Live Your Life Forwards, Understand it Backwards
“All institutions like their functionaries to put institutional loyalty as their highest value”. So says our special guest this week, the guest director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Richard Holloway. Originally a working class boy from the West of Scotland, Richard rose to occupy many distinguished positions. He has been Professor of Divinity at Gresham College in the City of London, a member of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission and he’s currently chair of the Scottish Arts Council. But it was as Bishop of Edinburgh and then Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church that attracted most controversy. “I resigned on Halloween”, says Richard. “I’ve never found it very easy not saying what I think…. the problem with being a bishop is that you’re not suppose to speak your mind.”
Richard certainly speaks his mind in his latest book, “Between The Monster and the Saint”, and he’s our guest here all week!
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Links: Gresham College lectures
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