Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

A Festschrift in Honor of Archbishop Antje Jackelén

  • Jennifer Baldwin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Expanding Time and Eternity

  3. Exploring the Messy Middle

  4. Engaging Intersections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Carol Rausch Albright
      Pages 165-174
    3. Knut-Willy Sæther
      Pages 175-188
  5. Experiencing Ecclesia

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-249

About this book


This book brings together contributions from scholars from Europe and the United States to honor the theological work of Antje Jackelén, the first female Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. In Archbishop Antje Jackelén’s installation homily, she identifies the strength of the Church as a “global network of prayer threads.” This book is an honorary and celebratory volume providing a “global network of prayerful essays” by contributors from a variety of academic disciplines to creatively engage, reflect, and illuminate the theological work of Archbishop Jackelén. Prior to her tenure in the Church of Sweden as Bishop of the Diocese of Lund and now the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén served as professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Zygon Center and President of European Society for the Study of Science and Religion (ESSSAT). While each essay intentionally embraces the theological and ministerial work of Jackelén during her academic tenure, they also venture into areas as diverse as climate change, media studies, human uniqueness, hermeneutics, time, ethics, Christian theological tradition and history, traumatology, politics and society. As the first diverse explication of the theological thinking of Archbishop Jackelén by her theological colleagues, this text provides scholars with an expansion of the scope of Archbishop Jackelén’s theological thinking and initiates laity into the impact of Jackelén thinking that combines with grace and precision the traditions of the Church, the challenges and gifts of the sciences, and the needs and longings of society and the world.


Antje Jackelén Church and Society Church of Sweden Climate Change Female archbishop Feminism Hermeneutics Postmodernity Religion and Science Religious Interdisciplinarity Science religion dialogue Time and Eternity

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Baldwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Elmhurst CollegeElmhurstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23942-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23944-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-5717
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-5725
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