Anglican Theological Review: Creating Common Good


The Anglican Theological Review announces the publication of its Winter 2016 issue, “Creating Common Good: Theological Perspectives on Economic Inequality and Human Flourishing.”

In today’s increasingly polarized economic and political climate, the effects of inequality on the fabric of society and the lives of individuals are the topic of lively national and international debate. How can we all rediscover the value of working for the common good? What role might the church play in bringing theological wisdom to bear on the pressing economic and social questions of our time?

This special issue, guest edited by Sathianathan Clarke, Ian T. Douglas, and Kathryn Tanner, includes addresses from the 2016 Trinity Institute “Creating Common Good” by Archbishop Justin Welby, Barbara Ehrenreich, Juliet B. Schor, and Bishop Julio E. Murray. It also features articles on questions of economic injustice, debt, race, human dignity, and collaborative mission by Willis Jenkins, Amaryah Jones-Armstrong, Scott Bader-Saye, Luke Bretherton, Beverly Eileen Mitchell, and Bishop Ian T. Douglas. Guest editor Kathryn Tanner provides the review article for this issue, surveying a number of recent publications dealing with the causes and effects of economic inequality and recommending books for further reading.

This timely issue is perfect for Lenten forums and small groups. A discussion guide for parishes and study groups has been developed by Bishop Eugene Sutton and Professor Scott MacDougall, and is available for free download at the ATR website, Both ebook and print editions of the Winter 2016 issue are now available, and group leaders may contact Jackie Winter for information on bulk rates.