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The Reverend Alexander Ross

The Reverend Alexander Ross

Associate Dean & Bye-Fellow, Emmanuel College

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Global Anglican Ecclesiastical Polity


Emmanuel College:
Associate Dean & Bye-Fellow

Research Interests

"A Glorious and Salutiferous Oeconomy...?" - An ecclesiological enquiry into metropolitical jurisdiction and provincial polity in the Anglican Communion

Supervisor: Dr Rowan Williams

Key Publications

Struggle for Supremacy: Authority and Polity in the Anglican Communion. Forthcoming Research Monograph to be published by SCM Press, 2020.

“Platypus Paddling in International Waters: A Theological Reflection on Anglican Representation at the United Nations in New York.”  International Journal of Practical Theology 20, No 1 (June 2016), 97-115

“Gaping Gaps? Implications of the ‘Bible in the Life of the Church’ Project for bridging the Anglican Hermeneutic Divide.” Journal of Anglican Studies 12, No 2 (2014), 143-164. Published online by Cambridge University Press 17th April 2013

Other Publications

“Messy Church in the Diocese of Melbourne” a report commissioned by the Bishop Perry Institute written jointly with the Reverend Kirsty Ross. 

“The Book of Common Prayer and Anglican Identity: An Australian Perspective.” Faith and Worship, no. 72 (Easter, 2013).

Book Reviews:

Review of Charles Sherlock, “Words and The Word: Case Studies in Using Scripture” Journal of Anglican Studies 12, no 2 (2014), 249-251. Published online by Cambridge University Press 6th January 2014.

Conference Presentations:

“A Double-Minded Man: Unstable in all his ways?  Discerning the ‘Mind of the Church’ within Anglicanism,” Jessie Nicholson Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Australian Church Union, 10th February 2014.

“Clothed Communion or Naked Autonomy: What place is there for Provincial Autonomy within the Anglican Communion,” delivered at the Open Anglicanism Study Day at Whitelands College, Roehampton University, 14th February 2013.

“A Temple with Four Pillars on the World Stage: Constructing a theological framework for Christian engagement with the international community at the United Nations,” delivered at the Society for the Study of Theology Postgraduate Conference at the University of Cambridge, 3rd-4th December 2012

Invited to participate in final Working Group meeting of the Anglican Communion’s “Bible in the Life of the Church” project and contributed to drafting of final report: “Deep Engagement, Fresh Discovery”, 2011-12


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