A personal reflection by the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, one of the first eleven women bishops present at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. "How we define our common identity while acknowledging inherent differences and dispositions is, I believe, the most significant challenge to our Communion as we enter the new millennium" (p. 276). Speaking specifically about the debate and vote on the homosexuality resolution Bishop Wolf states "I abstained from the vote, for it neglected one important ingredient which I feel is at the heart of all Christian decision making reflective conversation. Because we
The book is imperative reading for persons who are in a program of recovery from addiction of any kind. There are answers to the anguish-laden questions surrounding the confusion and pain of the recovery process.
"This article was originally delivered as an address to the 2nd North American Affirming Catholicism Conference in Mundelein, Illinois in May 1996. The topic of the conference was `Living into the Mystery of the Holy Trinity'. The paper was delivered just before Trinity Sunday; hence certain references to the following Sunday."
"Catholic wholeness takes place and is enacted whenever we refuse the choice between right doctrine, right liturgy, and right action. Catholic wholeness arises, rather, as we let our whole person be caught up in the dance of the holy Trinity, the dance of giving and yielding in the endless production of a series of personal missions that make us each distinct while uniting us."
"The author of this remarkable study seeks to sketch a non-individualistic Protestant ecclesiology based on a Trinitarian foundation. This happens in constructive dialogue with the ecclesiologies of the Roman Catholic head of the Congregation of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and the Orthodox theologian John D. Zizioulas" (p. 744).
A review of three volumes by English Anglican theologian Keith Ward. They are: Religion and Revelation (1994), Religion and Creation (1996) and Religion and Human Nature (1998). "The three volumes so far published are a remarkable achivement and seal Keith Ward's reputation as the most productive and constructive theologian writing in English today. I understand that there is one more volume to come (p. 189)".
"This short review will attempt to discuss some of the more important works and trends in African biblical scholarship in the last few decades. ... This review will restrict what is said about the continent of Africa to what is sometimes called sub-Saharan Africa (p. 243)". "It is no secret that at the moment Anglicanism is going through some turmoil that makes this ideal [of mutual responsibility and interdependence in the Body of Christ] appear to be a long way off. One of the most troubling aspects of this unrest has been the way in which Africans have sometimes been denigrated. It has been fairly common to read comments in the church press about Africans and African church leaders which have not been based on knowledge of what actually takes place in that wonderful and complicated place. Sadly, some of what has been written by Western Anglicans has been (to be blunt) imperialist and racist in its tone. Sometimes the Bible has come into the discussion with accusations being made that Africans simply do not know how to read Scripture properly, that they are ignorant of modern interpretive methods. One way to combat stereotypes is to get to know the `other' as a real person. It is my hope that this short review has given readers a glimpse into one little bit of the intersection between the Bible and Africa" (p. 254).
"This book is comprised on a series of essays by Colin Buchanan written during the years 1966-2006, representing a combination of historical tracings, personal observations, and opinions. The essays vary in terms of accessibility. This is sometimes due to the subject matter, where in some cases the rather minute discourse tends to lose an uninitiated reader, and partly due to the writer's rather sarcastic style in upending his theological opponents. Colin Buchanan served on the Church of England Liturgical Commission (1964-1986), was a teacher of liturgy at St. John's College, Nottingham, was made bishop of Aston in 1985, and bishop of Woolwich in 1996. He is founder of Grove Books and is well known in the Anglican Communion. And he presents himself as an evangelical Anglican. The book is comprised of three main sections: (1) 'Revising Liturgy'; (2) 'Initiation'; and (3) 'Eucharist'." "When all is said and done, the book will probably make its best appeal to Anglican readers, especially those interested in liturgical history, adn to people who like detailed investigation and argumentation. It is not 'once over lightly' by any means, nor was it meant to be. Read it for historical information and for ecclesiastical stimulation".
Responses to the papers from "Same-sex relationships and the nature of marriage : a theological colloquy". Each response is separate and the author and their denomination/provincial affiliation identified.
The papers of the conference on Apostolicae curae held at the General Theological Seminary in New York City in the spring of 1995. Contents include: Foreword by Bishop Hugh Montefiore, Introduction by the editor, 10 addresses by various authors as well as the English text of Apostolicae curae and excerpts of the English Anglican Archbishops' reply entitled Saepius Officio.
Individual essays are separately indexed.
Separately published as: Anglican Orders : Essays on the Centenary of Apostolicae Curae 1896-1996. Harrisburg PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1996. OTCH has copy, Call No. BX 5178 A57F7 1996