Articles
in the New Spring Issue

A Reconsideration of the Continued Practice of Confirmation in the Episcopal Church
Drew Nathaniel Keane

The Eucharist and the Church in the Thought of Henri De Lubac and Rowan Williams: Sacramental Ecclesiology and the Place of the Church in the World
Alexander J.D. Irving

De Utilitate Cantorum: Unitive Aspects of Singing in Early Christian Thought
Frazer MacDiarmid

As Much Light as It Will Take: On Poetic Language and Revelation
Neal McGowan
Remembering
Marilyn McCord Adams

Marilyn McCord Adams: How a Theologian Works
Christine Helmer

Wrestling with God:
The Lived Theodicy of Marilyn McCord Adams
Shannon Craigo-Snell
Practicing Theology

No Return to Eden: O’Donovan’s Ethical
Approach Applied to Writers Heather Walker Peterson

Purpose: God’s Love as Seen in the Refugee Resettlement Program in Rutland, Vermont
Gwendolyn Grace
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Roger Ferlo
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