Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

Spiritual Geographic

By Michael B. Cover We need to ask whether smaller dioceses present us with a problem to be solved or a parabolic challenge to be answered.

A Pioneer for Anglican Unity

By Peter M. Doll If the ardent spirits of youth brought Henry Caswall to America, a more mature Romanticism later channeled them into a hopeful vision of a worldwide communion of Anglican churches.

Eastwood and Moral Theology

Review by Ken Ross If the flinty gaze and violent oeuvre of Clint Eastwood have long been your guilty pleasure, rejoice. Sara Anson Vaux has redeemed your little secret.

One Use

The Book of Common Prayer as Constitutional Document By John C. Bauerschmidt

A Measuring Rod

By Benjamin M. Guyer The canon of Scripture contains “all things necessary for salvation,” but it does not contain all things necessary for running the Church. This latter task is fulfilled by canon law.

Saint of the Sierra

By Anne Rowthorn No single American has done more to preserve our wilderness than John Muir — naturalist, Christian, and founder of the Sierra Club.

Punched Back

Review by Tony Hunt The first half of For the Parish is a sustained polemic against Fresh Expressions, a popularizing church movement in the U.K.

Our Political Captivity

By Victoria Heard and Jordan Hylden General Convention’s structure has slavishly copied in ecclesial ink the politics and legislative processes of American culture.