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Rt Rev Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Lord Harries of Pentregarth, formerly Bishop of Oxford and currently Gresham Professor of Divinity, talks to Joan Bakewell about his belief and his engagement with the arts.

In the first of a new series of Belief, Joan Bakewell talks to the former Bishop of Oxford. Richard - now Lord - Harries talks about his long career working on what he calls the borderlands between faith and society. A prolific author and broadcaster he has also made significant contributions to the fields of interfaith dialogue and medical ethics. Seen as a liberal figure in the Church, Lord Harries talks openly about his failed attempt to appoint the gay priest Canon Jeffrey John as Bishop of Reading. He also shares his passion for religious art and literature and explains how his moral and theological convictions have driven him in all that he's done.
Producer: Charlotte Simpson.

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Boxing Day 2011 21:30