One God Alone
In 1772 the English poet William Cowper greeted the celebrated King’s Bench decision in the Somerset case with the verse: ‘Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free’. The anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp was part of Somerset’s legal team and held the bible to be ‘the urtext of all English law’, believing that ‘all English law sprang from this just and noble soil’ Eric Metaxes, Amazing Grace, p. 103. But surely the Ten Commandments, a key part of the Judeo-Christian tradition, are outdated and outmoded…Or are they?
Join us at City Legal as Dr Peter Jensen begins a three-week series on the Ten Commandments.
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Peter Jensen is a leader among Anglican thinkers. He is the author of The Revelation of God and numerous articles. He continues to serve as the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. Until his retirement on 11 July 2013, Dr Jensen was the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Sydney. Prior to his time as Archbishop, he was Principal of Moore Theological College (1985–2001).