on Tuesday, 30 September 2003 at 10.28 am by Simon Sarmiento categorised as Opinion. The interview was not however about his book, but about the current debate on sexuality. The new Archbishop of Canterbury. The fact is there was never any comeback: it was a case of ‘give them an inch and they’ll take a yard’. … On Friday a public interview on ‘Faith and Sexuality’ with the openly gay academic Diarmaid MacCulloch, ... Diarmaid MacCulloch was accepted for ordination in the Church of England and was ordained deacon but when it came to being priested, the Church declined to ordain an openly gay man. The Today programme this morning carried an interview with Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (see here for review of his latest book). Historian Diarmaid MacCulloch talks to Ralph Jones about how personal experience has shaped his ideas about sex and Christianity. Powered by WordPress. Diarmaid MacCulloch is a fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, and professor of the history of the church at Oxford University.His books include Suffolk and the Tudors, winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize, and Thomas Cranmer: A Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize. I’ve always emphasised that—probably more than most historians. What do you do with these people? And then you get a man coming along who people regard as God: Jesus. And one of them, at the end of one of my sessions on the early Church, despairingly said, ‘Well, where is the good news in all this?’ And I could see what he was saying (whatever ghastly phase of the early Church we’d been talking about). They were speaking at an event to mark the 900 th anniversary of Launde Abbey, which Cromwell was fond of visiting. Very hard work, but well worth doing. Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch (born 31 October 1951) is a British historian and academic, specialising in ecclesiastical history and the history of Christianity. 0. Fergus McGhee is reading for a second BA in English at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is currently Professor of History of the Church at Oxford University and has been a Fellow of St. Cross College since 1995. The good thing about Manning’s aperçu is that it’s absolutely right—these things are profoundly opposed: a scientific view of history and dogma. • Thomas Cromwell: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch is published by Penguin (£12.99). It’s the general historian’s duty to combat insanity in the human race and it does seem to me that that’s professional history’s main objective. Which fiction and nonfiction writers do you admire?I will say Hilary Mantel. Yes, there are vested interests, but it’s also the release of expectations—it’s like the history of France in the nineteenth century. Nothing survives unless there is a truth and a value in it, and behind all the transformations, the weirdnesses, the hypocrisies, et cetera, there is something defined. People like the Catholic historian Alfred Loisy, who was excommunicated. Suddenly, religion was back and it’s not got any easier. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Reformation in England and Europe, including Reformation: Europe’s House Divided 1490-1700 and biographies of Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Cromwell . I think it was Cardinal Manning who said that ‘one must overcome history by dogma.’ So do you think dogma can be overcome by history? You said it has a very bright future—even in the West? Do you sink back into a leaden authoritarianism? I suppose it started thinking these things in the late seventeenth century with the Enlightenment, and its relationship with the Enlightenment doesn’t seem to me to be necessarily an antagonistic one. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England. Diarmaid MacCulloch's recent history of Christianity is an expansive account of the religion's growth, struggles and paradoxes. Does the historian have particular moral responsibilities then? Professor MacCulloch proclaims himself a … I think I always start out with the principle that the book isn’t going to be possible to write, and then, funnily enough, it turns out that it is. I did. Since 1997 he has been Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Cross College. But there is still something which some of these people find captivating, for reasons which may not be the conventional ones from the past. What is it? By Eamon Duffy 11 October 2009 • 05:50 am . ― Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. Interview: 1517 and all that . This week's Spectator carries an interview with the distinguished Reformation scholar, Diarmaid MacCulloch. Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch Kt FSA FRHistS FBA (/ ˈ d ɜːr m ə d /; born 31 October 1951) is an English historian and academic, specialising in ecclesiastical history and the history of Christianity.Since 1995, he has been a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford; he was formerly the senior tutor.Since 1997, he has been Professor of the History of the Church at the University of … My first job was in a theological college, a Methodist college in Bristol, and I plunged first year students into the history of the early Church straight away, which was a cruel thing to do because it’s really alien. I’d be lost if it was disorganised. Join our Talking Tudors Podcast Facebook group for all the behind-the-scenes news and updates. 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