Cambridge Papers

Towards a biblical mind

Cambridge Papers (1992-present) is a non-profit making quarterly publication that aims to make clear the relevance of biblical teaching to a range of contemporary issues, and equips Christians to respond to the ideas which are shaping our society.

Editorial Group: Denis Alexander PhD | John Coffey PhD | Caroline Eade MA | Julian Rivers PhD | Paul Mills PhD | Michael Schluter PhD | Christopher Townsend MA | Christopher Watkin PhD | Margaret Wilson BA DipTh

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'Birds have nests': Biblical reflections on the housing crisis

Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships

Are Christianity and society in conflict?

Healing, enhancement and the human future

Pitfalls in combatting persecution

Redeeming Sport?

Academic Freedom

Integrity

Reimagining social welfare

Integration, assimilation and British values

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

Brexit in a fractured Europe

Gender - where next?

The medium is the message

How free is our free-will?

The modern crisis of identity

Finding security in the 'risk society'

Biblical reflections on marriage

Conscience & the common good

The exile of the mind

The looming government debt crisis

The Bible and Biodiversity

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid

Biblical lament and political protest

Genes, Determinism and God

Infinite Choice

T. S. Eliot and the crisis of meaning

Christianity - the true humanism

Redefining Marriage: The case for caution

The Bible and Politics - Christian sources of British political thought

Life without certainty: Margaret Atwood's ambiguous worlds

Free sex: Who pays?

Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective

Outside the frame: Postmodern art

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

Covert Power: Unmasking the world of witchcraft

Eschatology and Politics: the last things we want to talk about?

Euthanasia and assisted suicide

Introducing the Cambridge Papers Writing Group

Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy

To release the oppressed: Reclaiming a biblical theology of liberation

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences

Enhancing humans or a new creation?

Three principles for Christian citizens

Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity

Do we need a Christian university?

The Law of Love

By any other name? 'Fundamentalist' and 'evangelical' as terms of public discourse

Promises, promises

The window is closed

Christian responses to Islam, Islamism and ‘Islamic terrorism'

How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order

A Burning Issue: Christian care for the environment

What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’

The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action

Victim chic? The rhetoric of victimhood

‘Two guys go into the temple. One says to God…’ Humour, Scripture, and Christian discourse

Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend?

Honour and Shame

Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse?

Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics

The moral authority of Scripture

Beyond scrutiny? Minorities, majorities and post-modern tyranny

Style or substance: does the reputation of the church matter?

Worshipping God with technology

The myth of secular tolerance

Gender co-operation: some implications of God’s design for society

Music, worship and the church

A brief theology of time: Part 2 Resisting the tyranny of time

Window on the World (both parts)

Licence to kill?

Idolatry and spiritual parody: counterfeit faiths

Multiculturalism

Render unto Caeser: The dilemmas of taxation policy

Cloning Humans: distorting the image of God

Secularisation: is it inevitable?

The Divine Economy

The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II

Can science explain everything? Scientific Naturalism and the death of Science

Risk, Reward and Responsibility: Limited liability and company reform

Does Athens need Jerusalem? A Christian Context for Secular Thought

The new world order?

Hell: a difficult doctrine we dare not ignore

Engaging with Cinema

Should Christians support the euro?

The Great Commissions

A brief theology of time

Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society

Beyond the morality of rights

Genetic engineering: exploring its role in God's world

An eye for an eye? The morality of punishment

Michel Foucault and postmodern atheism: life after the death of God

Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown

Jerusalem: at the centre of God's plans?

ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism?

Science: Friend or Foe?

The Human Identity Crisis: Can we do without the Trinity?

Christianity and financial security: faith verus prudence

Disestablishment and the Church of England

The Rise and Fall of Nations : How far can Christians interpret history?

Deconstruction: gagging the speaking God?

Homosexuality: Finding the way of truth and love

Reflections on providence: can we read events?

The ban on interest: Dead letter or radical solution?

Blasphemy law in the secular state

Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry

Volume 1

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Blasphemy law in the secular state
Julian Rivers
December 1992
Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry
Michael Ovey
June 1992

Volume 2

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Deconstruction: gagging the speaking God?
Michael Ovey
December 1993
Reflections on providence: can we read events?
Mark Dever
June 1993
The ban on interest: Dead letter or radical solution?
Paul Mills
March 1993

Volume 3

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Disestablishment and the Church of England
Julian Rivers
December 1994
The Rise and Fall of Nations : How far can Christians interpret history?
Michael Schluter
September 1994
Homosexuality: Finding the way of truth and love
Christopher Townsend
June 1994

Volume 4

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ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism?
Michael Schluter
December 1995
Science: Friend or Foe?
Denis Alexander
September 1995
The Human Identity Crisis: Can we do without the Trinity?
Michael Ovey
June 1995

Volume 5

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Michel Foucault and postmodern atheism: life after the death of God
John Coffey
December 1996
Investing as a Christian: Reaping where you have not sown
Paul Mills
June 1996

Volume 6

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Relationism: pursuing a biblical vision for society
Michael Schluter
December 1997
Beyond the morality of rights
Julian Rivers
September 1997
Genetic engineering: exploring its role in God's world
Denis Alexander
June 1997
An eye for an eye? The morality of punishment
Christopher Townsend
March 1997

Volume 7

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The Great Commissions
Ranald Macaulay
June 1998
A brief theology of time
Paul Mills
March 1998

Volume 8

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Can science explain everything? Scientific Naturalism and the death of Science
Denis Alexander
June 1999
The new world order?
Julian Rivers
December 1999
Engaging with Cinema
John Coffey
March 1999

Volume 9

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The Divine Economy
Paul Mills
December 2000
The Counter-Reformation of Pope John Paul II
Ranald Macaulay
September 2000
Risk, Reward and Responsibility: Limited liability and company reform
Michael Schluter
June 2000
Does Athens need Jerusalem? A Christian Context for Secular Thought
Michael Ovey
March 2000

Volume 10

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Multiculturalism
Julian Rivers
December 2001
Render unto Caeser: The dilemmas of taxation policy
Christopher Townsend
September 2001
Cloning Humans: distorting the image of God
Denis Alexander
June 2001
Secularisation: is it inevitable?
John Coffey
March 2001

Volume 11

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A brief theology of time: Part 2 Resisting the tyranny of time
Paul Mills
December 2002
Licence to kill?
Jonathan Burnside
June 2002
Idolatry and spiritual parody: counterfeit faiths
Michael Ovey
March 2002

Volume 12

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Worshipping God with technology
Denis Alexander
December 2003
The myth of secular tolerance
John Coffey
September 2003
Gender co-operation: some implications of God’s design for society
JubileeCentre
June 2003
Music, worship and the church
Christopher Hayward
March 2003

Volume 13

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Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics
Jason Fletcher
December 2004
The moral authority of Scripture
Julian Rivers
September 2004
Beyond scrutiny? Minorities, majorities and post-modern tyranny
Michael Ovey
June 2004
Style or substance: does the reputation of the church matter?
David McIlroy
March 2004

Volume 14

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‘Two guys go into the temple. One says to God…’ Humour, Scripture, and Christian discourse
JubileeCentre
December 2005
Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend?
Daniel Strange
September 2005
Honour and Shame
David McIlroy
June 2005
Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse?
Paul Mills
March 2005

Volume 15

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A Burning Issue: Christian care for the environment
Robert White
December 2006
What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’
Michael Schluter
September 2006
The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action
John Coffey
June 2006
Victim chic? The rhetoric of victimhood
Michael Ovey
March 2006

Volume 16

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Promises, promises
Caroline Eade
December 2007
The window is closed
Margaret Wilson
September 2007
Christian responses to Islam, Islamism and ‘Islamic terrorism'
Colin Chapman
June 2007
How to create a relational society: Foundations for a new social order
Michael Schluter
March 2007

Volume 17

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Unity and diversity: the church, race and ethnicity
Sujit Sivasundaram
December 2008
Do we need a Christian university?
Nigel Paterson
September 2008
The Law of Love
David McIlroy
June 2008
By any other name? 'Fundamentalist' and 'evangelical' as terms of public discourse
Christopher Watkin
March 2008

Volume 18

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To release the oppressed: Reclaiming a biblical theology of liberation
John Coffey
December 2009
Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences
Michael Schluter
September 2009
Enhancing humans or a new creation?
Denis Alexander
June 2009
Three principles for Christian citizens
Julian Rivers
March 2009

Volume 19

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Covert Power: Unmasking the world of witchcraft
Jonathan Burnside
December 2010
Eschatology and Politics: the last things we want to talk about?
Geoffrey Penn
September 2010
Euthanasia and assisted suicide
John Wyatt
June 2010
Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy
Michael Schluter
March 2010

Volume 20

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Free sex: Who pays?
Guy Brandon
December 2011
Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective
Julian Rivers
September 2011
Outside the frame: Postmodern art
Anne Roberts
June 2011
The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills
Paul Mills
March 2011

Volume 21

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Christianity - the true humanism
Jon Thompson
December 2012
Redefining Marriage: The case for caution
Julian Rivers
September 2012
The Bible and Politics - Christian sources of British political thought
Nick Spencer
June 2012
Life without certainty: Margaret Atwood's ambiguous worlds
Rachel Thorpe
March 2012

Volume 22

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Genes, Determinism and God
Denis Alexander
December 2013
Infinite Choice
David McIlroy
September 2013
T. S. Eliot and the crisis of meaning
John Valentine
June 2013

Volume 23

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The looming government debt crisis
Paul Mills
December 2014
The Bible and Biodiversity
David Bookless
September 2014
Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid
Jeremy Ive
June 2014
Biblical lament and political protest
Andrew Williams
March 2014

Volume 24

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Finding security in the 'risk society'
Amy Donovan
December 2015
Biblical reflections on marriage
JubileeCentre
September 2015
Conscience & the common good
Jon Thompson
June 2015
The exile of the mind
Julian Rivers
March 2015

Volume 25

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The medium is the message
Guy Brandon
September 2016
How free is our free-will?
Harvey McMahon
June 2016
The modern crisis of identity
Glynn Harrison
March 2016

Volume 26

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Reimagining social welfare
JubileeCentre
December 2017
Integration, assimilation and British values
Sean Oliver-Dee
September 2017
Brexit in a fractured Europe
JubileeCentre
March 2017

Volume 27

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Pitfalls in combatting persecution
Judd Birdsall
December 2018
Redeeming Sport?
Calum Samuelson
September 2018
Academic Freedom
Tom Simpson
June 2018
Integrity
Rodney Green
March 2018

Volume 28

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Artificial intelligence and simulated relationships
John Wyatt
March 21, 2019
Are Christianity and society in conflict?
Christopher Watkin
September 2019
Healing, enhancement and the human future
Denis Alexander
June 2019

Volume 29

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'Birds have nests': Biblical reflections on the housing crisis
David Corbett
March 2020

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Thoughtful perspectives on today's social, political and economic challenges

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?