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Apostolate and the Mirrors of Paradox
Author: Sydney Evans
Editor: Andrew Linzey
Editor: Brian Horne
Sydney Hall Evans (1915-88) was Dean of King’s College, London from 1956 to 1977, and then Dean of Salisbury Cathedral until 1986. A collection of his sermons, entitled ‘Prisoners of Hope’ (Lutterworth Press, 1990), has been produced by Andrew Linzey and Brian Horne.
Andrew Linzey, born in 1952 and ordained priest in 1974, is a theologian, writer and Christian vegetarian. He is Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, opened in November 2006, and a member of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford. He co-edited with Brian Horne ‘Prisoners of Hope’, a collection of sermons by Sydney Evans (Lutterworth Press, 1990).
Brian Horne was, prior to his retirement, Lecturer in Systematic Theology at King’s College, London and is chairman of the Charles Williams Society. Before becoming a theologian, he was an English literature scholar, with particular interest in the work of Dante Alighieri, Charles Williams and the relation between the arts and religion. He co-edited with Andrew Linzey ‘Prisoners of Hope’, a collection of sermons by Sydney Evans (Lutterworth Press, 1990).
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Using the fairground image of a Hall of Mirrors, which distorts our normal appearance, Sydney Evans invites us to walk through a metaphorical Hall of Seven Mirrors to attain a clearer vision of the truth. These mirrors are seven paradoxes of the Christian life enumerated by St Paul in the Second Letter to the Corinthians, such as that we ‘are taken for people having nothing though we have everything.’ The challenges presented by these paradoxes can shape a lifetime of ministry. This was the last of many memorable addresses given by Sydney Evans to theological students at King’s College, London.
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