Whither Anglicanism?

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Saint Thomas Church was proud to offer a series of nine lectures entitled “An Introduction to Anglicanism” given by Dr. Christopher Wells. These lectures were delivered in groups of three in September 2019, December 2019, and March 2020. You can listen to audio of Dr. Wells’ third series of lectures from March of 2020 at the bottom of this page.

These final three classes of the nine-part series alighted on the ecumenical transformation of Anglican ecclesiality in the latter part of the 20th century, with special attention to the Anglican-Roman Catholic international dialogue (ARCIC) and its reception by the councils of the Communion. The now-familiar Augustinian grammar and lexicon guided our examination of contemporary Anglican discernments about faith and order.

Guest Historian-in-Residence

Dr. Christopher Wells

Dr. Christopher Wells is executive director of the Living Church Foundation, overseeing all of its publishing and teaching initiatives, fundraising, and staff. Christopher completed doctoral studies in historical theology at the University of Notre Dame and served as a lay leader in the Diocese of Northern Indiana before coming to the Living Church in 2009. He earned a BA at St. Olaf College and MAR at Yale Divinity School.

He is Affiliate Professor of Theology at the General Theological Seminary and Nashotah House Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Anglican ecclesiology. He has published articles on Aquinas and ecclesiology in various journals, and since 2011 has served as theological consultant to the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the U.S. (ARC-USA).

Christopher is a member of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, and he enjoys reading, running, gastronomy, Notre Dame football, and all the arts.