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September, 2015: My new book ‘The Eucharistic Theology of Edward Bouverie Pusey: Sources, Context and Doctrine within the Oxford Movement and Beyond’ is being published.  See the following link for details:


http://www.brill.com/products/book/eucharistic-theology-edward-bouverie-pusey


There are two excellent reviews of the book: one from Professor David Brown at St Andrews University in Scotland and the other from Professor Sarah Coakley at Cambridge University.


July, 2015: Article published - ‘A Critique of Reason for Anglican Eucharistic Theology: Dialogue Approach’, New Blackfriars, 96, 1061 (2015), 90-107.


December, 2013:  Two articles reviewing the development of eucharistic liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia up to the present have been published in Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy.  Details are as follows:


Brian Douglas, ‘The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 1 - A Case Study in Multiformity up to 1995’, Questions Liturgiques/ Studies in Liturgy, 94, 3-4 (2013) 175-195.


Brian Douglas, ‘The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 2 - A Case Study of Multiformity - 1995 to the Present’, Questions Liturgiques/ Studies in Liturgy, 94, 3-4 (2013) 196-219.


November, 2013: Article published: Review of “The Push for Lay Administration of the Lord’s Supper”’,  St Mark’s Review, 226, 4 (2013) 90-101.


September, 2013: Two articles are awaiting publication in Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy.  These are:


Brian Douglas, ‘The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 1 - A Case Study in Multiformity up to 1995’. 


and


Brian Douglas, ‘The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 2 - A Case Study in Multiformity - 1995 to the present’.


These articles survey the development of eucharistic liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia from the early twentieth century to the present.  Reference is made to a variety of material including A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) and Common Prayer (2012) from the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.


January, 2013: An article published in Pacifica.  Details are:

Brian Douglas, ‘The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: Assessing its Eucharistic Theology 350 Years On’, Pacifica, 25, 3 (2012), pp. 273-287.


December, 2012: My article ‘The Many Faces of the Services of Holy Communion in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer’, has been published in St Mark’s Review, No 22, November 2012 (4), pages 60-74.


October, 2012: A book review of my two volume work ‘A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology’ has been published by the Journal of Anglican Studies in their FirstView Articles.  The review, written by Stephen Platten, the Bishop of Wakefield (UK) and Chair of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England describes the books as ‘a remarkable enterprise’ and ‘an encyclopaedic analysis of Anglican eucharistic theology’.  He also says that the books ‘may be of greatest value in the panoramic analysis of case studies and thus offers a reference work of some enduring value’.  The complete review can be found here:  Book Review.docx


August, 2012: I have had the following article published in ‘The Journal of Religious History’.

Brian Douglas, ‘Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and the Eucharist: Review and Prospects’, Journal of Religious History, 36, 3 (2012) 351-367.


Presented a paper at St Mark’s National Theological Centre here in Canberra called ‘The Several Faces of the Service of Holy Communion in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer’.  This was part of St Mark’s celebration of the 350th anniversary of the publication of the 1662 BCP.  The paper will be published in ‘St Mark’s Review’ later in the year but I am happy to share it with anyone who would like to read it now.


July, 2012: My article entitled ‘Transubstantiation: Rethinking by Anglicans?’ has been published in in New Blackfriars.  Click on Publications for details.


March, 2012: I have updated my publications list to include some new articles published and some awaiting publication.  Click on the ‘Publications’ link on the Home page of this site.


January, 2012: My two volume work ‘A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology’ has been published!    I have included copies of the covers below.  It is available online in a number of places.  You can search for it at bookfinder.com.  Brill are also selling individual chapters on their site - www.brill.nl







23 June 2011: I am conducting a seminar for the Anglican Society of Catholic Priests on Anglican Eucharistic Theology in the Diocese of Melbourne.


The Keynote Presentations for these Lectures are below:


Lecture 1: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 1.key


Lecture 2: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 2.key


Lecture 3: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 3.key


The Powerpoint Presentations of these Lectures are below:


Lecture 1: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 1.ppt


Lecture 2: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 2.ppt


Lecture 3: Anglican Eucharistic Theology 3.ppt


The details of references for these Lectures is shown below:


Anglican Eucharistic Theology - Reference List.docx


June 2011:  I have just returned from the UK where I have been pursuing my research project.  I visited Oxford and accessed Edward Pusey’s unpublished  ‘Lectures on Types and Prophecies of the Old Testament’.  In my view these have important implications for sacramental theology but remain unavailable since they have never been published.  I was able to work with the Lectures and to speak with several academics throughout the UK on the importance of these lectures and on the area of sacramental theology in general.  A research article on the Lectures has been written and accepted by the International Journal of Systematic Theology to be published in the near future.  More information when available.


Another article on the idea of a Sacramental Universe has been accepted for publication by Pacifica, a well respected Australian journal.  This will be published in the near future.


A third article looking at a draft liturgical text of the Anglican Church of Australia based on the Apostolic Tradition has been accepted by Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy in Belgium for publication in the near future. This article puts the case for liturgical multiformity in the Anglican eucharistic tradition and argues for a process of communicative action in the development of liturgical products rather than the adversarial approaches often adopted by church parties.


Some photographs from the trip are below:





















































May 2011: I have been awarded a research scholarship from Charles Sturt University and will be travelling to Oxford, UK where I be investigating one of Edward Pusey’s unpublished lectures (The Lectures on Types and Prophecies) which have important implications for sacramental theology.  There will be time to talk with other scholars throughout the UK.  Information on these unpublished lectures is available in case study 3.30 entitled ‘The Tractarians and the Eucharist’.  More to follow.



 

Pusey House Oxford is where the Lectures are kept.  Pusey House is in St Giles Oxford.  There is a great little pub just along the street called the Eagle and the Child.  This is place where Tolkien and Lewis went for a quiet ale.

The Lectures are bound and in Pusey’s handwriting in the form they were delivered at Oxford University in 1836.  The handwriting is small and spidery and there are frequent crossings out and deletions in the text making it difficult to decipher.

The library of Pusey House contains Pusey’s library as well as a collection of material from other Tractarians.  The Pusey House website provides more information about the House and its activities.  The site address is:

http://www.puseyhouse.org.uk/