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New Editor

posted Mar 18, 2016, 12:52 PM by Robert Solon Jr.

The Rev. Robert Solon, Jr. resigned as editor and has been replaced by The Rev. William D. Loring.  The email address remains the same:  [email protected]
Eventually, we hope to persuade Google to make this change uniformly!

The Michaelmas edition of The Anglican

posted Mar 18, 2016, 12:46 PM by Robert Solon Jr.

The Michaelmas edition of The Anglican has ben emailed to the member list.  We recognize that it is much delayed, largely due to an unexpectedly steep learning curve for the new editor, but hope that it will prove interesting and useful.

The Pentecost 2014 Issue of The Anglican

posted Jul 8, 2014, 1:07 PM by Robert Solon Jr.

Dear Friends,

The Pentecost 2014 issue of The Anglican has just been sent.  This issue is all about membership in the Body of Christ and what it means to be do identified and identifiable. As is our practice the current issue is sent to our financial supporters, and the prior issues are made available on our website for free. So if you'd rather not wait, do click over to Memberships and Donations and we'll be happy to set you up!

Summer blessings - 


The Pentecost edition of The Anglican is On Its Way...

posted Jul 5, 2013, 6:40 PM by Robert Solon Jr.

....and is being emailed out to all subscribers shortly.

This issue of The Anglican explores various issues and topics concerned directly with relationality and relationships, and getting them right:

• Dr. Nicholas Birns explores corporate relationships between The United Methodist Church and The Episcopal Church in “Expand Thy Wings, Celestial Dove: The Methodist Renaissance and Its Anglican Associations” and shows how it was the Methodists who really carried on the tradition of excellence in writing and poetry between the time of the Anglican Divines and the Oxford Movement.

• The Rev. Dr. C. Don Keyes completes his series of contributions to us with some ideas on the Blessed Virgin and her relationship to her Son, and to us as well, in “The Immaculate Conception and Time: A Critical Epistemology of Faith.”

• We also welcome Mr. Troy Elder, Esq., who in a timely analysis of natural-law ideas, both ancient and modern, explores the intersection of ethics, law, and theology in the context of marriage equality, in “Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Marriage Equality.”

• And Professor David Middleton offers a personal reflection about relationships that arise between good friends and colleagues in “John: An Anglican Meditation on Literary Gifts and Giving.”

And of course, our president’s message from the Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright and some poetry, both ancient and modern!

To become a subscriber and receive always receive the current issue first, click here, with our thanks.

The Lent 2013 Issue of The Anglican...

posted Mar 25, 2013, 5:04 PM by Robert Solon Jr.

...has just a few minutes ago been emailed to all subscribers of record.  If you'd like to receive The Anglican in a timely way, and support our continued work of scholarship, please do consider a subscription.  It's easy to do, just click here, and then we'll end you the most recent issue right away, just as soon as we receive your subscription and email address.

Blessings for a sacred Holy Week and a joyful Eastertide - 


Invitation for Submissions

posted Jan 9, 2013, 12:33 PM by Robert Solon Jr.   [ updated Jan 9, 2013, 12:34 PM ]

All interested individuals are invited to consider submitting original unpublished work to The Anglican, for the Lent or later issues.   We're particularly interested in scholarly work in any areas of Anglican identity, especially history, worship, ecclesiology, current events, and spirituality.  In addition, original fiction, poetry, music, and artwork are welcome as well.

This is a peer-reviewed journal, and we are working to get the recent issues cataloged on ATLA.  We normally have at least two outside reviewers for each scholarly submission, but will accept a recommendation from a faculty member of an Episcopal seminary for one of them, for work submitted by an Episcopal seminarian.  Please consider what recent papers and other work you might have done, and feel free to run ideas by me directly if you'd like.  Submissions can be sent directly to [email protected].  Deadline for the Lent issue is January 30 for initial submissions.

Please let me know what questions you might have, and feel free to distribute this announcement widely.  I look forward to hearing from you!

(The Rev.) Bob Solon, Jr.

The Advent 2012 Anglican is Now Available

posted Dec 10, 2012, 11:42 AM by Robert Solon Jr.   [ updated Dec 10, 2012, 11:43 AM ]

We invite you to peruse this free issue of The Anglican for Advent 2012.  Titled "Councils Past, Present, and Future," and in response to the 2012 General Convention, it's a look back, a present look, and a look forward at the governance of The Episcopal Church and what works and what hasn't.  Do take a look and let use know what you think!

Advent blessings continue,


Re-Introducing the Anglican: A Preview of Our Next Issue

posted Oct 20, 2012, 11:07 AM by Robert Solon Jr.   [ updated Oct 20, 2012, 12:34 PM ]

Welcome back to The Anglican!  

I’m Fr. Robert F. Solon Jr., SCP, and I have been appointed as editor after the still-shocking and untimely death of Fr. Cody Unterseher, who died suddenly on St. Mark’s Day this year after a sudden illness.  In honor of Fr. Cody’s service to The Anglican and to the wider Church, we offer his full obituary as well as the sermon given at his Mass of the Resurrection.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

You will have noticed that this issue is the first to be entirely electronic, as well as having a new look and feel.  The Board of the Society has recognized that paper publications are becoming more expensive and do not show the best ecological stewardship, and that just as important, in this age of electronic publications we can extend our  reach far beyond current subscribers to new ones as well.  

This issue, titled “Councils Past, Present, and Future,” takes advantage of the recent General Convention of The Episcopal Church to offer some thoughts and reflections on how the Church has regulated - and should regulate - its affairs.  In Councils Past, the President of the Society, The Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright, reviews the history of the Conciliar movement within the Western Church.  Four members of the recent Convention, including The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio, and three members of the House of Deputies then take up Councils Present.  Finally, Dr. Paul Valliere, longtime friend of the Society, gives some thoughts on Councils Future within The Episcopal Church as well as the Anglican Communion.  Mr. Scott MacDougall also reviews Dr. Valliere’s new book Conciliarism: A History of Decision-Making in the Church.  Given the task of Resolution B005 to perform a  complete re-examination of the structures of The Episcopal Church,  perhaps these ideas both old and new may be of value as we as a Church consider not only the decisions we have made, but how we ought to make them in the future.

We welcome your comments and feedback.  It’s our plan that existing subscribers who have given us an email address will receive the complete issue via email.  About thirty days afterward, each article will be posted individually to our website, and comments will be enabled so that all readers can continue the conversation.  We hope you will make The Anglican’s discussion boards a lively and robust location for engaging the topics of the day.   

And of course, we welcome your original submissions as well.   All scholarly submissions to our now fully-refereed journal will be reviewed by our outside editorial board, chaired by Dr. Nicholas Birns of The New School in New York City.  As we more fully assemble the members of the editorial board, we’ll publish their names in the website and here as well. Articles, poetry, fiction, book reviews, and artwork are all welcome from students, laypersons, and clergy.  Feel free to send all submissions to me at any time.

Our mission is “to promote and maintain the Catholic doctrine, discipline, and worship of the Episcopal Church in accordance with the principles and contents of the Book of Common Prayer and in the context of an on-going exploration and affirmation of Anglican identity and self-understanding.”  We hope you will share that goal, and will consider a financial contribution to The Anglican so we may continue to conduct that exploration and affirmation of our identity.  

Autumn blessings continue!


(The Rev.) Robert F. Solon, Jr., SCP
[email protected]

A Book by J. Robert Wright Translated into Russian

posted Sep 19, 2012, 1:41 PM by Robert Solon Jr.   [ updated Sep 24, 2012, 6:32 AM ]

The contribution of the Rev. Prof. J. Robert Wright, to the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, a volume on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs, has now been translated into Russian.

According to the publisher InterVarsity Press, the series is a postcritical revival of the early biblical commentary tradition among the early Church Fathers and Mothers known as the glossa ordinaria, in which commentators on Scripture would interpret the meaning of a word or text in such a way as to encourage theological reflection and spiritual reading. “It is increasingly seen as insufficient merely to learn the original settings of the books of the Bible,” notes Fr. Wright, “without also studying their meanings, often their diverse meanings, attached to them by the patristic writers, especially in the formative period of the early church.” 

Read more at the GTS News site here:  Congratulations, Fr. Wright!

Prof. Bruce Mullin Elected as Episcopal Church’s Historiographer

posted Aug 20, 2012, 5:25 PM by Robert Solon Jr.   [ updated Aug 20, 2012, 5:41 PM ]

Robert Bruce Mullin, a member of the Board of the Society and General Theological Seminary’s Society for the P
romotion of Religion and Learning Professor of History and World Mission, and Professor of Modern Anglican Studies, has received the honor of being elected by the bishops of The Episcopal Church as the church’s official historiographer. He was nominated to the position by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and elected by the House of Bishops during the triennial General Convention held in Indianapolis this summer.

Read the entire announcement here.  Congratulations, Professor Mullin!

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