Bexley Seabury’s donation includes this book of oral history in Arabic, with interlinear explanations in Persian (ca. 1680). As part of the recent consolidation of Bexley Seabury in Chicago, the seminary has donated the Bexley Hall Rare Book Collection to the Newberry Library. “As one of Chicago’s richest centers for scholarship and culture, the Newberry is … [Read more...] about Bexley Seabury’s Gift
Archives for March 14, 2017
marco/Flickr By Marcia Pally “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” What is it that we’re forgiving? As our various English translations have it, do we mean sins, trespasses, or debts? Debt covers both financial and non-financial owing, as in “mortgage debt” and “debt of gratitude.” Trespass points to property violations. Sin … [Read more...] about Forgive Us Our Trespasses?
By John Martin With the partition of Sudan in 2011 following almost 50 years of continuous civil war between the mainly Muslim north and mainly Christian south, the Anglican church in Sudan will on July 30 become a province of the Anglican Communion in its own right. Sudan has been an internal province of the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan. The Archbishop of … [Read more...] about Sudan’s New Province