This Anglican Studies/Theology course will be taught by Nathaniel Keane, and will run from April 8th through June 15th. The syllabus will be posted when available.
Anglican polity is unusual among Protestant churches, in particular for its emphasis on episcopacy. This course explores the polity that emerged in the Church of England during the long reformation and modifications of that polity in other Anglican churches through examination of the 1552 and 1662 Ordinal, the 1604 Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, and the 1571 Articles of Religion, and The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion (2008).
Drew Nathaniel Keane (Ph.D. University of St. Andrews) teaches English at Georgia Southern University and is currently writing a commentary on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer tentative titled Lighten our Darkness (IVP Academic) with Dr Samuel Fornecker. Dr Keane authored How to Use the Book of Common Prayer (IVP 2024) with Samuel L. Bray, with whom he also edited the 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition (IVP Academic 2021). He is a contributor to the St Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology, The International John Bunyan Society research blog, Notes & Queries, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and Anglican Theological Review.
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hr./wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion on the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund.
This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.