Boundless Grandeur: The Christian Vision of A.M. Donald Allchin

Boundless Grandeur: The Christian Vision of A.M. Donald Allchin

by David G.R. Keller (Editor)


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Boundless Grandeur: The Christian Vision of A.M. Donald Allchin by David G.R. Keller

Donald Allchin was an ordained priest in the Church of England, a historian, ecumenist, and contemplative theologian. The essays, poems, and memoires in this book represent what his Christian vision has brought forth in the lives of the contributors. You will meet poets, historians, bishops, archbishops, monks, priests, lay persons, and scholars. You will taste the rich ecumenical dialogue between Allchin’s Anglican heritage, Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Roman Catholic Church, and churches of the Reformed Traditions, including Allchin’s friendships and correspondence with Thomas Merton and the Romanian Orthodox theologian Dumitru Stăniloae. Readers will gain insights into Allchin’s interpretation of the Anglican Tradition and his emphasis on the value of monastic solitude and community for the lives of modern Christians. You will enter Allchin’s journey into the lives, poetry, saints, and holy places of the Welsh spiritual tradition. And this is only a taste of his legacy. In Allchin’s words, "the things which belong to the story of Jesus are not yet completed".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780227175811
Publisher: Clarke, James Company, Limited
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note xi

Foreword Rowan Williams xiii

Editor's Acknowledgements xvii

Permissions xix

List of Contributors xxi

Introduction Kaliistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia xxv

Give them some poetry: i.m. Donald Allchin David Scott xxxiii

Part 1 Donald Allchin's Life

Chapter 1 Arthur Macdonald Allchin (1930-2010): A Personal Tribute Barry A. Orford 3

Chapter 2 In His Face Was Prayer: Reflections on a Friendship with Donald Allchin: The Reverend Canon fames Coutts 12

Chapter 3 Homage & Gift: Intercession with Donald in the Communion of Saints: The Rev. Canon James Coutts and Dr. Esther de Waal 15

Part 2 Donald Allchin and the Orthodox Church

Chapter 4 Father Donald and the Orthodox Church Kallistos Ware 23

Chapter 5 An Icon of True Communion: The Dialogue and Friendship of Father Donald Allchin and Father Dumitru Staniloae Reverend Dr. Ciprian Burca 36

Part 3 Donald Allchin's Ecumenical Dialogue and Theology

Chapter 6 Enlarge My Heart: Donald Allchin and the Exploration of Christian Traditions Geoffrey-Rowell 51

Chapter 7 "Merton was and has been terribly, terribly important for me": The Relationship between Donald Allchin and Thomas Merton Fiona Gardner 66

Part 4 Donald Allchin as Interpreter of Anglican Tradition and Theology

Chapter 8 The Dialogue of the Spirit: Interpreting the Anglican Tradition: The Rev, Dr. Charles Miller 83

Chapter 9 Participation in God: Donald Allchin's Understanding of the Mystery of the Life of God in Humankind David G.R. Keller 97

Chapter 10 Solitude and Communion: Donald Allchin as Interpreter of the Monastic Vocation and the Mystery of Personhood Martin I. Smith 111

Part 5 Donald Allchin and the Welsh Spiritual Tradition

Chapter 11 A Poet's Perspective on Donald Allchin's Prayerful Approach Poetry Ruth Bidgood 125

Chapter 12 Donald Allchin and the Welsh tradition D. Densil Morgan 130

Chapter 13 Donald Allchin, Welsh Holy Places, and The Saint From Dolwar Fach The Rev. Dr. Patrick Thomas 143

All Things Shout "Glory"-An Interview with Donald Allchin: Part One of Three July 11,2007 159

All Things Shout "Glory"-An Interview with Donald Allchin: Part Two of Three July 12,2007 173

All Things Shout "Glory"-An interview with Donald Allchin: Part Three of Three, July 13, 2007 185

Bibliography 199

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