Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Postcolonial Practice of Ministry, Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Postcolonial Practice of Ministry, Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement

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Postcolonial Practice of Ministry, Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement, Edited by Kwok Pui-lan and Stephen Burns (Lanhan, Maryland: Lexington 2016, Pp. vii, 232. $90.00.)

The papers published in this book were presented at a Lilly Foundation supported conference on "Challenging the Church: Postcolonial Practices of Ministry" at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15 November 2014, directed by Kwok Pui-lan, past president of the American Academy of Religion (2011) and Stephen Burns, a British-Australian cleric who has written extensively on liturgical and practical theology. The book's thirteen sections subdivide into units on "Pastoral Leadership," "Liturgical Celebration," and "Interfaith Collaboration," eight of them by women teachers and pastors. Kwok and Bums have selected a lively group of global scholars representing most major tendencies in modern theology of the postcolonial world.

Kwok writes of a "postcolonial world in which cultures collide and peoples comingle (where) the Eucharist should not be a ritual to safeguard doctrinal and cultural purity, but a symbolic act that welcomes hybridity, difference, and liminality" (219). …

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