Books Available from the Anglican Centre: Perspectives of Pilgrimage and Our Place, Our Voice

Books Available from the Anglican Centre: Perspectives of Pilgrimage and Our Place, Our Voice

Perspectives of Pilgrimage

John Davidson – $20.00

John Davidson was born in Lower Hutt and lives in Wellington, having retired as Professor of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington in 2010.  He has published extensively on ancient Greek literature and mythology and the Reception of the Classics in New Zealand poetry.  He is co-author of The Snake-Haired Muse: James K Baxter and Classical Myth (2011).

This is the fifth collection of his own poetry, after Presence in Absence (2013), Snapshots of Berlin (with Matthias Seidenstücker, 2014), Soundings of Hellas (2015), and Visions of Valhalla: a Poetic Tribute to Richard Wagner (2016).

Up until his departure for the UK in 1966 for postgraduate study, he was a parishioner of the parish of Naenae-Epuni.  Since his return to NZ in 1969, he has been a member of St Mary’s, Karori.

To order a copy of this book for $20.00 plus P&P, please email karen@wn.ang.org.nz.

Our Place, Our Voice: Explorations in Contextual Theology – Women in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Council for Anglican Women’s Studies – $20.00

I liken this anthology to a magnificent patchwork quilt.  The contributors are like my quilting ancestors in America.  Like the quilters, the theologians in this volume come from many different cultures and perspectives; each offers her unique gift that is brought together in this ‘quilt’.  This finished piece becomes a contemporary snapshot that tells us where the spirit is moving at a given time within our community.  In time, I believe this work like a great quilt will become a treasured heirloom of the family of God in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and beyond, so the global community will come to know the richness and diversity of this church

Susanna Shelton, BA, MDiv, Theologian in Residence at the Anglican Parish of St John’s Otumoetai, Tauranga

It is still imperative to provide a space for the explicit hearing of women’s voices.  This volume does exactly that.  As we move further into the new millennium it gathers the myriad rich and diverse voices of Anglican women in Aotearoa New Zealand challenging themselves and their church to a new fidelity.

Elaine Wainwright is Professor of Theology, Head of the School of Theology at the University of Auckland, and long-term feminist biblical scholar.

To order a copy of this book for $20.00 plus P&P, please email karen@wn.ang.org.nz.