Haunted by Christ - A Conversation with Bishop Richard Harries and The Very Revd Andrew Nunn


Join The Rt Revd Bishop Richard Harries and The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this discussion where they on Bishop Richard's latest publication Haunted by Christ - Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith.

W H Auden, T S Eliot, William Golding, Elizabeth Jennings, C S Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Stevie Smith. . . These are among some of the great poets and novelists whose struggles with faith finds expression in their works, and whose works have helped ccountless readers to appreciate the different forms that faith can take in different times and places. 

Richard Harries considers the work of twenty of these writers, painting vivid pictures of their lives and times, and providing us with numerous critically sympathetic insights into the spiritual dimension of their writings.

Copies of Haunted by Christ will be available to buy on the evening and Bishop Richard will be signing copies.

The Rt Revd Bishop Richard Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarthis 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 thee 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 Beauty and the Horror (SPCK. 2016), described by Mary Warnock as 'a deeply interesting book', The Re-enchantment of Morality (SPCK, 2008), shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize, and Art and the Beauty of God (Continuum, 1993), selected as book of the year by Anthony Burgess in The Observer.

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn was born in Leicester in 1957.  He grew up there and attended primary and secondary schools in Wigston, where he was also a member of the choir of All Saints, Wigston Magna. 

Andrew was installed as Dean of Southwark in January 2012.   Prior to that, he was Sub Dean and Precentor of Southwark (1999-2010) and Acting Dean from November 2010. 

He is a member of the General Synod and the Diocesan Synod.

He is a Foundation Governor of St Saviour's & St Olave's Girls' School in Southwark.  He is also Chaplain to the Worshipful Company of Launderers, the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Whitsters Club.

Andrew contributes to the local church by teaching and speaking at a number of courses and events in the Diocese of Southwark and further afield outside the Diocese.  He is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and on the Panel of Chairs of the Synod.  He has served as a member of the Crown Nominations Commission since 2011.  He was Rector General of the Society of Catholic Priests until October 2017.