African Ecological Ethics and Spirituality for Cosmic Flourishing An African Commentary on Laudato Si’ Edited by Stan Chu Ilo Cascade Books. pp. 190, $24 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. By Lucas Briola As Western Christianity stands mired in ecclesiastical gridlock, hope comes from Africa. This collection of essays, gathered from … [Read more...] about Hearing the Cries of the Earth and the Poor
Essays & Reviews
Scripture and the Poetic Imagination By David Lyle Jeffrey Baker Academic, pp. 223, $26.99 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by David K. Anderson What really happens when a poet quotes from or alludes to the Bible? In Scripture and the English Poetic Imagination, David Lyle Jeffrey argues that something much richer than a mere … [Read more...] about English Poetry’s Biblical Heart
Black and Episcopalian: The Struggle for Inclusion By Gayle Fisher-Stewart Church Publishing, pp. 176, $19.95 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by Brandt L. Montgomery The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart’s Black and Episcopalian offers a survey of the Black diaspora’s presence within the Episcopal Church, insights from Black … [Read more...] about Living the Inclusion We Profess
Ecclesiology for a Digital Church: Theological Reflections for a New Normal By Heidi Campbell and John DyerSCM Press, pp. 224, $64 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Reviewed by John Mason Lock The opening weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic were for many clergy and laity the first experience of online worship. Churches have been using … [Read more...] about Is Digital Church Really Pentecost 4.0?
Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater and Other WorksLe Caravansérail, Harmonia Mundi, $14.99 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by Christopher Hoh French ensemble Le Caravansérail has recorded assorted works of Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). His High Baroque “Stabat Mater in C Minor” constitutes the album’s main course. Elaborately … [Read more...] about Music Review: High Baroque Passion
Making Italy Anglican: Why the Book of Common Prayer Was Translated into Italian By Stefano Villani Oxford, pp. 322, $99 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by Shaun Blanchard Stefano Villani’s Making Italy Anglican is much more than an account of the textual history of Italian translations and editions of the Book of Common … [Read more...] about A Spectacular Failure: Translating the BCP into Italian
By Weston Curnow Though now the iconic image of British pilgrimage, The Canterbury Tales is just one part of an ancient spiritual practice, now thriving anew in the United Kingdom, with help from tourism. Bishops traveling to this year’s Lambeth Conference, which meets in the southeastern English see city, follow thousands of seekers from past generations. Many historic … [Read more...] about On Foot to Canterbury!
The Global Politics of Jesus: A Christian Case for Church-State Separation By Nilay Saiya Oxford, pp. 356, $34.95 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by Andrew S. Gilmour Scholarship on the intersection of religion and international affairs has seen impressive growth since the end of the Cold War and particularly within the last … [Read more...] about The Kingdoms of the Cross and the World