The Anglican Theological Review: Spring 2018
Jason A. Fout
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About the ATR
The Anglican Theological Review is a quarterly journal of theological reflection within the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada. 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.
Description of the Spring 2018 Issue
The Spring 2018 issue of the Anglican Theological Review marks the first edition under the co-editorship of Jason A. Fout and Scott MacDougall, who begin their tenure recognizing the work of Editor Emerita Ellen K. Wondra. Ellen served the ATR in numerous key capacities over the years as author, reviewer, editor, and more. She raised the scholarly and public profile of the journal, and is responsible for the Practicing Theology section, one of the distinctive features of the ATR.
This issue of the journal brings together a diverse group of articles that are nonetheless related in their ecclesiological and ecumenical interests. Drew Nathaniel Keene helps us to think anew about the practice of confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Alexander J. D. Irving brings Roman Catholic theologian Henri de Lubac and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams into conversation around the ideas of eucharist and church. Frazer MacDiarmid examines the contested but nonetheless illuminating practice of singing in early Christianity, and Neal McGowan (winner of the 2017 Charles Hefling Award for Master’s students) contributes an article on the “excessive” language of poetry and its relationship to revelation. Christine Helmer and Shannon Craigo-Snell offer two appreciations of the legacy of the late philosopher-theologian Marilyn McCord Adams. Finally, Practicing Theology meditations on teaching moral theology through writing (Heather Peterson) and a Vermont refugee resettlement program (Gwendolyn Grace) join a review article on Rowan William’s interpretation of tragedy by Joel C. Daniels to round out this issue of the ATR.
As always, the ATR includes poetry and 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.