Editor: The Reverend Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth

 

 

The Reverend Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford from 1987-2006. On his retirement he was made a Life Peer, (Lord Harries of Pentregarth), and he continues to be active in the House of Lords.

He is an Emeritus Gresham and an Honorary Professor of Theology at King's College, London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. London. He is the author of a wide range of books on the interface of Christian faith, including God outside the Box (SPCK, 2002); The Passion in Art (Ashgate, 2004) and After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust (OUP, 2003). His book Art and the Beauty of God, (Continuum 2000) was chosen as a book of the year by the late Anthony Burgess in The Observer.

His most recent books include The Re-Enchantment of Morality (SPCK,2008) shortlisted for the 2011 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing ; Faith in Politics? Rediscovering the Christian roots of our political values, (DLT) and Questions of Life and Death: Christian Faith and Medical Intervention (SPCK 2010). He edited, with Stephen Platten, Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics; God and Power (OUP, 2010). The Image of Christ in Modern Art was published by Ashgate in 2013.

His voice is well known as a regular contributor to BBC's Today programme over many years, and in 2011 he was elected one of the 66 most influential people in the country over the age of 66.