The Anglican Imagination
Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians
The variety and depth of Anglican theology is best engaged through personal encounter with its many sources - the theologians and theological witnesses themselves. Anglican theology is often worked out in personal terms that provide a synthesis between reflection on the truths of faith and the particular contexts of culture and life. This book presents modern Anglican theology through a unique ’gallery’. This theological gallery includes a portrait or sketch of ten Anglican writers - DuBose, Farrer, Stringfellow, Brooks, Kemper, DeKoven, McCord Adams, Polkinghorne, Gore and Macquarrie. Theological description, interpretation and application are included for each, with the presentations differing as widely as the theologians and theological witnesses themselves. Drawing together understandings and experiences of faith, this will be an invaluable resource for students of Anglican theology and anyone who seeks to understand the distinctive perspectives and contributions of Anglicanism relative to living faith and daily life.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Martyn Percy; Preface: Anglicanism: A Practical and Balanced Faith; Chapter 1 William Porcher DuBose; Chapter 2 Austin Farrer; Chapter 3 William Stringfellow; Chapter 4 Phillips Brooks; Chapter 5 Jackson Kemper; Chapter 6 James DeKoven; Chapter 7 Marilyn McCord Adams; Chapter 8 John C. Polkinghorne; Chapter 9 Charles Gore; Chapter 10 John Macquarrie;
The Revd. Robert Boak Slocum, Ph.D., served as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and Professor at St. Catharine College in Kentucky, USA. He earned doctorates in law (Vanderbilt), ministry (The University of the South), and systematic theology (Marquette). He is the author, editor, or co-editor of 12 books on Anglican theology and its history, including two monographs, two reference works, seven edited collections, and one devotional journal. He has published articles in the Anglican Theological Review, the Sewanee Theological Review/St. Luke’s Journal of Theology, Anglican and Episcopal History, and the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He has served as the President of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians, Co-Convenor of the Society for the Study of Anglicanism, and as Review Articles Editor and a Guest Editor of the Anglican Theological Review. He is an Episcopal priest who has served parishes in three dioceses, and he served as Ecumenical Officer of the Diocese of Lexington. He has addressed the synthesis of theological reflection and the lived experience of faith through scholarly and devotional writings.
’Rob Slocum’s work is packed full of fascinating vignettes and characterful insights, that help us understand many aspects of the deep and abiding appeal of Anglican polity... Shaped by the past, the student of Anglican polity also seeks to shape the present and future life of the world. As these portraits show, embodying something of the spirit of Anglicanism is, arguably, a perpetual vocation for every Christian.’ The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, UK