A Point of Balance

The Weight and Measure of Anglicanism

Edited by Martyn Percy AND Robert Boak Slocum

Jan/2013, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819228444



• Important essays by leading scholars on Anglican identity
• Originates with The Society for the Study of Anglicanism
• Key title in the expanding Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism series

This new volume offers some of the most recent, richest and cutting edge reflection on the nature of Anglican identity at the beginning of the 21st century. Originating from The Society for the Study of Anglicanism, it includes contributions from leading international scholars, including:
Katherine Grieb (Virginia Theological Seminary), Robert Hughes (School of Theology, Sewanee), Thomas Hughson (retired, Marquette University), Gerard Mannion (University of San Diego), Mark Chapman (Rippon College, Oxford), Paula Nesbitt (Graduat  Theological Union), Martyn Percy (Rippon College), Philip Sheldrake (Cambridge Theological Federation and University of Wales), Robert Slocum (St. Catharine College, KY) and Simon Taylor (St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol).

Robert Boak Slocum is distinguished lecturer in the department of philosophy and religious studies at St. Catharine College in Kentucky. He has served as president of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians and is on the editorial board of the Anglican Theological Review. He also co-wrote An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church with Donald S. Armentrout for Morehouse Publishing.

Martyn Percy is Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course. He is also Professor of Theological Education at King's College London, and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College London. He is also an Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Martyn has served as a Director and Council member of the Advertising Standards Authority, as a Commissioner of the Direct Marketing Authority, and as an Adjudicator for the Portman Group (the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry). He is a member of the BBC Standing Committee on Religion and Beliefs, as well as an advisor to the British Board of Film Classification. Since 2003 he has co-ordinated the Society for the Study of Anglicanism at the American Academy of Religion. He writes on Christianity and contemporary culture, modern ecclesiology and practical theology. His recent books include Clergy: The Origin of Species (2006), Engaging Contemporary Culture: Christianity and the Concrete Church (2005) and Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology (2010).

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