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[ENS] Newsmaker: Bonnie Anderson / Diocesan Digest / Catalyst: Rowan Williams

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:58:09 -0400

Daybook -- Today is Thursday, September 7, 2006.

* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: * Today in History: On this day in 1980, Presiding Bishop John M. Allin ordained and consecrated the Rev. William Louis Stevens as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac. er=80307

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Newsmaker: Bonnie Anderson to receive honorary degree from Episcopal Divinity School

[ENS] Bonnie Anderson, president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, will receive an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at its 2006 Matriculation Service, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 25 at the seminary's St. John's Memorial Chapel.

Anderson is being recognized for her contributions to the life of the Episcopal Church.

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Diocesan Digest

* BETHLEHEM: New elementary school to be dedicated * CHICAGO: Parish continues mission with New Orleans congregation * KANSAS: Bishop to lead arena protest * MISSISSIPPI: Pass Christian churches, town helped by California neighbors * SAN DIEGO: San Marcos priest leaves Episcopal Church * SOUTHEAST FLORIDA: Almost a year after Wilma, church celebrates reopening * SOUTH CAROLINA: Group urges reconciliation and unity on eve of electing convention * VIRGINIA: Conversation continues between bishop, Truro rector-bishop

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Catalyst: "Rowan Williams: An Introduction" from Morehouse Publishing, by Rupert Shortt, 133 pages, paperback, $12.95

[Source: Morehouse Publishing] The first occupant of Lambeth Palace in several generations with an international reputation as a theologian, he is nevertheless often considered a difficult writer, more admired than read and understood. Many people remain puzzled by how his social radicalism can coexist with a reputation for orthodoxy in doctrine.

Rowan Williams: An Introduction is the first thorough account of the Archbishop's career and evolution as a thinker. A long biographical chapter is followed by three further sections on key aspects of Williams's theology, spirituality and politics.

The result is a sympathetic but not uncritical profile of a leader with unmatched talents for enhancing dialogue between Christianity and secular culture.

Rupert Shortt, a former pupil of Rowan Williams, studied theology at the Universities of Oxford and London. He is now Religion Editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at or call 800.903.5544.

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