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” (Rowan Greer, Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present, 2006). This series explores the breadth and latitude of biblical scholarship produced within Anglican institutions and by Anglican scholars and clergy, highlighting factors that shape that scholarship, including (a) the historical legacy of monarchy and establishment, British Empire, colonialism, decolonization, and disestablishment; (b) the liturgical and ecclesiastical context of scriptural interpretation; and (c) contemporary movements and issues, including race and reparations, gender and sexuality, ecological concern, liberation, just war and pacifism, etc.

Editor(s): Cynthia Briggs Kittredge ( and Hugh R. Page Jr. (
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