Sing a New Song was Timothy Radcliffe's first book, and, not surprisingly, it has again sold out. Dominican Publications are glad to offer it once more [this is the fifth printing] to the many who have been touched also by his many subsequent books and those who have been inspired by his conferences and retreats globally.
In this collection we taste the easy eloquence of a great writer and teacher. Radcliffe can mix an image of Jurassic Park with the symbolism of the Last Supper; he succeeds in outlining how human communities may be rebuilt on the foundation of truth, despite inevitable conflicts. A balance between freedom and responsibility is achieved in the realistic honesty in the heart of one who has known the tension of decision-making. These pages outline an exciting project for all who seek spiritual wellbeing, at individual and community levels.
Born in 1945, Timothy Radcliffe entered the Dominican Order in 1964. After studies at Oxford and Paris, he worked first as a university chaplain in London and then spent eighteen years teaching theology at Oxford. He served as Master of the Order from 1992, to 20001, and has continued ever since to inspire in lectures and sermons throughout the world.
Timothy Radcliffe was Master of The Dominican Order. He is the winner of the 2007 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing for his book What is the Point of Being a Christian? He was the author of The Archbishop of Canterbury`s 2009 Lent Book Why Go to Church? He lives in Oxford but spends much of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference key-note addresses in the UK and overseas.
His friends, in and out of the Dominican Order, have benefited for years from Timothy Radcliffe's clarity, depth and wisdom, and will rejoice to see these essays and addresses in print. They embody an extraordinary breadth of experience and often sneak from some of the world's darkest places A wonderful and welcome collection.
- Rowan Williams
I have no hesitation… in repeating the advice heard by St Augustine: ‘ Take and read’
- Sean Fagan SM
Celibacy has been pronounced dead. Radcliffe talks about celibacy for what it really is: love unbounded, love unleashed. The truth is that there are few subjects more interesting.
- Joan Chittister OSB, Erie, Pennsylvania
Fresh voices, strong and vibrant, penetrating vision and forceful imaginary, free flowing style, untouched by rigidity.
- Jean Burton SJ, editor Vie Consacree, Namur, Belgium