St. Luke's Guide to the Faith, the Church, and the Parish
St. Luke’s Church in Evanston produces a catechetical guidebook for its Adult Formation program; this year, the Disseminary has permission to distribute most of the material online in PDF and mp3 formats.
The text of the book can be downloaded here:
— Part One: the Bible
Audio files of the chapters can be downloaded here:
— Chapter One: The Torah and the Former Prophets
Once upon a time, Anglo-Catholic seminarians imbibed their theological training in libraries graced by the presence of Francis Hall’s Dogmatic Theology series, a ten-volume systematic theology. Although in the long run we’d love to publish that one online, this summer we’ve conscripted a couple of hard-working Seabury students, Debra Bullock and Ryan Whitley, to scan and format Hall’s programmatic Theological Outlines. The first two of the volumes appear here in their second edition; the third volume appears in the first edition, the second edition being unavailable to us at the time. A third edition — for which the Rev. Frank Hudson Hallock consolidated the separate volumes and revised the content — was published in 1933; we had a copy of that, but (sadly) present copyright law precluded our using that edition.
Each of the quaestiones appears on a separate page, with footnotes in the “Extended” area of the page format. As many readers may want to dispute, defend, or nuance Hall’s representation of pertinent topics, we have left comments open on the pages.
Readers will appreciate Hall’s work to varying extents, but its presence here demonstrates the possibility and value of online publishing (with commenting and CSS-based layout) via a system such as Moveable Type.
The Polycarp Project
As time permits, we’ll be working on an illustrated history of the early church that we’re calling “the Polycarp Project” — or, in Micah’s felicitous description, “Six Degrees of Polycarp.”
We’ll provide illustrations from a variety of media — pencil sketches, pen-and-ink drawings, Lego dioramas, and probably illustrations we haven’t yet begun to imagine. We’ll accompany the illustrations with historical narrative and links to pertinent outside resources.