Martin Thornton (1915–1986) was an Anglican priest with a writing career that spanned nearly forty years. With a sacramental and Catholic sensibility he reflected profoundly upon prayer life in the Anglican tradition. His books are written for laypersons, clergy and catechists. He focused on ascetical and pastoral theology, spiritual direction, Anglican identity and tradition, the Book of Common Prayer as system [Regula], and parochial theology, and he prophetically anticipated post-Christendom, seeing its challenges yet even more its opportunities. His theology can still teach us, and the community around his work is growing. Martin Thornton, pray for us.
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