Marxist historians

[An old piece from a parish newsletter] Anyone who reads the phrase ‘moderate Nazi’ will immediately recognize it as grotesque.  It is a strange quirk of our age that the equally grotesque phrase, ‘moderate Marxist’, is not so immediately recognized.  As a description of historians the phrase usually refers to scholars of generally Leftist views…

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Marguerite Fuller

Edna Marguerite Jones Fuller Marguerite Fuller was an early member of the parish.  She was a widow, and an exceptionally well-read and theologically-engaged woman, familiar with most of the great post-World War II luminaries of Anglican poetry and literature and arts:  Rose Macaulay, T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Sayers, W.H. Auden, Ralph Vaughan Williams (in all his…

Just War Theory: a basic introduction

JUST WAR THEORY (Copyright retained by author) Some initial principles ‘War’ may most simply be defined as violent hostilities between nations. So defined war may be distinguished from: 1.  non-violent conflicts between nations; 2.  violent hostilities between private persons (which might be called fighting or crime); and, 3.  fighting between or among subordinate groups within…

‘Priests and Prelates’: from 2004

Archbishop John-Charles has sent me several clippings from the Australian newspapers about Church goings-on down there.  The Dean of Sydney, the Very Reverend Phillip Jensen, went to England for a visit and immediately rendered himself controversial by unbosoming himself of the opinions:  that the Archbishop of Canterbury is a theological prostitute, who is taking his…

The Hodgsons

Moselle Burke Hodgson was universally known as ‘Chick’ or ‘Chickie’.  She was a native of Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia.   Chick was married to Edward Reginald Hodgson, III, of an old and large Athens family.  They had a very long and happy marriage which issued in one child, a son named, naturally, Burke.  Both Chick…

Anglican Catholic Formularies

There is a problem with starting with the Articles or the Elizabethan Formularies in attempting to explicate Anglican Catholic faith.  In fact the authorities actually and explicitly advanced in the Constitution and Canons of the Anglican Catholic Church are not the Elizabethan Prayer Books, or the Tudor Homilies, or the Elizabethan Articles of Religion.  The…