Lectures on Catechism and Anglican Communion


Lectures on Catechism and Anglican Communion

    The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner gave two lectures recently as a guest of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. The first lecture centered on catechism and the history of Anglicanism, and the second lecture focused on the role and structure of the Anglican Communion. View the videos below or read about the Catechesis here.

    Catechism Part 1 
    Catechism Part 2
    Anguish and Amnesia: The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion 
    Anguish and Amnesia: Q&A

    Radner is a priest in the Episcopal Church and Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an Anglican seminary affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has a doctorate from Yale Divinity School in systematic theology.

    He grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied music and art history before going to seminary. Following ordination and work in Burundi (East Africa), he served congregations in Brooklyn, Cleveland, New Haven, Stamford, and Pueblo. Radner has  taught at Yale University and Iliff Seminary, as well as at the Episcopal seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    Radner has also written and edited several books, including The End of the Church (about how the Holy Spirit works in Church division), Spirit and Nature (about how the Holy Spirit is an intrinsically disputed actor), Hope Among the Fragments (how we live in a divided Church), and a theological commentary on Leviticus. His involvement in the life of the Anglican Communion, as well as in broader ecumenical affairs, has informed his most recent book, A Brutal Unity: How Can We Be “One” If We Disagree So Fundamentally About Things? He lives in Toronto with his wife, the Rev. Annette Brownlee, and their two children.