Dreaming Spires?: Cathedrals in a New Age by Stephen Platten
This work offers reflections on the role of the Cathedral in contemporary society. On the one hand generally vast, hugely expensive to maintain, laden with traditional worship, on the other architectural treasures, loved by many, visited in droves by more tourists than pass through a parish church, what is their place in the unrolling future of the church? The contributions, from a wide variety of perspectives, include Grace Davie (leading analyst of trends in the Church), Jeremy Fletcher (key liturgist), Michael Sadgrove (Dean of Durham), and John Inge (Bishop of Huntingdon).