About the ATR
The Anglican Theological Review is a quarterly journal of theological reflection within the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada. Its aim is to foster scholarly excellence and thoughtful conversation in and for the church. The journal is committed to creative intellectual engagement with Christian tradition and interdisciplinary inquiry that includes literature and the arts, philosophy, and science.
Description of the Fall 2018 Issue
This issue of the ATR brings together essays of theological fruitfulness that range over the environmental crisis, the power of “mammon,” the role of the deacon, and ministry in prisons and cathedrals. Peter Kline explores the thought of Søren Kierkegaard on the image of God as a nonmaterialistic joy in nothing beyond the gratuity of God. In a two-part theological engagement with ecology, conservation, and human-caused climate change, John L. Kater and Lillian C. Woo explore the call of Pope Francis in Laudato si’ for an “integral ecology”: Kater turns to Anglican luminaries and liturgical resources, and Woo sets out an ecomimesis perspective on human design and settlement, to provide a basis for the cultural change and integral ecology Francis commends. Kevin J. McGrane explores the deacon as “wise fool,” in the vein of Francis of Assisi, and John P. Downey reflects on the life of the smaller cathedral in America’s Rust Belt, as part of the ATR’s continuing Cathedral Series.