Editor of the Sewanee Theological Review
I want the Sewanee Theological Review to be a faithful heir to that exercise of mind and heart under God which, by reasoned reflection on scripture and tradition, produced the foundational theological achievements of the first Christian centuries: the dogma of the Holy Trinity, the crystallization of the Rule of Faith into the Creeds, and the canon of the New Testament. By “reasoned reflection” I mean (as did Anselm and Richard Hooker), not human reason trusted as if by its own power it could compass divinity, but reason in the service of faith, reason exercised by those who pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance, fides quaerens intellectum. The STR is, of course, an Anglican journal: but that does not mean that it is a journal written only by Anglicans. Anglicans have never claimed to be the whole church, and it is not Anglican to claim monopolies of faith or truth. Nor is it Anglican to look for certainty in every question that vexes us. For the present, we know in part. Only hereafter shall we know as we are known.