My thanks go to The Revd Dr Jonathan Kimber and the Diocese of Worcester
for not only letting me have the time for this development of ministry
but also for adding some discipline and financial support.
And of course to the Wychebrook Benefice for letting me off for the summer!
Especial thanks to Dr David Allen,
Academic Dean and Tutor in New Testament Studies
at Queen's College, Birmingham, for his interest and guidance.
It is to him I owe the notion that in Ephesians
"what is true of Christ is true of the Christian".
I am also grateful to Queen's College for access to the library.
The Society of St Francis at Glasshampton Monastery
offered a wonderful space
and I am deeply grateful for the several days there
in which the quiet and the deep round of worship,
most especially the early Eucharist,
was refreshing and challenging, calm and demanding in turns.