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Social and Religious Behaviour in Institutions

Publications

 

Hutton J M &
Reed B D

Churches Experiencing Change

A paper to the Summer School for the Diocese of Durham, July 2002. The paper suggests that the church is trying to meet changes in the world by making changes in the church, rather than equipping Christian lay people to go out and experience these changes in the world and respond to them there.

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Maiteny P T

The Psychodynamics of Meaning and Action for a Sustainable Future

contribution to a special edition ofthe journal Futures, 32 pp339 – 360. Pergamon Press* 2000

Oscillation Theory emphasises that transformation can only occur when persons transform themselves accepting their dependence and taking responsibility for their own anxieties, development and behaviour. Truly sustainable development can only occur when, in this way, persons reduce their impacts on the ecological and social processes that support them. Policy-makers need to recognise that ‘external’ problems have experiential, emotional and cultural roots.

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Bazalgette J L &
Tomkins J M

Does Christian marriage matter in our society today?

A paper to the International Marriage Conference, held at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, on 26-29 June 2000, offering an analysis of the 100+ articles written by participants of Students Exploring Marriage Workshops.

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Reed B D

The Absurdity of the Kingdom

A paper to the Christians in Public Life Programme, which explores the paradox between the Kingdom being both here and now, but not yet here. It examines this in relation to being a member of the Church and accountable for the sustainability in the world.

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Reed B D

The Psycho-Dynamics of Life and Worship

The 1995 Cosmos lecture to ‘Christ and the Cosmos’ Consultation, Westminster College, Oxford. It offers a significant re-statement of the oscillation theory first presented in ‘The Dynamics of Religion’ (1978) – see below. See also Maiteny & Reed and Maiteny on page 6.

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Reed B D

The Importance of the Parish for Christian Ministry

The Ecton Lecture. The church is the sacrament of God’s love for everyone and the parish is the sign that the church accepts that accountability.

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Reed B D

The Dynamics of Religion, Process and Movement in Christian Churches

This major study, including substantial field work, offers a theory of religion as the institutionalisation, of a natural human process of oscillation between dependence and autonomy, through the symbols and rituals of a historical movement. Available to purchase – please contact enquiries@grubbinstitute.org.uk

Available to purchase: Darton Longman & Todd (1978) – £10.00

Reed B D

The Task of the Church and the Role of its Members

A seminal paper on the centrality of dependence in human life as a means of fostering love, maturity and creativity when centred on God.

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