The Prayer Book Platonist includes books, homilies and articles broadly on the themes of:

  1. The tradition of the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer – not just 1662, but its various precursors and increasingly international successors, not least the Prayer Book of the Japanese Anglican Church.
  2. The broadly Platonic strand of Christian and Islamic thought and its rich spirituality, including the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, Augustine, Eckhart, Ibn Arabi, the Cambridge Platonists and more recently, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
  3. Sundry Japonica, including Aikido, the shakuhachi, and inter-faith theological explorations of Japanese Buddhism, particularly that of the Shin (True Pure Land) school.

The author insists that the apparent eccentricity of these interests does in fact converge into a unified whole… AMDG!

“You are my friends - if you keep my commandments.” You can be my friend, as long as you do
“If I say, peradventure the darkness shall cover me, then shall my night be turned to day. Yea, the darkness
“Have I said anything, solemnly uttered anything that is worthy of God? On the contrary, all I feel I have
Any other year than this, and a sermon today might have started with a joke, probably involving the proverbial Monopoly
I know you sometimes see adults reading Harry Potter books on the train, but I must confess, they were a
The House is built. We see the door. We have the keys.  David, to keep up with his royal neighbours
What are the prospects for a shared Platonic metaphysics between Christianity and Islam? Dr Karim Lahham, Hasan Spiker, Fr Thomas
The narrative of Ed Husain’s Spectator article (below) on the supposed decline of Islamic philosophy into a “Dark Age” after
As lockdown looms, Twitter begins to buzz again with clerical outrage. Inevitably, bemused or disgusted onlookers will (in not so
The first instalment of a brief series during lockdown on what the Mass is and why it matters. We’re going

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