The hind let loose or a deer caught in the headlights? Gordon Brown does God in public

Gay, D. (2012) The hind let loose or a deer caught in the headlights? Gordon Brown does God in public. Crucible: The Journal of Christian Social Ethics,

Gay, D. (2012) The hind let loose or a deer caught in the headlights? Gordon Brown does God in public. Crucible: The Journal of Christian Social Ethics,

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Abstract

Eight months after losing the 2010 General Election and resigning as Labour Leader, Gordon Brown accepted an invitation from Rowan Williams to speak at Lambeth Palace to an invited audience on the subject of “Faith In Politics?”. For those, like myself, who had a longstanding interest in Brown’s political career and in both appearances and perceptions of how his faith related to his politics, it was an intriguing and potentially revealing moment. Would the UK’s most famous cradle Presbyterian finally bare his soul in the very citadel of Anglicanism? Would he like Blair unbound (by Campbell and Mandelson, or in Brown’s case Wheelan and Balls), become ‘a hind let loose’ and finally do God in public. This article reviews the speech.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Gordon Brown, political theology, public theology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gay, Rev Douglas
Authors: Gay, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Crucible: The Journal of Christian Social Ethics
Publisher:Church House Publishing
ISSN:0011-2100

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