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Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

A Festschrift in Honor of Archbishop Antje Jackelén

  • Jennifer Baldwin


  • Presents a kaleidoscope of theological reflection

  • Is the only Festschrift to honor Antje Jackelén

  • Combines studies of Jackelén’s work with discussions of a wide range of topical issues


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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189

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

About the editors

Jennifer Baldwin, PhD, LCPC is Executive and Clinical Director at Grounding Flight Wellness Center and Instructor at Elmhurst College. She holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology with an emphasis in Religion and Science from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, two Masters degrees in theology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is also the founder, director, and editor of Vertical Exploration Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research and publication of Aerial Movement Arts.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows
  • Book Subtitle A Festschrift in Honor of Archbishop Antje Jackelén
  • Editors Jennifer Baldwin
  • Series Title Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of Europ. Society for Study of Sci., Theology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23942-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79559-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23944-6
  • Series ISSN 2364-5717
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-5725
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Religious Studies, general
    Philosophy of Religion
    Sociology of Culture
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