About Author: Anna Blanch

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Anna M. Blanch is a regular contributor to Transpositions. She is Australian by birth, and inclination, Anna grew up surrounded by the Australian bush, a large extended family, bush poetry, and sport. Anna is currently writing her PhD in Theology and Literature. She finds photography, enjoying her environment and its fruits, and being in community bring her joy.

Posts by Anna Blanch

  • Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. (Isaiah 54:2) Church buildings can be places of comfort and hope; and as […]

    Gatekeepers and ‘Bad’ Church Art

    Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. (Isaiah 54:2) Church buildings can be places of comfort and hope; and as […]

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  • From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know it, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first fruits of the Spirit, we too […]

    Through Stained Glass Dimly Lit

    From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know it, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first fruits of the Spirit, we too […]

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  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams recently published a compact volume reflecting on the theological riches of Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, titled The Lion’s World: A journey into the heart of Narnia (SPCK, 2012). This book has been chosen to serve as […]

    Reflecting on the Lion’s World during Lent: Scripture and Literature in Conversation

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams recently published a compact volume reflecting on the theological riches of Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, titled The Lion’s World: A journey into the heart of Narnia (SPCK, 2012). This book has been chosen to serve as […]

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  • I’ve been intrigued by the This is Our City project for a while now. This is Our City is a multi-year initiative of Christianity Today that seeks to document the way Christians are changing the cities in which they live. […]

    Drawing Cities: Art and Urban Place-Making

    I’ve been intrigued by the This is Our City project for a while now. This is Our City is a multi-year initiative of Christianity Today that seeks to document the way Christians are changing the cities in which they live. […]

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  • A shopping centre may seem like an odd place to locate a reflection on the season of Advent. But, see this as an attempt to glimpse the divine in the everyday. Most people spend only a couple of hours here […]

    Advent in the Mall

    A shopping centre may seem like an odd place to locate a reflection on the season of Advent. But, see this as an attempt to glimpse the divine in the everyday. Most people spend only a couple of hours here […]

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  • Charles LaPorte. Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 304 pp., £39.95/$45.00 cloth. LaPorte is one of the most incisive voices among those involved in not just arguing for a reevaluation of the role and relevance of […]

    Review: Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible

    Charles LaPorte. Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 304 pp., £39.95/$45.00 cloth. LaPorte is one of the most incisive voices among those involved in not just arguing for a reevaluation of the role and relevance of […]

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  • “At best reading theological texts alongside literature is illuminating”  – Susan Felch [1] When working in the interdisciplinary contexts, the hazards and pitfalls of crossing thresholds, mapping contested territories and speaking in the grammars (often not interchangeable) of two distinct […]

    Across thresholds: the “and” in theology (religion) and literature

    “At best reading theological texts alongside literature is illuminating”  – Susan Felch [1] When working in the interdisciplinary contexts, the hazards and pitfalls of crossing thresholds, mapping contested territories and speaking in the grammars (often not interchangeable) of two distinct […]

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