Barton’s Bible Balancing Act

In A History of the Bible, John Barton seeks to demonstrate the diversity, greatness, and even incongruence of some of the Bible’s constituent parts with the faiths that appeal to them. Barton acknowledges this may be “an uncomfortable balancing act.”

Engaging Diversity in Theological Commentary

This commentary delivers what it promises: in both parts, for Judges and for Ruth, the authors carefully identify relevant theological themes arising from the text, and suggest ways of reading the texts that connect them with wider theological issues and debates.

Robust Conversation on Prayer Book Revision

The essays collectively provide a careful reflection on where we are as a church with the current 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The assumption is that if we are to talk about revision, we must first recognize the revolution of the liturgical movement, and second, ask if we as a church have actually lived into its vision.

Due Honor for John Jewel

Richard Hooker, whom Jewel had taught as a boy, wrote that his teacher was the “worthiest divine that Christendom hath bred for some hundreds of years.”

Bonaventure at 800

Douglas Dales shows how St. Bonaventure’s commentary is indebted to both the Franciscan tradition and patristic exegesis.

Called to Be More

Our strategies of institutional maintenance are failing, and only by regaining a missional bearing will we avoid dwindling away in irrelevance.