The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church announces election of the Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook to be the sixth Editor of Anglican and Episcopal History, its peer-reviewed journal. Her tenure will follow Dr. Ed Bond who has served as Editor since 2007. One purpose of the Historical Society is promotion of the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. Published quarterly since 1932, the journal aids this purpose and is a vehicle for publication throughout the Anglican Communion.
Kujawa-Holbrook is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty of Claremont School of Theology. She holds degrees from Marquette University, Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard Divinity School, Episcopal Divinity School, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. from Boston College. She is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and serves as a professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House. An author of thirteen books, numerous articles, training manuals, curricula, and reviews, she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She worked for the Episcopal Church in education and ministries with young people. She has been Book Review Editor of Anglican and Episcopal History since 2010.
“My interest in this position is to play a role in defining the field and in setting the stage for the next generation of scholars, practitioners, and interested readers in Anglican and Episcopal History” Kujawa-Holbrook said. She noted that “after a generation in theological education, I am well aware that many of the supports that used to be in place for faculty, emerging scholars, and practitioners are no longer there.” Recognizing a shifting environment, she observes “it is a crucial time to work toward a sustainable future by cultivating research, writing, teaching, and practice in historical studies related to our unique branch of the Christian tradition. All that the journal and our historical organizations do is an investment in the field, integral to sharing the extraordinary richness and depth of our tradition.”
To ensure a smooth transition, Kujawa-Holbrook will work with retiring Editor Bond over the next two issues. Additional information about Anglican and Episcopal History may be found at hsec.us/aeh.