The Once and Future Scriptures: Exploring the Role of the Bible in the Contemporary Church.
Edited by Gregory C. Jenks | Foreword by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall
Polebridge Press/Mosaic Publications, February 2013 | ISBN 978-159815-120-6
Contributors: Peter Catt, Susan Crothers-Robertson, Marian Free, Gregory Jenks, Nigel Leaves, Steven Ogden, and Catherine Thomson.
This collection of essays by priests from the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane explores the role of the Bible in the contemporary church. Embracing critical scholarship and the cultural challenges of our present times, senior clergy of the Diocese bring their hearts and their minds together in the service of the Gospel.
Table of Contents
Archbishop Phillip Aspinall
Gregory C. Jenks
- The ‘problem’ of the Bible.
Gregory C. Jenks
- Scripture as normative source in theology.
- Wisdom as well as facts.
- Scripture, God-talk and Jesus.
- Scripture and formation for ministry.
- The Bible and liturgy.
- Scripture, Science and the big story.
Phillip Aspinall is Archbishop of Brisbane and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia.
Peter Catt is Dean of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane. Peter has degrees in Science and Theology. While Dean of Grafton Cathedral he established the International Festival of Philosophy, Science and Theology.
Susan Crothers-Robertson is Director of Formation at St Francis Theological College, Brisbane and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. Her doctoral research is investigating models of ministry formation within the Anglican Communion that are responsive to the realities of current and future church contexts.
Marian Free has a PhD in New Testament from the University of Queensland, and is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. She teaches classes in New Testament and Christian Worship at St Francis Theological College. Marian is a Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane and Rector of St Augustine’s Parish, Hamilton in Brisbane.
Gregory Jenks is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University and Academic Dean of St Francis Theological College, Brisbane; Co-Director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, Israel; and a Fellow of the Westar Institute, Willamette University. His publications include The Once and Future Bible: An Introduction to the Bible for Religious Progressives (2011) and The Origins and Early Development of the Antichrist Myth (1991).
Nigel Leaves is Canon of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate classes in Theology at St Francis Theological College. His publications include Religion Under Attack: Getting Theology Right! (2011), The God Problem: Alternatives to Fundamentalism (2006), Surfing on the Sea of Faith: The Religion and Ethics of Don Cupitt (2005), and Odyssey on the Sea of Faith: The Life and Writings of Don Cupitt (2004).
Steven Ogden is Principal of St Francis Theological College, Brisbane, and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University. He was formerly Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide. He is author of Love Upside Down: Life, Love and the Subversive Jesus (2011), I met God in Bermuda: Faith in the Twenty-First Century (2009), and The Presence of God in the World (2007).
Cathy Thomson has a PhD in Theology from Flinders University of South Australia, and is currently the Rector of Christ Church, St Lucia in Brisbane. A member of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, Cathy is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University and teaches Theology at St Francis Theological College. She is co-editor of Ordination of Women: Interdenominational Perspectives (2006, with Victor C. Pfitzner), a contributor to Faithfulness in Fellowship (2001), and co-editor of Faithfulness in Fellowship: A Study Guide (2003, with Muriel Porter).
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