A major new defence of Christianity, which does not flinch from asking the hard questions about the kind of God who has created the kind of world we live in. Richard Harries is one of our greatest Christian intellectuals- both an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and one of just two ordained Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature (the other is Rowan Williams).
Richard Harries is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. After nineteen years as Bishop of Oxford he was made a Life Peer (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) and he remains active in the House of Lords on human rights issue. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Divinity and a Visiting Professor of Theology at King's College, London, where he was formerly Dean. His voice is well known to many through his regular contributions to the Today programme. Among his many highly commended books are The Re-enchantment of Morality, which was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize, and Art and the Beauty of God, selected as book of the year by Anthony Burgess in The Observer.