Anglican Theological Review

The Anglican Theological Review is a quarterly journal devoted to theological reflection. The Anglican Theological Review includes peer-reviewed essays and articles of interest to the Anglican community, including articles on the arts, philosophy, and sciences.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 3, Summer

Anglican Identity and the Missio Dei: Implications for the American Convocation of Churches in Europe
When a Mission Consultation for the Convocation of American Churches in Europe was initially conceived, few envisioned that Europe and the Church would be in such an important time of change and conflict, transition and turmoil. In the Convocation many...
Anglicanism: A Global Communion / Michael Lapsley, Priest and Partisan: A South African Journey
Anglicanism: A Global Communion. Edited by Andrew Wingate, Kevin Ward, Carrie Pemberton, and Wilson Sitshebo. New York: Church Publishing, 1998. xx + 416 pp. $27.50 (paper). Michael Lapsley, Priest and Partisan: A South African Journey. By Michael Worsnip....
Anxious Angels: A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism
Anxious Angels: A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism. By George Pattison. New York: St. Martin's Press/London: Macmillan Press, 1999. xv + 285 pp. $59.95 (cloth). George Pattison, author of several books on Kierkegaard, presents here an argument...
Ascetisism
Asceticism. Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush and Richard Valantasis, with the assistance of Gay L. Byron and William S. Love. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. xxxiii + 638 pp. $125.00 (cloth). This volume collects papers from an interdisciplinary...
Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia
Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. il + 902 pp. $75.00 (cloth). This volume, superbly edited by a Roman Catholic scholar and Augustinian monk...
Behold the Man! an Anthropological Comparison of the Christologies of John Macquarrie and of Wolfhart Pannenberg
Behold the Man! An Anthropological Comparison of the Christologies of John Macquarrie and of Wolf hart Pannenberg. By Marion Lars Hendrickson. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998. ix + 104 pp. $32.50 (cloth). This published version of Hendrickson's...
Biblical and Constitutional Interpretation and the Role of Originalism in Sixteenth and Twentieth-Century Societies
word (word) n. Abbr. Wd. 1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning .... (American Heritage Dictionary) Words are symbols, symbols that only represent meaning. They...
Christian Ethics: An Introduction
Christian Ethics: An Introduction. Edited by Bernard Hoose. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. xiii + 337 pp. $ 29.95 (paper). This collection of essays successfully fulfills its stated purpose of communicating some of the shifts of emphasis in...
Editor's Notes
As I write these notes for the Summer issue of the ATR, I am also working on another consultation for the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church-one of my jobs as his canon theologian. Readers of the journal will know of the Presiding Bishop's consultation...
Embracing Travail: Retrieving the Cross Today
Embracing Travail: Retrieving the Cross Today. By Cynthia S. W Crysdale. New York: Continuum, 1999. 208 pp. $24.95 (cloth). At the end of Embracing Travail, a new constructive ethical/theological work on the atonement, Cynthia Crysdale tells a poignant...
Essential Reading
Asked to contribute a set of suggestions for current theological reading, I find myself, at the point of writing, uncertain how to proceed. A list of favorite books would scarcely do, especially since many of my favorites, consulted and reread frequently,...
Ethnohomophobia?
In 1998, the year of the Lambeth Conference, I was living in the Diocese of Ankama, located in rural Uganda, teaching in a seminary for the Church of Uganda (Anglican)1. Living in a Banyankama village during a time in which homosexuality was becoming,...
Fatherhood and the Conception of God in Early Greek Christian Literature
As the evidence of the New Testament makes clear, Christians had referred to God as Father from the earliest days of the faith. But quite what the early church meant to convey by calling God "Father" is not certain. It was not until the fourth century...
Gregory of Nyssa
Gregory of Nyssa. By Anthony Meredith, S.J. The Early Church Fathers Series. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. ix + 166 pp. $85.00 (cloth). This, the fifth volume in the series titled "The Early Church Fathers," supplies an introduction to the life...
Kingdom Come: Preliminaries for a Relational Theology of Hope
What is the Christian hope? The most complete answer to that question requires its restatement: Who is the Christian hope? The Christian hope is personally offered and personally received in the context of community. Hope is not just a thing, a fantasy,...
Knowing with the Heart: Religious Experience and Belief in God
Knowing with the Heart: Religious Experience and Belief in God. By Roy Clouser. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. 192 pp. $12.99 (paper). This is an accessible book, written in dialogue style. Clouser imagines himself in conversation with...
Marks of the Body of Christ
Marks of the Body of Christ. Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W Jenson. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xii + 167 pp. $18.00 (paper). In a concentrated drive to invigorate comfortable churches, Carl Braaten and Robert...
Mending the Heart
Mending the Heart. By John Claypool. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1999. xvii + 68 pp. $8.95 (paper). John Claypool has taken the cornerstone of his teaching about the relationship between pastoral care and preaching and formulated that same teaching...
Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies: A Ceremonial Guide
Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies: A Ceremonial Guide. By Leonel L. Mitchell. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1998. xii + 132 pp. $14.95 (paper). In this ceremonial guide Mitchell helps the reader to construct occasional and pastoral offices, expands...
Praying with Icons
Praying with Icons. By James H. Forest. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1998. xx + 170 pp. illus. $16.00 (paper). On the north wall of my study is a large framed poster of one of the earliest extant icons of Christ, from Saint Catherine's Monastery...
Questions for Ecclesiastes
Questions for Ecclesiastes. By Mark Jarman. Ashland, Oregon: Story Line Press, 1998. 100 pp. $22.00 (cloth); $10.00 (paper). My three-and-a half year old son looked up at me from his tricycle one afternoon and asked with a smile, "Where is God?" He smiled...
Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity
Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity. By Elizabeth A. Clark. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999. xiii + 420 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $21.95 (paper). Anyone who looks through book catalogues will note that commentaries...
Religion and Social Justice
Religion and Social Justice. By Shivesh C. Thakur. Library of Philosophy and Religion Series. London: Macmillan Press/New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. vii + 145 pp. L37.50/$49.95 (cloth). Shivesh C. Thakur (B.A., M.A., Patna University, India; Ph.D.,...
Saint Paul Returns to the Movies: Triumph over Shame
Saint Paul Returns to the Movies: Triumph Over Shame. By Robert Jewett. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. x + 221 pp. $14.00 (paper). The title of Robert Jewett's sequel to Saint Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue...
Seeing the Word
Last fall, I went icon shopping in Jerusalem with several members of my congregation who were on pilgrimage in the Holy Lands. We were looking for an image to use as a focus for meditation in our celebrations of Taize Evensong. Icon shopping in the Middle...
South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Final Report
South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Final Report. By the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 5 vols. Cape Town: Juta and Co., 1999. International editions by Macmillan, London for the United Kingdom and for the Americas,...
The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety
The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety. By Timothy F. Sedgwick, Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xiii + 161 pp. $15.00/9.99 (paper). Timothy Sedgwick will already be well known to readers of the ATR...
The College Student's Introduction to the Trinity
The College Students Introduction to the Trinity. By Lynne Faber Lorenzen. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999. 114 pp. $11.95 (paper). This study provides an interesting and significant synthesis of trinitarian theology drawn from Eastern Christianity...
The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality
The Heart is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality. By William Sloane Coffin. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1999. x + 81 pp. $15.95 (cloth). During the "Preppie" craze of the early 1980s, a little book called Climbing gave tips...
The Mirror of Simple Souls
The Mirror of Simple Souls. By Margaret Porette. Translated from the French by Edmund Colledge, O.S.A., J. C. Marler, and Judith Grant. Foreword by Kent Emery, Jr. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999. lxxvi + 209 pp. $24.00 (paper)....
The Scandal of the Cross: Revisiting Anselm and His Feminist Critics
Anselm of Canterbury, eleventh-century theologian, monk and Church hierarch, is arguably the major figure in the theological road from Augustine to Aquinas. His Cur Deus Homo, a treatise on the incarnation and redemption, is one of the most influential...
Things Seen and Unseen / the Presence of Absence
Things Seen and Unseen. By Nora Gallagher. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 241 pp. $23.00 (cloth); $12.00 (paper). The Presence of Absence. By Doris Grumbach. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. xii + 126 pp. $18.00 (cloth). In the late 1980s, West Coast journalist...
We Believe: A Prayer Book Based on the Augsburg Confession
We Believe: A Prayer Book Based on the Augsburg Confession. By Richard F. Bansemer. Reflections by Walter R. Bouman. Delhi, New York: The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1999. viii + 148 pp. $9.50 (cloth). This little devotional book from the Lutherans...
Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?
Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? Edited by Stephen C. Barton. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1999. xxiv + 388 pp. $37.95 (paper). This book is in two sections, the first dealing with Wisdom in Israel and the Church, the second, Wisdom in Contemporary Philosophy,...
Why Are We Here? Everyday Questions and the Christian Life
Why Are We Here? Everyday Questions and the Christian Life. Edited by Ronald F. Thiemann and William C. Placher. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998. viii + 166 pp. $15.00 (paper). This important collection of essays seeks to draw out the...
Woman, Faith, and Ambiguity
Because I have been working recently on the origin of Mariology in relation to Christian views of womanhood, the books I have read over the last few months have been chiefly about women. Ingrid Maisch's Mary Magdalen: The Image of a Woman through the...