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Faith Seeking Wisdom: Scott MacDougall on the Shape of Anglican Theology

Monday, May 8, 2023, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (UTC-4)

Online via Zoom

In The Shape of Anglican Theology, Scott MacDougall examines what it is that makes Anglican theology Anglican. Beginning with a treatment of the ways in which Anglican theology is and is not distinct from other types of Christian theology, he describes the theological features that mark the general boundaries of Anglican theologizing before turning to consider a set of eight interconnected characteristics that provide Anglican theology with its distinctive profile. MacDougall argues that, by setting its boundaries as widely as possible and requiring subscription to specific theological propositions as little as possible, Anglican theology is in essence a wisdom theology that seeks to build the capacity for faithful Christian discernment in belief and practice.

Join MacDougall, along with a panel of three distinguished colleagues from both within and beyond the Anglican Communion, for a conversation about The Shape of Anglican Theology and its contribution to urgent ecclesiological and ecumenical questions in our time.

The Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network seeks to promote studies, research, dialogue, and collaboration in ecclesiology across the broad spectrum of the Christian tradition. Therefore it exists to promote genuinely collaborative ecclesiology in national, international, intra-ecclesial, ecumenical, and inter-religious contexts.


Dr. Scott MacDougall (Church Divinity School of the Pacific)

Rev. Dr. Katherine Sondregger (Virginia Theological Seminary)

Rev. Dr. Mark David Chapman (University of Oxford)

Bishop Emilio Alvarez (Asbury Theological Seminary)

This event is co-sponsored by the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network and Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.