SPEAKER PROFILES:      Anglican Communion Institute

                                                                                San Antonio, Texas, January 11-14, 2006

    The Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon

The Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, D.D., D.Min., Archbishop of Kaduna Province and Bishop of Kaduna, preached at the principal Eucharist of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA in August, 2003.  He was ordained in 1971 and consecrated in 1990. He has taken degrees in the Universities of Durham, Birmingham, Ahmadu Bello, and at Hartford Seminary. From 1981-1990 he served as General Secretary - Nigeria for EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion), from 1981-1984 as Warden of St Francis Theological College, and from 1984-1990 as Provost of St Michael's Cathedral, Kaduna. In that year he was consecrated as the Bishop of Sokoto, and in 1997 became Bishop of Kaduna Diocese. He is President of The Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion, and a member of National Inter-Religion Council; State Religious Harmony of Nigeria.  He and his wife Comfort Amina have three children.  During the first week in May 2006, Bishop Idowu-Fearon will be teaching a weeklong summer school course on Christianity and Islam at Wycliffe College, Toronto.

 

    The Rev. Dr. Ephraim L. Radner       

The Rev. Dr. Ephraim L. Radner, Ph.D. (Yale), Rector, Church of the Ascension & Holy Trinity, Pueblo, Colorado, 1997 to present.  Ordained priest, 1981, served as a teacher for the Episcopal Church in Burundi, Bujumburg,  Africa 1981-84. Director Ecole Theologique de Matana, Burundi 1984-85.  Served churches in Connecticut.  Author:  Hope Among the Fragments (Brazos Press, 2004), Spirit and Nurture (Herder and Herder, 2002), The End of the Church (Eerdmans, 1998), The Rule of Faith (editor with George Sumner, Morehouse, 1997), Reclaiming Faith (editor with George Sumner, Eerdman’s, 1993)

 

The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr.

 

Bishop Salmon was born in Natchez, Mississippi, January 30, 1934. Married Louise Hack in 1972 and has two children, Catherine and Edward, III.

Graduated from the University of the South in 1956 (B.A.) and from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1960 (B.D.). He was then ordained Deacon in June, 1960 and Priest in March 1961 in the Diocese of Arkansas.

Bishop Salmon has served a number of congregations. In Arkansas as Vicar of St. Andrew’s, Rogers; St. James’, Eureka Springs; St. Thomas’, Springdale; and Grace, Siloam Springs/ He was Rector of St. Andrew’s, Rogers 1963-68. He was then called to St. Paul’s, Fayetteville, as Associate Rector, became Rector the following year and served there until moving as Rector of St. Michael and St. George, Clayton, Missouri in 1978-89. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Anglican Communion Institute, President of the Board, Kanuga Conferences, Hendersonville, NC; is a Trustee of the University of the South and a member of the Board of Regents; a Board member of Voorhees College, Denmark, SC; Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC; Bishop Gadsden Community, Charleston, SC; York Place, Rock Hill, SC; Canterbury House, Charleston, SC; Vice-President of Nashotah House Seminary, Nashotah, WI; and is President of Province IV Bishops.

He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, September 9, 1989 and consecrated February 24, 1990.

 

The Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Seitz 

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Seitz, Ph.D. (Yale), Professor of the Old Testament and Theology Studies, St Mary’s College, and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Saint Andrew, Saint Andrews, Scotland, 1998 to present.  President of The Anglican Communion Institute.  Served churches in Florida, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.  Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, 1981.  Research interests include:  Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Job and Wisdom, Biblical Theology, Literary Theory, Hermeneutics and Method.  Author Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism, ed. (Brazos Press, 2001), Figured Out: Typology, Providence and Christian Scripture (Westminster John Knox, 2001), Isaiah 40-66 (New Interpreters Bible; Abingdon, July 2001), Seven Lasting Words (Westminster John Knox, 2001), Theological Exegesis (with Kathryn Greene-McCreight; Eerdmans, 1999), Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Eerdmans, 1997), Isaiah 1--39 (Interpretation Commentary Series; Westminster John Knox, 1993), Zion's Final Destiny: The Development of the Book of Isaiah (Fortress Press, 1991), Theology in Conflict (Walter de Gruyter, 1989).

The Rev. Dr. George Sumner

The Rev. Dr. George Sumner, Ph.D., Principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario.  He served as a missionary teacher in an Anglican theological college in Tanzania, as pastor on a native reserve, and as parish priest in a small town. He is an honorary assistant at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Toronto.  His teaching and research interests lie in the theology of missions, inter-religious dialogue, inculturation, Anglicanism, and the theology of ordination. His forthcoming works include Being Salt, and a theological commentary on the Book of Daniel, with its mission-friendly interest in the Gentiles.  Author:  The First and the Last: the Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions (2004), Unwearied Praises (2005) (co-author).  George and his wife Stephanie, a psychotherapist, have two children. He also enjoys playing squash and reveling in the now victorious Boston Red Sox. 

The Very Rev. Dr. Philip W. Turner III

The Very Rev. Dr. Philip W. Turner III, Ph.D. (Princeton), Dean ad interim, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, 2005-.  Born Winchester, Virginia 3 June 1935.  Educated at Washington & Lee University (AB 1958), Virginia Theological Seminary (BD 1961), Oxford University (Dipl. 1965), and Princeton University (MA 1973, PhD 1978).  Ordained Deacon and Priest, 1961.  Served as Missionary in Uganda, 1961-71; served on the faculty of Bishop Tucker College 1962-66 and Makerere College 1966-71. Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow 1971-74.  Faculty, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, 1974-79.  Faculty, General Theological Seminary, New York, 1980-91.  Dean, Berkeley Divinity School/Yale, 1991-98 and Dean Emeritus, 1998 to present.  Vice President of the Anglican Communion Institute.  Author:  Sex, Money & Power (Cowley, 1985), Editor, Men & Women: Sexual Ethics in Turbulent Times (Cowley, 1989), The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church (Morehouse, 1992).  He and his wife, the Rev. Elizabeth Anne Zarelli Turner, have one daughter.