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Anglican Theological Review: Summer 2016

Anglican Theological Review: Summer 2016

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Essays by Jeania Ree V. Moore, Shawn Strout, Jason M. Smith, Sarah Miller, and Ellen K. Wondra

Poetry by David Bottoms, Peter Makuck, Jack Hernandez, Jesse Breite, Melaney Poli, C. B. Anderson, Benjamin Thomas, Mark Goad, Christine Havens, and Michael Kearns

The Anglican Theological Review is a quarterly journal of theological reflection within the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada. In the spirit of sound learning that has been a hallmark of Anglicanism worldwide, its aim is to foster scholarly excellence and thoughtful conversation in and for the church. The journal is committed to creative intellectual engagement with Christian tradition and interdisciplinary inquiry that includes literature and the arts, philosophy, and science.

The Summer 2016 issue features essays, poetry, and book reviews by a wide variety of authors focusing on diverse topics of concern in the church and world today. The Articles section opens with an essay by Jeania Ree V. Moore, who writes of African American quilting as a practice that "indicates the power of the margin," as artists tell their communal stories and their luminous experience of God through the work of the hands. Shawn Strout explores the practice of baptism and eucharist in the Gospel of Mark, and what we can discern there about the increasingly popular practice of the Open Table. Jason M. Smith then presents a clear-thinking and helpful study of the immanent Trinity in the work of Schleiermacher and Rowan Williams. Finally, in her winning Charles Hefling Student Essay, Sarah Miller discusses Austin Farrer's visionary theology in light of the revelatory aspects of poetry.

Ellen K. Wondra offers the Practicing Theology essay in the Summer 2016 issue, focusing on thorny questions of authority in light of the recent primates' resolution against members of the Episcopal Church participating in certain aspects of the life of the Anglican Communion. Wondra argues that moral authority is more important than formal authority, and is most powerful where it is incarnate, personal, and communal.

As is the ATR's practice, the Poetry section is expanded for the summer season, and the issue concludes with book reviews of the latest noteworthy books in the fields of theology and ethics, pastoral theology, historical theology, biblical studies, religion and culture, interreligious studies, poetry, and liturgics.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940156887682
Publisher: The Anglican Theological Review, Inc.
Publication date: 08/04/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB

About the Author


C. B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series The Victory Garden. His poems have appeared widely in print and e-journals out of North America, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, and India. Anderson’s book of poetry, Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder, was published in 2013 by White Violet Press.

Jesse Breite’s recent poetry has appeared in Tar River Poetry, Chiron Review, and Prairie Schooner. He has also been featured in Town Creek Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas Review Press, 2013). In November, 2013, FutureCycle Press published his first chapbook, The Knife Collector.

David Bottoms is the author of nine poetry collections, two novels, and a book of essays/interviews. His first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump (William Morrow, 1980), was chosen by Robert Penn Warren for the 1979 Walt Whitman Award. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and Poetry. He teaches at Georgia State University, where he holds the Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters.

Mark Goad was educated in English and German literature, theology, and philosophy. His poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Assisi, Decanto, Big River Poetry Review, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Christian Century, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Spiritus.

Christine Havens has a master’s degree in English, focusing on literature and medieval studies, from the University of Northern Iowa, as well as a master of arts in religion from the Seminary of the Southwest, with a theology concentration.

Jack Hernandez is the Director of the Norman Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California, and editor of the Levan Humanities Review. He has published prose and poetry in a number of publications, including the Anglican Theological Review.

Michael Kearns is a teacher and scholar of English, having taught in Ohio, Germany, Texas, and now Indiana. His many interests include cooking, writing, competing in the occasional triathlon, and pondering questions that have no clear answers. “The Psalter 9, Part One” is from a collection in progress titled “Prayer Book,” the outcome of one such exploration.

Peter Makuck has authored five volumes of poetry, most recently Long Lens: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, Ltd., 201

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