The Revd Canon Professor Leslie J. Francis is Professor of Religions and Education in the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, University of Warwick, England. He is Visiting Professor in Practical Theology, York St John University, England, and Canon Theologian at Bangor Cathedral, Wales. Professor Francis is President of the Rural Theology Association, Vice-President of the International Society for Empirical Research in Theology, and Vice-President of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values.
2009 0-7734-4803-9 Illustrates the broad diversity of opinion held by Anglican clergy on key issues dividing or uniting the Church of England today, including attitudes toward homosexuality, divorce and foundational beliefs of Christianity. The authors examine the major factors underpinning the diversity of opinion and does so by drawing on three distinctive empirical traditions shaped by the sociology of religion, by the psychology of religion, and by empirical theology.