I am a lay Episcopalian/Anglican, with a seminary degree and a PhD in theology from Marquette University. I’ve spent the last 25 years as a committed adult Christian, and now have serious qualms about my future in the church.

CV as follows:

Wendy Dackson
716-352-4860
wendydackson@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Theology December, 2000
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dissertation: The Church, For and Against the Nations, in the Thought of William Temple. Develops a political ecclesiology from the writings of William Temple (1881-1944). Director: D. Thomas Hughson, S.J. Defended 25 August 2000.
Comprehensive examinations: Church-State Relations; Sacraments and Moral Formation; Authority and Community; Hebrew Prophecy; 19th Century Theological Liberalism.

M.T.S. in Theology June 1995
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois
Thesis: Eucharist as a Model of Economic Justice.
Director: Timothy F. Sedgwick.

Master of Business Administration May 1987
Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

B.F.A. (Honours) in Music June 1984
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EXPERIENCE

Diocese of Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom August 2008—December 2010
Director of Studies, Licenced Ministries Training Scheme
Subject tutor: Anglican Theology in Context, Introduction to Christian Theology, Church in Contemporary Culture, parish placements.
Also responsible for the preaching programme (not assessed), annual retreat, instruction on journaling and theological reflection, programmes for training incumbents and local group facilitators.
Design team, Kent Continuing Ministerial Education, Canterbury, United Kingdom, October 2008-July 2009
Project managed design and revalidation of the joint programme for curates in Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses, including design of several modules, leading to BA and MA awards in Ordained Theology through Canterbury Christ Church University.
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom June 2006 – April 2008
Research Fellow, Derby Diocesan ‘Clergy in Ministerial Context Project’
Designed and executed commissioned research in practical theology involving roles and identities of clergy across a single Church of England diocese.
Occasional Lecturer:
Ecclesiology:
Toward a Theology of Laity, November 2006 and 2007
Insiders/Outsiders, November 2006 and 2007
Impaired Communion November 2007
Anglican Theology
Archbishop William Temple, March 2007 and February 2008
Richard Hooker, 13 March 2007
Eastern Region Ministry Course, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Guest lecturer, MA programme, 3 November 2006
Toward a Theology of Laity
Insiders/Outsiders
Southern Theological Education & Training Scheme, Salisbury
Guest Lecturer, MA Programme June 2007
Congregational Studies
Oxford Ministry Course, Oxford, United Kingdom
Guest speaker, February 2007
Researching Congregations
January and February 2008
Insiders/Outsiders
Toward a Theology of Lay Ministry
Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, United Kingdom October 2006 to Present
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Contemporary Culture
Research Series in Practical Theology
Lecture: Towards a Theology of Laity, 23 February 2007
Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York January to May 2004
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Thinking and Writing
Canisius College, Buffalo, New York January to May 2004
Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Religious Studies
Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois Fall 2002
Adjunct Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Introduction to Philosophy, World Religions
Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas 2001-2002
Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Fall term: Science and Religion, Responsibilities for the Future (practical ethics), Pastoral Writing (on-line professional studies course)
Spring term: Introduction to Christian Religion, Comparative Religions, History of Christianity in the US and Canada; Renaissance through Enlightenment (on-line professional studies course); Theological Issues: Ecclesiology (on-line professional studies course)
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois Spring Quarter, 2001
Adjunct Faculty: Anglican Theology Since the Oxford Movement
Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin Fall 2000
Adjunct Instructor, Heritage I (an interdisciplinary first-semester freshman course aimed at improving academic skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking)
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1999-2000
Teaching Fellow in Theology. Taught one section per semester of the required undergraduate Introduction to Theology.
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1997
Instructional Assistant in the College of Professional Studies. Assisted with grading written assignments, and acted as substitute lecturer, for required theological ethics course in the weekend/evening degree program for working adults.
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1996
Teaching Assistant, Department of Theology.
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois 1994-1995
Student Editorial Assistant, Crossroads
Victory Theatre Association, Dayton, OH 1988-89
Marketing and Public Relations Director

Brazos Valley Symphony Society, Bryan, TX 1987-88
Executive Director

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Book:
The Ecclesiology of Archbishop William Temple (1881-1944). 2004, Edwin Mellen Press.

Articles &Essays:
‘Anglicanism and the Social Gospel’, forthcoming, in Oxford History of Anglicanism, vol. 4 (anticipated 2015).
‘Anglican Social Theology’ in Anglican Theological Review, Autumn 2012.
‘Reinhold Niebuhr’s Outsider Ecclesiology’ in Reinhold Niebuhr & Contemporary Politics: God and Power, ed. Richard Harries & Stephen Platten. OUP, 2010.
‘Integrity, Alternative Aggressions, and Impaired Communion’ in Ecumenical Ecclesiology: Unity, Diversity and Otherness in a Fragmented World, ed. Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen, T&T Clark, 2009.
“Archbishop William Temple And Public Theology in a Post-Christian Context.” Journal of Anglican Studies. December 2006.
“A Bridge to the New World: William Temple’s American Ecumenism.” Anglican and Episcopal History, Spring 2005.
“William Stringfellow’s Sacramental Theology”, Journal of Anglican Studies, Winter 2004.
“But Was it Meant to be a Joke Legacy? Ronald Preston as Heir to William Temple,” Studies in Christian Ethics, August 2004.
“Richard Hooker and American Religious Liberty,” Journal of Church and State, Winter 1999.
“William Temple: Champion of the Jews,” Anglican and Episcopal History, April 1997.

Papers:
Our Own Others: Natures, Purposes and Futures of Anglican Dioceses. Receptive Ecumenism and Ecclesial Learning Symposium, Ushaw College, Durham UK 14 January 2009.
Integrity, Alternative Aggressions, and Impaired Communion. Ecclesiological Investigations Programme Unit, American Academy of Religions. San Diego, California, USA. 17 November, 2007
Toward a Theology of Laity. Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology, Leuven, Belgium. 9 November 2007.
IntegrityAlternative Aggressions and Impaired Communion. San Diego, American Academy of Religions Ecclesiological Investigations Program Unit, November 2007.
A Conversation in Implications for Public Theology in the Windsor Report. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Society for the Study of Anglicanism (additional meeting of the American Academy of Religions), November, 2005. Joint presentation with Revd. Dr. Malcolm Brown, East Anglian Ministerial Training Course.
William Temple and the Challenge of the Post-Christian. San Antonio, Texas: Society for the Study of Anglicanism (additional meeting of the American Academy of Religions), November 2004.
A Bridge to the Old World: William Temple’s American Ecumenism. Chicago, Illinois: Anglican-Lutheran Historical Conference, 21 June 2004.
But Was it Meant to be a Joke Legacy? Ronald Preston as Heir to William Temple. Short paper presented as part of a Colloquium on “Ronald Preston and the Future of Christian Social Ethics”, the 2003 Samuel Ferguson Lectures in Social and Pastoral Theology, University of Manchester (UK), 14-15 March, 2003.
Tradition Constituted Inquiry: A Proposal for Theological Method. Upper Midwest Regional AAR. 28 April 2000. St. Paul, MN.

Book Reviews:

The Anglican Covenant. Mark Chapman, Editor. Practical Theology, Spring 2009.
Light in a Burning Glass: A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer’s Theology. By Robert Boak Slocum. Theological Studies, June 2008.
Through the Eye of a Needle: Theological Conversations over Political Economy Edited by John Atherton and Hannah Skinner. Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2007.
God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law. By Marci A. Hamilton. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2006
Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music. By Heidi Epstein. Anglican Theological Review, Winter 2006
Bonds of Imperfection: Christian Politics, Past and Present. By Oliver O’Donovan and Joan Lockwood O’Donovan. Journal of Anglican Studies, December 2005.
Political Worship: Ethics for Christian Citizens. By Bernd Wannenwetsch. Anglican Theological Review. Fall 2005.
Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. By Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart. Journal of Church and State, Summer 2005.
Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice. By Rebecca M. Blank and William McGurn. Anglican Theological Review, Summer 2005.
A Passionate Pilgrim: A Biography of Bishop James A.Pike. By David Robertson. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2005.
Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology. By Celia Deane-Drummond. Anglican Theological Review, Spring 2005.
Themes in Religion and American Culture. Goff, Philip and Paul Harvey, eds. Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2005.
Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon. By John Milbank. Journal of Church and State, Winter 2005.
Secularisation. By Edward Norman. Anglican Theological Review, Autumn 2004.
Living Spirit, Living Practice: Poetics, Politics, Epistemology. By Ruth Frankenberg. Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2004.
New Religious Movements in the 21st Century: Legal, Political and Social Challenges in Global Perspective. Edited by Philip Charles Lucas and Thomas Robbins. Journal of Church and State, Summer 2004.
Modernity and the Dilemma of North American Anglican Identities, 1880-1950. By William H. Katerberg. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2004.
Marginalization. By John Atherton. Journal of Church and State, Winter 2004.
September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences. Ian S. Markham and Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, eds. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2003.
Liberalism and Crime: The British Experience. By Robert R. Sullivan. Journal of Church and State, Winter 2003.
The Social Gospel Today. Christopher H. Evans, ed. Journal of Church and State, Winter, 2002.
The Middle Way: Theology, Politics and Economics in the Later Thought of R.H. Preston. John R. Elford and Ian S. Markham, eds. Journal of Church and State, Winter, 2002.
Politics, Theology, and History. By Raymond Plant. Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2001.
Reflections on the Theology of Richard Hooker: An Elizabethan Addresses Modern Anglicanism. By John Booty. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2001
Public Theology for Changing Times. By John Atherton. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2001.
God, Britain, and Hitler in World War II: The View of the British Clergy, 1939-1945. By A.J. Hoover. Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2000.
Revolutionary Anglicanism: The Colonial Church of England During the American Revolution, by Nancy L. Roden. Journal of Church and State, Spring 2000.
God, Faith and the New Millennium: Christian Belief in an Age of Science, by Keith Ward. Anglican Theological Review, Spring 2002.
Christian Thinking and Social Order: Conviction Politics from the 1930s to the Present Day, edited by Marjorie Reeves. Journal of Church and State, Winter 2000.
American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving, by Christian Smith. Journal of Church and State, Fall 1999.
The Churches and Social Questions in Twentieth-Century Britain, by G.I.T Machin. Journal of Church and State, Summer 1999.
Plurality and Christian Ethics, by Ian Markham. Journal of Church and State, Summer 1999.
Heretics: The Other Side of Early Christianity, by Gerd Ludemann. Anglican Theological Review, Summer 1998.
The Desire of the Nations: Recovering the Roots of Political Theology, by Oliver O’Donovan. Journal of Church and State, Fall 1997.

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
What Do We Mean When We Say “Church”? St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Wilmette, IL. 25 March, 2001.
Science and Religion in Contemporary Anglican Theology. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Wilmette, IL. October-November 1999. Four-week series.
St. Augustine of Hippo. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Wilmette, IL. April 18 and 25, 1999. Two-week series.
William Temple. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Wilmette, IL. May 17, 1998.
Faith and Public Life. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, River Hills, WI. February 1997.
We Believe: The Nicene Creed. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, River Hills, WI. October-November 1996. Four-week series. Repeated as a two-week series at St. Augustine’s, April 1997.
Anglican Luminaries: Richard Hooker, Jeremy Taylor, William Temple. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, River Hills, WI. January-February 1996. Three-week series.
Prayer and Scripture. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Wilmette, IL. April 1995. Four-week series.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND SERVICE

American Academy of Religions
International Society for the Study of Anglicanism: Advisory Committee
Journal of Anglican Studies: Review Associate for North America
Association for Practical Theology (USA)

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1999-2000
Teaching Fellow, Department of Theology
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1998-1999
Smith Family Fellow (Travel fellowship for dissertation research)
Charles M. Ross Trust Fellow 1997-1999
Fellowship for Christian Leadership
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania 1996-1999
Church Training and Deaconness House Scholarship
Order of the Daughters of the King 1996-1997
Masters’ Fund Scholarship
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1996-1999
Tuition Scholarship
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary 1995
Mercer Scholarship

REFERENCES (On request)

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