The Explorer’s Guide To Christianity
by Marcus Braybrooke


Every effort has been made to obtain permission to use copyright material in this book. Apologies are offered for any oversight in this matter and full acknowledgement will gladly be made in future editions.

Gratitude is expressed for permission to quote the following:

George Appleton’s prayer ‘O Lord, let the Church...’ to his daughter Rachel Bennett

From Saint Augustine’s Confessions, translated by Henry Chadwick (Oxford University Press, 1991)

From John Betjeman’s ‘Christmas’, taken from his Collected Poems (© John Murray Publishers Ltd.)

From Marcus Braybrooke’s Dialogue with a Difference (SCM Press Ltd., 1992); The Global Ethic (SCM Press Ltd. 1993) and Yes to the Global Ethic (SCM Press Ltd. 1996)

Sydney Carter’s Catch the Bird of Heaven (© Stainer and Bell Ltd. 1969) and Said to Judas to Mary (© Stainer and Bell Ltd. 1964)

Chandra Devanesen’s prayer ‘O Thou, who hast given me eyes’, taken from John Carden’s Morning, Noon and Night (The Church Missionary Society)

From The Fourth R: Durham Report on Religious Education (National Society and SPCK, 1990; © Ian T. Ramsey, Bishop of Durham, 1970). Reproduced with permission of the publishers.

From Bob Gillman’s song ‘Bind Us Together’ (© 1977 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music, PO Box 75, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6NW, UK). Used by kind permission of Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

From Charlene Spretnak’s States of Grace (HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York)

The Third Eucharistic Prayer from ‘The Order for Holy

Communion, Rite A’, taken from The Alternative Service Book 1980 (© The Central Board of Finance of the Church of England, 1980). Reproduced by permission

Timothy Rees’ hymn ‘O Crucified Redeemer’ (© The Community of the Resurrection)

William Vanstone’s Love’s Endeavor, Love’s Expense (© Darton, Longman and Todd)

From Keith Ward’s God, Chance and Necessity (Oneworld Publications)

Elie Wiesel’s Night (Hill and Wang, New York, 1958; © 1958 by Editions de Minuit). Reprinted by permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc.