Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

A Liturgical Evangelical

By Leonard Finn Charles Simeon essentially seeks an anti-dogmatic dogmatics, a mode of doing theology, which is “Scriptural, in contradistinction to the systematic.

Editorial: One Flesh

By Christopher Wells The leaders of the Episcopal Church now face a “Mauricean” moment, in which the nature and extent of our diversity will be decided.

Why the Papacy Matters

Review by John C. Bauerschmidt Eamon Duffy’s new book does a good job of distilling two millennia of history into a short and manageable span.

Practicing Nonviolence

By Leander S. Harding To what degree will the new teaching be made a status confessionis, that is, a teaching upon which the Church must unite or divide? This is unclear in light of its presentation as an act of the Holy Spirit, leaving the ominous implication that those who resist are quenching the Spirit.

Bowdlerized Catholicism

By Anthony F.M. Clavier If “No Covenant,” what? How do Anglicans express a sound doctrine of the Church without competent instruments of unity?