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Charles C. Hefling

theology department

Charles Hefling

Associate Professor

Maloney Hall 345
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3547
Fax: 617-552-0794
Email: charles.hefling@bc.edu

Office Hours

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Boston College/Andover Newton Theological School
ThD, The Divinity School, Harvard University
BD, The Divinity School, Harvard University
AB, Harvard College

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Ordained priest, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 1974. Parochial ministry, 1974-77. Member, Fellowship of Saint John (S.S.J.E.). Freelance illustrator, calligrapher, and caricaturist.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Christology, incarnation, atonement, theological methodology, Bernard Lonergan, J.H. Newman, Anglican theology, Austin Farrer, Charles Williams

TEACHING

First-year seminar, Arts and Sciences Honors Program
Christology: On the Incarnation
Christology: Redemption, Atonement, Salvation
Lonergan's Method in Theology
Schleiermacher: Three major works
Theological Encyclopedia

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

Editor, The Anglican Theological Review
Editor, METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies
Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians
Fellow, The Episcopal Church Foundation
American Academy of Religion
Instructor in Theology, Vocational Diaconate Program, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Academic editor, The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer (OUP, 2006); introduction, “Anglicans and Common Prayer”; glossary; articles “Scotland: Episcopalians and Nonjurors,” “The Liturgy of Comprehension,” “The Province of the West Indies.”

“Revelation and/as Insight,” The Importance of Insight, ed. D. Liptay and J. Liptay (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2006).

“How Shall We Know?” Other Voices, Other Worlds, ed. Terry Brown (Darton Longman & Todd, 2006), pp. 314–330.

“On the Difficulties of Dialogue between Natural Science and Theology,” The Dialogue between Science and Religion, ed. Patrick Byrne (Univ. of Scranton Press, 2005), pp. 19–43.

“The Eschatological Eucharist,” A Heart for the Future: Writings on the Christian Hope, ed. Robert Slocum (Church Publishing, 2004), pp. 96–108.

“What Do We Bless and Why?” Anglican Theological Review 85 (2003): 87-96.

“About What Might a ‘Girard–Lonergan Conversation’ Be?” Lonergan Workshop 17 (2002): 95-123.

PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2002

The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer. Edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck. Oxford University Press, 2006. xvi + 614 pp.

“Introduction: Anglicans and Common Prayer.” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 1-6.

“The ‘Liturgy of Comprehension.’” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 61–63.

“The State Services,” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 73–75.

“Scotland: Episcopalians and Nonjurors.” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 166–175.

“Hawaii.” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), p. 359.

“The Province of the West Indies.” In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 379–382.

Glossary (289 entries; 15,665 words). In The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer, edited by Charles Hefling (academic editor) and Cynthia Shattuck (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 563–580.

“How Shall We Know?” Chapter 24 in Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks Out on Homosexuality, edited by Terry Brown (London: Darton Longman & Todd, 2006), pp. 314–330.

Review of Reinventing Anglicanism: A Vision of Confidence, Community, and Engagement in Anglican Christianity, by Bruce Kaye. Anglican Theological Review 88 (2006): 120–121.

Review of The Rise and Decline of Anglican Idealism in the Nineteenth Century, by Timothy Maxwell Gouldstone. Newman Studies Journal 3.2 (Fall, 2006): 113–115.

“On the Difficulties of Dialogue between Natural Science and Theology.” Chapter 2 in The Dialogue between Science and Religion: What We Have Learned from Each Other, edited by Patrick Byrne (Scranton, PA: The University of Scranton Press, 2005), pp. 19–43.

“Over Thin Ice: Comments on ‘Gratia: Grace and Gratitude.’” Lonergan Workshop 18 (2005): 87–120.

“A Reasonable Development?” Chapter 7 in Gays and the Future of Anglicanism: Responses to the Windsor Report, edited by Andrew Linzey and Richard Kirker (Winchester, UK and New York, NY: John Hunt Publishing / O Books, 2005), pp. 81–99.

Review of The Christology of Anselm of Canterbury, by Dániel Deme. Anglican Theological Review 87 (2005): 139–141.

Review of The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth, by David Bentley Hart. Theological Studies 66 (2005): 684–686.

“Farrer’s ‘Scriptural Divinity.’” In Captured by the Crucified: The Practical Theology of Austin Farrer, edited by David Hein and Edward Hugh Henderson (New York: T & T Clark International, 2004), pp. 149–173.

“The Eschatological Eucharist.” In A Heart for the Future: Writings on the Christian Hope, edited by Robert Slocum (New York: Church Publishing, 2004), pp. 96–108.

Review of Christology: A Global Introduction, by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and What Sort of Human Nature? Medieval Philosophy and the Systematics of Christology, by Marilyn McCord Adams. Anglican Theological Review 86 (2004): 522–525.

“Foreword.” In The Joy of Worship by Marianne H. Micks (New York: Seabury Classics, 2004), pp. vii–x.

“What Do We Bless and Why?” Anglican Theological Review 85 (2003): 87-96.

Review of The Ontological and Pyschological Constitution of Christ, by Bernard Lonergan. Theological Studies 64 (2003): 422–424.

Review of A Treasury of Anglican Art, by James B. Simpson and George H. Eatman. Anglican Theological Review 85 (2003): 562-565.

What Do We Bless and Why? Providence, RI: North American Association for the Diaconate, Monograph Series 15 (2003).

Review of The Ontological and Pyschological Constitution of Christ, by Bernard Lonergan. New Blackfriars 84 (2003): 159–161

Sic et Non: Encountering ‘Dominus Iesus.’ Edited by Stephen J. Pope and Charles Hefling. Orbis Press, 2002. xi + 204 pp.

“Meaning and Method in Dominus Iesus.” In Sic et Non: Encountering ‘Dominus Iesus,’ edited by Stephen J. Pope and Charles Hefling (Orbis Press, 2002), pp. 107–123.

“What Does Blessing Bless?” Open: Journal of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission 48 (2002): 13–16.

“About What Might a ‘Girard–Lonergan Conversation’ Be?” Lonergan Workshop 17 (2002): 95-123.

Review of The Grace of Being: John Macquarrie’s Natural Theology, by Georgina Morley. Theological Studies 63.2 (2002): 430-431.