Edited by Professor Marcus Bockmuehl and Bishop Stephen Platten with Nevsky Everett
I am currently reading with much enjoyment a book, recently acquired by our library, Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden,Scholar, Preacher, edited by Professor Marcus Bockmuehl and Bishop Stephen Platten with Nevsky Everett. SCM Press 2020. I was privileged to be tutored by Farrer for Philosophy of Religion in 1961.
The first part of the book is a collection of essays about Farrer’s work in Philosophy, Biblical studies and Christian Theology, his remarkable preaching, his friendship with C.S.Lewis, and his contribution when Warden of Keble College. The second part of this book contains Farrer’s previously unpublished lectures delivered in America in 1966. Farrer’s writing is thoughtful, witty and beautifully expressed. A former archbishop of Canterbury described him as the twentieth century’s ‘subtlest and most eloquent Anglican thinker’.