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Issue 23.5: Tradition and Traditions

Monday, May 5, 2014

At the beginning of his essay “Contract and Birthright,” the political philosopher Sheldon Wolin revisits the story in Genesis where Esau sells his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of stew. As Wolin sees it, Esau “bartered what was unique and irreplaceable for a material good for which there was a number of […]

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Scandalizing John Howard Yoder

Monday, July 7, 2014

This essay reevaluates John Howard Yoder’s theological legacy in light of his sexual violations.

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Three Construals of Scripture and Tradition, Canon and Church: George Lindbeck, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Robert Jenson

Monday, July 7, 2014

While George Lindbeck and Kevin Vanhoozer provide helpful insights toward the recovery of what Lindbeck calls the “classic pattern of biblical interpretation” for the church, Robert Jenson’s proposal for joining together the biblical canon with the apostolic creed is the most fruitful way out of today’s methodological chaos.

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The Spirit Helps Us in Our Weakness: A Review of God, Sexuality, and the Self

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sarah Coakley’s important book recommends prayer as a way to an incorporative model of the Trinity.

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A New Creation: Performing the Book of Common Prayer

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Book of Common Prayer formed the Church of England anew every day, but in a way that virtue theory (our dominant way of understanding Christian formation) is poorly equipped to understand.

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Theological Ethnography: Embodied

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Over the past several decades, theologians have turned to new methodologies to better understand how cultural situations shape lived faith and, in particular, the church. While these new methodologies have their origins in the social sciences, their adoption by theologians has both complicated and constructed new theological thinking for contemporary ecclesiology. This essay traces the […]

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