Date: April 6, 2022
The February 2022 issue of the Anglican Theological Review arrived in my office on Tuesday. I browsed the contents. This is a fascinating collection of essays brought together by our own Rev. Dr. James Farwell on the theme of “sacramental theology in the wake of the pandemic.” Contributors include Jim Turrell, Juan Oliver, Lizette Larson-Miller, Matthew Olver, Ruth Meyers, and Samuel Torvend. Shauna J. Kubossek has her prize-winning essay on “kenotic hospitality” also included in the issue. It is a rich and compelling set of essays that stresses the importance of eating in the gathered assembly.
Going further into the issue, one finds James Farwell also has written a book review of Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary, and the Body in Trauma Theology by Karen O’Donnell. Francis Wade wrote a book review on Soulful Nature: A Spiritual Guide. And the volume edited by Martyn Percy and myself called The Study of Ministry is reviewed, with the reviewer making special mention of chapters by Lisa Kimball and Kyle Oliver.
We celebrate on this day all those on the Faculty who are progressing the conversation. In particular, I am grateful to James Farwell. Putting this issue together takes significant work; I am grateful that he made this a priority. It is a fabulous issue.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President