John Webster Theology

Theology in the Order of Love (1)

In that same hour, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” Luke 10:21 John Webster (1955-2016) was a theologian’s theologian,[1] writing theology of the highest order, always in a desire to serve the communion of saints. Few if any contemporary…

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Prayer

Anselm’s Prayer to God

Anselm’s “Prayer to God” is a beautiful model prayer, which aims “to stir up the mind of the reader to love or fear of God, or to self-examination.” Although he is best known for his ontological argument for the existence of God in the Proslogion, and for his classic articulation of the satisfaction view of the atonement in Cur Deus Homo, Anselm also left a rich legacy of prayers, written to help “ordinary” Christians pray.

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Anglicanism

Anglican Evangelical Identity Today

What might it look like in coming years for Anglican evangelicals to remain committed to the biblical gospel, to all that is best in our Anglican heritage, and to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ? There will be times when our differing contexts will mean that we will make different judgments about precisely when and how to act for the sake of the gospel. There will be other occasions when differences of temperament,…

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Anglicanism Book Reviews

The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography

For those who enjoy biographies and love books, what could be better than a good biography…of a great book? Princeton’s Lives of Great Religious Books series promises many happy hours learning more about old friends and making new acquaintances, from Augustine’s Confessions to Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, from the book of Genesis, to the Tibetan Book of the Dead.  Alan Jacobs’s biography of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) certainly provides a stimulating…

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