Essays & Reviews

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 6:24am

By Worth E. Norman, Jr.
Probably no one else in the history of the Diocese of Virginia served the church in as many critical positions as T. Grayson Dashiell did over his career.

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 5:30am

Charleston David Wilson writes: “Emersonian wisdom, writ large in society at the moment, says: ‘Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.’ This is hot air, plain and simple.”

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 5:26am

In Harvesting the Fruits, Walter Cardinal Kasper, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 1999 and its president from 2001 to 2010, reflects on the achievements and challenges of over 40 years of formal dialogue with Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and Reformed.

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 5:14am

By Nigel A. Renton
In June the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music’s weblog began listing names of folk to be considered for the latest iteration of the Episcopal Church’s Sanctoral Calendar (Holy Women, Holy Men, in trial use during this triennium). The list neglected a worthy nominee in Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in September 1961.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 4:47am

Mary Tanner writes: “The Roman Catholic Church must give a convincing form to the Petrine ministry to make it possible for others to share.”

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:29am

In The Accidental Anglican the Anglican Mission is the Sun and the Anglican Communion is somewhere out in deep space.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 12:00am

By Brian Crowe
At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:00am

By Ephraim Radner
The recently disclosed rupture in the relationship of the Rwandan House of Bishops and bishops of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, although hardly yet resolved or completely transparent, illumines at least a couple of key elements about ecclesial existence, especially among Anglicans.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:00am

When artist Jonathan Grant agreed to produce a series of 14 Stations of the Nativity, he invited participation from the whole congregation of St. Paul’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 12:00am

William James, like Isaiah, may rightly remind us that our lives are not the center of the universe, but James is unable to say as Isaiah says to the people of Judah “Here is your God!”

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