Our research contributes towards progressive, practical changes in church and faith communities, public policy and academia. Following the visionary thinking and social concerns of Archbishop William Temple, our research promotes economic, social and political wellbeing.
The Foundation has long recognised the close relationship between urban change (brought about through globalisation and gentrification), acute environmental challenges and the new public resurgence of religion and interest in theology. We continue to research the challenges and opportunities for religion and belief to create just, flourishing and sustainable urban and ecological environments, in partnership with other actors and agencies.
Reader, J (2017) A Tour Around Latour (William Temple Foundation)
Baker C. (2007) The Hybrid Church in the City – Third Space Thinking (Ashgate).
The Hybrid Church in the City – Third Space Thinking 2nd edition (2009) (London: SCM/Canterbury Press.
Green, L. and C. Baker (eds) (2008) Building Utopia? – seeking the authentic church for the new communities (London: SPCK)
Beaumont, J and C. Baker (eds.) (2011), Postsecular Cities – space, theory and praxis, 290 pages, London and New York: Continuum.
Christopher Baker, Paul Cloke and Andrew Williams (2017) Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics. New York and London: Routledge Press.
Christopher Baker, Beth R. Crisp and Adam Dinham (eds.) (2018) Re-imagining Religion and Belief for 21st Century Policy and Practice Bristol: Policy Press.
Atherton, J., C. Baker., and E. Graham (2005) ‘A “Genius of Place”? Manchester as a Case Study in Public Theology’, eds. E.Graham and A.Rowlands, Pathways to the Public, Munster: Lit Verlag.
Baker, C. (2008) ‘Contemporary renewal in the centre of the city’, ed. P. Ballard, The Church at the Centre of the City, (Peterborough: Epworth).
Baker C. and Beaumont, J. (2011), ‘Postcolonialism and Religion: New Spaces of Belonging and Becoming in the Postsecular City’, eds. J.Beaumont and C.Baker, Postsecular Cities – space, theory and practice, (London and New York: Continuum).
Baker, C. and Beaumont, J. (2011) ‘Introduction’, eds. J.Beaumont and C.Baker, Postsecular Cities – space, theory and practice, (London and New York: Continuum).
Baker, C. and Beaumont, J (2011) ‘Afterword’, eds. J.Beaumont and C.Baker, Postsecular Cities – space, theory and practice (London and New York: Continuum).
Baker, C. (2013) ‘The contagion of the sacred and the right to the city: modalities of belonging, becoming and participation amongst diasporic religious communities, and the growth of the postsecular city’, eds. J.Garnett and A.Harris, Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis, (Farnham: Ashgate).
Baker, C. (2017) ‘Religion as ‘urban white noise’ – material practices of everyday religion at the ‘unquiet frontiers’ of the global hyper-diverse city’, in Religion and the Global City, eds David Garbin and Anna Strhan, London: Bloomsbury.
Baker, C. and Elaine Graham (2017) ‘Urban Ecology and Faith Communities’ in Brill Companion to Public Theology, Sebastian Kim and Katie Day (eds).
Baker, C (2017) ‘Responsible Citizenship after Rawls’ in Austerity, Community Action and the Future of Citizenship Policy Press, eds. Shana Cohen, Jan-Jonathan Bock and Christina Fuhr, Bristol: Policy Press.
Baker, C (2018) ‘Postsecularity and a New Urban Politics – Spaces, Places and Imaginaries’ in Religious Pluralism and the City Helmut Berking, Jochen Schwenk and Silke Steets, London, Bloomsbury.
Baker, C. (2005) ‘Religious faith in the ex-urban community – a case study of Christian faith-communities in Milton Keynes’, City 9, (1): 109-124.
Baker, C. (2016) ‘Sustainable governance in a postsecular public sphere: re-assessing the role of religion as a cosmopolitan policy actor in a diverse and globalised age’, Sustainable Development 24, 190-198.