterstones. Price £12.99
Bishop David Atkinson undertook research in organic chemistry before being ordained. He served as Fellow and Chaplain of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was a Canon of Southwark Cathedral and Archdeacon of Lewisham before becoming Bishop of Thetford in 2001. He retired in 2009.