Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, spoke to a plenary session last evening about the concept of covenant as it is found in the Hebrew Scriptures. Author of numerous books, including The Dignity of Difference and The Home We Build Together, his lecture was passionate, provocative, and wise. The full text of his presentation can be found at http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/1912 and is, in all honesty, a "must read." I recommend the two books as well and am confident that his insights will bring a breath of fresh air to our conversations about the proposed Anglican Covenant over the next few days.

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