Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Greeting on Behalf of the Episcopal Church Foundation

Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Greeting on Behalf of the Episcopal Church Foundation

Article excerpt

Several years ago, when the Fellows Forum was just an idea, those of us thinking about it would test ourselves by asking whether or not the Episcopal Church would acknowledge that it had an intellectual life. Part of the answer was a more practical question seeking to understand what kind of intellectual life is actually embraced by the Church.

What generated Foundation interest in developing the Forum was the realization that the 150 Fellows, whether teachers, writers, pastors or administrators, comprised an important intellectual cadre for the Church. The Fellows were interested in ways they might return something to the Church for the gift they received, which helped them to attain their advanced degrees. The Fellows' collective contribution is one that reflects the importance of religious scholarship and the life of the mind in an active faith life. More specifically, Forum leadership wishes to pose practical and challenging Church life issues for broad discourse.

One of the Fellows, the Rev. Dr. Leander Harding, put it well when he said that a principal Foundation function is its "ministry of encouragement. …

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