Anglican Readings of Scripture
Though neither the Episcopal Church nor the larger Anglican Communion has a specific formal teaching about how the Bible should be interpreted, and despite the astonishing diversity of Anglican readings, interpreters often speak of a shared sense that “the church knows how scripture is supposed to function.” This series explores the breadth and latitude of biblical scholarship produced within Episcopal institutions and by Episcopal scholars and clergy, highlighting factors that shape that scholarship including (a) the historical legacy of monarchy, British Empire, colonialism, and decolonization; (b) the liturgical context of scriptural interpretation; and (c) contemporary movements and issues including race and reparations, gender and sexuality, liberation, just war and pacifism, etc.

Editor(s): Cynthia Briggs Kittredge ( and Hugh R. Page Jr. (
Staff editorial contact: Gayla Freeman (