Editor's Notes

Article excerpt

The publication of papers from important conferences is central to the mission of the ATR. The past two journal issues, the Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows Forum (Fall 2000) and Epiphany West/ Healing Leaves: The Authority of the Bible for Anglicans Today (Winter 2001), are significant contributions to our intellectual community. Outside support for special issues is essential to these publications and we are grateful to the Episcopal Church Foundation for its support of the Fall issue and to Bishops Borsch, Ladehoff and Grein for their support of the Winter issue. Unfortunately Bishop Grein's donation was received after the Winter issue went to press and therefore his name does not appear in the acknowledgment of our supporters. In future issues we hope to begin a conversation among the seminaries as they introduce curriculum revisions. By presenting proposals and papers within the context of the journal, we hope to encourage the seminaries in their work and give the larger Church insight into their concerns.

It has always been our purpose to bring together papers and reflections on diverse topics. In the current issue we are pleased to include works by Douglas Burton-Christie and Tim Vivian, both of which are important to the development of spiritual reading of scripture and the study of the early theologians of the Church. We also welcome several new authors to the journal: Harriet Baber, a professor of philosophy who is concerned with developing a conversation around Christian faith and philosophy; Marie Anne Mayeski, whose article on women saints gives a new perspective on these church figures; and Caroline Stacey, whose article on the 1547 and 1571 Books of Homilies was written while she was on sabbatical at the College of Preachers. …