Death of Professor John Atherton

Professor John Atherton has died after a recent illness. John worked for many years of his life on the engagement between Christian faith and the Economy and wrote a number of useful theological texts.  He was an Industrial Workplace Chaplain while being Rector of St Georges in Manchester and then went to work with the William Temple Foundation.  He first worked there  alongside David Jenkins, latterly became its Director, and remained closely involved there for the rest of his life. From the 1980s to retirement he was Canon Theologian at Manchester Cathedral. His books include ‘Christianity and the Market’, ‘Transfiguring Capitalism’ and ‘Challenging Religious Studies: The Wealth, Wellbeing and Inequalities of Nations’. He was editor of the social ethics journal ‘Crucible’.