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A selection of essays, memoires and poems celebrating the life and thought of the Anglican priest and theologian Donald Allchin, including his wide-ranging ecumenical work and his passion for Wales and for the monastic tradition.
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Boundless Grandeur: The Christian Vision of A.M. 'Donald' Allchin by Edited by David G. R. Keller

Donald Allchin was an ordained priest in the Church of England, a historian, ecumenist, and contemplative theologian. The essays, poems, and memoires in this book represent what his Christian vision has brought forth in the lives of the contributors. You will meet poets, historians, bishops, archbishops, monks, priests, lay persons, and scholars. You will taste the rich ecumenical dialogue between Allchin's Anglican heritage, Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Roman Catholic Church, and churches of the Reformed Traditions, including Allchin's friendships and correspondence with Thomas Merton and the Romanian Orthodox theologian Dumitru Staniloae. Readers will gain insights into Allchin's interpretation of the Anglican Tradition and his emphasis on the value of monastic solitude and community for the lives of modern Christians. You will enter Allchin's journey into the lives, poetry, saints, and holy places of the Welsh spiritual tradition. And this is only a taste of his legacy. In Allchin's words,

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Boundless Grandeur Reviews

"This book captures in so many ways the personality, spirituality, and breadth of interests of Donald Allchin ... I know of no one else ... who could write with such profundity about such a range of subjects such as Ann Griffiths the Welsh hymn writer, Celtic spirituality, Eastern Orthodox theology, and the Danish theologian N.F.S. Grundtvig. In doing so, he was able to expound their importance and insights to those who belonged to those traditions, enabling them to appreciate them afresh through his eyes." - Most Rev. Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales "Keller has managed to gather between the covers of his excellent book the spirit of Donald's warm humanity and rich spirituality, best seen in his writings and in the contributions of his wide and valued circle of friends. We and the church owe him a great debt of gratitude." - Esther De Waal, historian, author, lecturer "This volume will be attractive to those who knew Donald Allchin, and is an excellent introduction to those who would like to know him better." - Frederick Quinn, Anglican & Episcopal Society, Vol 86, No 1, March 2017 "For those unfamiliar with Allchin's work, this book will undoubtedly whet the appetite to read more. The book is infused with a sense of joy... as well as expressing an appreciation of the quality of his mind." - Julie Gittoes, Ecclesiology 13 (2017) 387-421 "impressive list of contributors" Frank England, College of the Transfiguration, Theological Book Review vol.28 no.1, pp.72-3

About Edited by David G. R. Keller

David G.R. Keller is Director of the Contemplative Ministry Project and formerly an Adjunct Professor of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological Seminary in New York. He is the author of Oasis of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, Come and See: The Transformation of Personal Prayer, and Desert Banquet: A Year of Wisdom from The Desert Mothers and Fathers.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note Foreword - Rowan Williams Editor's Acknowledgements Permissions List of Contributors Introduction - Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia Give them some poetry: i.m. Donald Allchin - David Scott Part One: Donald Allchin's Life Chapter 1 Arthur Macdonald Allchin (1930-2010): A Personal Tribute - Barry A. Orford Chapter 2 In His Face Was Prayer: Reflections on a Friendship with Donald Allchin - The Reverend Canon James Coutts Chapter 3 Homage & Gift: Intercession with Donald in the Communion of Saints - The Rev. Canon James Coutts and Dr. Esther de Waal Part Two: Donald Allchin and the Orthodox Church Chapter 4 Father Donald and the Orthodox Church - Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia Chapter 5 An Icon of True Communion: The Dialogue and Friendship of Father Donald Allchin and Father Dumitru Staniloae - Reverend Dr. Ciprian Burca Part Three: Donald Allchin's Ecumenical Dialogue and Theology Chapter 6 Enlarge My Heart: Donald Allchin and the Exploration of Christian Traditions - Geoffrey Rowell Chapter 7 "Merton was and has been terribly, terribly important for me": The Relationship between Donald Allchin and Thomas Merton - Fiona Gardner Part Four: Donald Allchin as Interpreter of Anglican Tradition and Theology Chapter 8 The Dialogue of the Spirit: Interpreting the Anglican Tradition - The Rev. Dr. Charles Miller Chapter 9 Participation in God: Donald Allchin's Understanding of the Mystery of the Life of God in Humankind - David G. R. Keller Chapter 10 Solitude and Communion: Donald Allchin as Interpreter of the Monastic Vocation and the Mystery of Personhood - Martin L. Smith Part Five: Donald Allchin and the Welsh Spiritual Tradition Chapter 11 A Poet's Perspective on Donald Allchin's Prayerful Approach to Poetry - Ruth Bidgood Chapter 12 Donald Allchin and the Welsh tradition - Professor D. Densil Morgan Chapter 13 Donald Allchin, Welsh Holy Places, and The Saint From Dolwar Fach - The Rev. Dr. Patrick Thomas All Things Shout 'Glory' - An Interview with Donald Allchin: Part One of Three, July 11, 2007 All Things Shout 'Glory' - An Interview with Donald Allchin: Part Two of Three, July 12, 2007 All Things Shout 'Glory' - An Interview with Donald Allchin: Part Three of Three, July 13, 2007 Bibliography

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Boundless Grandeur: The Christian Vision of A.M. 'Donald' Allchin by Edited by David G. R. Keller
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