Professor emeritus Bryan Spinks continues teaching and research in retirement

August 23, 2023

There’s no stopping professor emeritus, Bryan Spinks, who continues to stay busy with his research and teaching, in spite of his “retirement” from the ISM just over a year ago. Over the last few months, he has engaged in research in churches in Essex, England, as well as in Barbados, where he worked on Book of Common Prayer of the Province of the West Indies at Codrington College.

He has an entry on “Language and Doctrine” in the forthcoming Handbook to the Book of Common Prayer, and an essay “The  1662 Book of Common Prayer and its Adaptation in Eighteenth century Rational Dissent” in a collection edited by Kazimierz Bem. In May he gave a presentation to the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, “Updates and Reflections on the Eucharistic Prayer since the International Anglican Consultation Dublin Report 1995” which has been published in the Journal of Anglican Studies (2023). “Perceptual Rivalry; Another View of the Anaphoral Epiclesis” has been accepted for publication in Ecclesia Orans, which is a response to an article by Nathan Chase which appeared in the same journal.  He also attended the Societas Liturgica Conference in Maynooth, Ireland in August, and  will be giving a paper on “Contextualizing Luther’s Formula Missae and the Roman canon missae then and now, and some possible implications” at the  Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Seminary at Fort Wayne in November. He has also reviewed books for the Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Uwe Michael Lang, The Roman Mass) and the Journal of British Studies ( Lucy Kaufman, A People’s Reformation).