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James Alexander

is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Bilkent, Turkey, where he teaches political philosophy and theory. He has a special research interest in the Cambridge tradition of modern historiography, within which J. N. Figgis belongs.

Paul Avis

was Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, 2017–2021, and is currently Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter, UK. He was General Secretary of the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity (1998–2011), Chaplain to HM Queen Elizabeth II (2008–2017) and consecutively Prebendary, Sub-Dean and Canon Theologian of Exeter Cathedral. He was a member of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Ecclesiology and the editor of the series Anglican-Episcopal Theology and History (Brill) and of The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology (2018) and with Benjamin M. Guyer of The Lambeth Conference: Theology, History, Polity and Purpose (2017). Recent books include In Search of Authority: Anglican Theological Method from the Reformation to the Enlightenment (2014); Becoming a Bishop: A Theological Handbook of Episcopal Ministry (2015); The Vocation of Anglicanism (2016) and Jesus and the Church: The Foundation of the Church in the New Testament and Modern Theology (2020; all published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark) and Reconciling Theology (SCM Press).

William T. Cavanaugh

is Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the co-editor of the journal Modern Theology. He is the author of eight books, and editor of half a dozen more. His books include Torture and Eucharist (Blackwell, 1998), The Myth of Religious Violence (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Migrations of the Holy (Eerdmans, 2016). He has lectured on six continents, and his work has been published in fourteen languages.

Mark Chapman

is Vice-Principal and Dean of Studies of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Professor of the History of Modern Theology at the University of Oxford and Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral. He has written widely on modern theology, Anglicanism and church history. His recent books include Theology at War and Peace: English Theology and Germany in the First World War (Routledge, 2017); Theology and Society in Three Cities: Berlin, Oxford and Chicago, 1800–1914 (James Clarke, 2014); The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics and Ecumenism, 1833–1882 (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Elaine Graham

was Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester from 2009 to 2021. She is Honorary Canon Theologian at Chester Cathedral. She is the author of several major books, including Transforming Practice (1996), Representations of the Post-Human (2002) and Words Made Flesh (2009); with Heather Walton and Frances Ward, Theological Reflection: Methods (2005); with Zoe Bennett, Stephen Pattison and Heather Walton, Invitation to Practical Theology Research (Routledge, 2018). Her most recent work considers public theology as a form of Christian apologetics: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age (2013) and Apologetics without Apology: Speaking of God in a World Troubled by Religion (Cascade, 2017).

Andrew Grosso

currently serves as Canon to the Dean at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Columbia, SC). He has also been the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Nashotah, WI), Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church (Atchison, KS), Canon Residentiary at Grace Episcopal Cathedral (Topeka, KS), and Dean of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry (Topeka, KS). He is also the Vice President of the Polanyi Society and Associate Editor of the Society’s scholarly journal, Tradition & Discovery. He is the author of Personal Being: Polanyi, Ontology, and Christian Theology (Peter Lang: 2007), and has published articles and reviews in Tradition & Discovery, Syndicate Theology, and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), an MDiv from the School of Theology of the University of the South (Sewanee, TN), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL).

Robert Ingram

is Professor of History and Director of the Menard Family George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions, at the University of Ohio. His research concerns religion and society in post-revolutionary Britain and its empire. His most recent book is Reformation Without End: Religion, Politics and the Past in Post-Revolutionary England (2018). In addition to co-editing Freedom of Speech, 1500–1850 (forthcoming, 2020), God in the Enlightenment (2016) and Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era (2015), he has published Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England (2007). He is also co-editing Parliamentary Sovereignty and Populism with Chris Barker. His current book project is Hobbes’s Century: England, Ireland and Religious Establishment, 1689–1742, a study of the state’s sacralization in post-revolutionary Britain. With Stephen Taylor and Hannah Smith, he is also producing a scholarly edition of the memoirs and correspondence of John Lord Hervey (1696–1743).

Jeremy Morris

is Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK. He was previously Dean of Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. He is a specialist in modern religious history, including the Anglican tradition, the ecumenical movement, and arguments about secularization. His books have included F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority (2005), Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation (2005), The Church in the Modern Age (2007), The High Church Revival in the Church of England: Arguments and Identities (2016), and as editor and contributor, The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Vol. 4. Global Western Anglicanism c.1910–2000 (2017). He is Director of the Archbishop’s Examination in Theology, and was formerly Deputy Chair of the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England.

Ephraim Radner

is Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, where he has served since 2007. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD from Yale University. His many books include Church (2017), Church, Society, and the Christian Common Good: Essays in Conversation with Philip Turner (editor, 2017), A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life (2016), Time and the Word: The Figural Reading of Scripture (2016), A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church (2012), Hope among the Fragments: The Broken Church and its Engagement of Scripture (2004), The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West (1999).

Peter Sedgwick

taught theology at the Universities of Birmingham (1979–1982) and Hull (1988–1994), and was Theological Consultant to the North-East Churches (1979–1994), and the Church of England’s policy officer on criminal justice and mental affairs (1996–2004). He was Principal of St. Michael’s College, Llandaff, the theological college for the Church in Wales, 2004–2014. He has served on the Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) since 2011, as an Anglican ethicist. He has written widely on Anglicanism, political economy and theology. The first volume of his major study of Anglican moral theology, The Origins of Anglican Moral Theology, was published by Brill in 2018. In retirement, he runs a charity for destitute asylum seekers, Home4UCardiff. His wife is a parish priest on a large council estate in Cardiff.

Thomas Seville, CR

is a monk of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, UK. He has served on the General Synod of the Church of England and on its Faith and Order Commission.

Stephen Spencer

is Director for Theological Education at the Anglican Communion Office and was previously Vice-Principal of St Hild College, Mirfield. He has served in parishes in England and Zimbabwe and has worked in theological education. His doctoral studies were on the philosophical foundations of William Temple’s social thought and his publications include William Temple: A Calling to Prophecy (2001), SCM Studyguide: Anglicanism (2010, 2nd edition 2021) and Christ in All Things: William Temple and His Writings (2015).

Rowan Williams

(Baron Williams of Oystermouth) was formerly Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–2012) and then the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge (2012–2020). As bishop, theologian and poet he is the author of numerous works.

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