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. 84, No. 3, Summer

A History of the Church in Africa
A History of the Church in Africa. By Bengt Sundkler and Christopher Steed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xix + 1,232 pp. $ 140.00 (cloth). The late Bishop Bengt Sundkler (1909-1995) chalked up a number of firsts in his long career as a...
A Patristic Basis for a Theological Anthropology of Women in Their Distinctive Humanity
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted). As is well known, particular interest in the rights and social status of women has been shown in recent years by various international organizations. Past values, ideas, and behavioral stereotypes...
A Sketch of David Brown
Review Article If someone were to ask me "Who are the people likely to be leading the theological thinking of the Church of England in the next twenty years or so?' I would certainly include among them David Brown. He was born in 1948, and he currently...
Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux. By Gillian R. Evans. Great Medieval Thinkers Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. viii + 220 pp. $19.95 (paper). The expanse of time between the Patristic era and the Reformation remains for many in the Anglican communion...
Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith / Growing Up Religious: Christians and Jews and Their Journeys of Faith
Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith. By Sharon Duloz Parks. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. xiv + 261 pp. $23.95 (cloth). Growing Up Religious: Christians and Jews and their Journeys...
Christian Hope and Christian Life: Raids on the Inarticulate
Christian Hope and Christian Life: Raids on the Inarticulate. By Rowan A. Greer. New York: Crossroad/Herder & Herder, 2001. 282 pp. $24.95 (paper). First the disclaimer: Rowan Greer, professor of Anglican Studies (emeritus) at Yale University, was...
Common Considerations: The Orthodox-Old Catholic Consultation on the Role of Women in the Church and the Ordination of Women as an Ecumenical Issue: Preliminary Remarks
The "common considerations" printed below were passed in Konstancin, Poland, on December 13, 1996. They are the result of discussions among the parties who took part in the consultations. The discussions were initiated through the presentation of related...
Editor's Notes
Most of this issue is comprised of a very significant set of essays on a very significant topic. Though nearly all the churches of the Anglican Communion have arrived at and acted upon the judgment that priestly orders may be conferred on women, by no...
Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy, and Conflict Transformation
Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy, and Conflict Transformation. Edited by Raymond G. Helmick and Rodney L. Petersen. Foreword by Desmond M. Tutu. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press, 2001. vii + 440 pp. $34.95 (cloth);...
Gender and the Image of Christ
Translator's Preface These papers were first published in German in a 1998 supplementary volume to the Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift, under the title Bild Christi and Geschlecht: "Gemeinsame Uberlegungen" and Referate der Orthodox-Altkatholischen...
Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament
Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament. By Ellen F. Davis. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2001. x + 208 pp. $13.95 (paper). In this volume, based on sermons and lectures given over a period of fourteen years, Davis, now associate...
Gleanings: Reading at the Intersection of Culture and Faith: The Synapse and the Sacred
Books Discussed How the Brain Works. By Mark William Dubin, Ph.D. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Science, 2002. vii + 125 pp. $26.95 (paper). The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. By Antonio Damasio, M.D. San Diego and...
Good Eating
Good Eating. By Stephen H. Webb. The Christian Practice of Everyday Life Series. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2001. 272 pp. $21.99 (paper). In Good Eating, Stephen Webb offers a Christian framework for making sense of vegetarianism, Webb acknowledges...
Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life
Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life. By Frank Burch Brown. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. xx + 312 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Anyone familiar with discussions of "taste" and its disputability will find this book...
Greek Patristic Foundations for a Theological Anthropology of Women in Their Distinctiveness as Human Beings
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted) Arguments from theological anthropology play a not unimportant role in the debate about the ordination of women. Of what significance for the theology of ministry is the verse about human beings...
Handbook of Religion and Health
Handbook of Religion and Health. By Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough and David B. Larson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 712 pp. $65.00 (cloth). The sheer size of this book and its price may intimidate many parish clergy, and this would...
Hawksmoor's London Churches: Architecture and Theology
Hawksmoor's London Churches: Architecture and Theology. By Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2000. xix + 179 pp. $37.50 (cloth); $25.00 (paper). Between 1712 and 1731 Nicholas Hawksmoor, the great student...
In Memoriam: Gibson Winter, October 6, 1916-April 3, 2002
Gibson Winter's death on Easter Wednesday brought to an end a life's journey filled with passion and care. The father of four, and the grandfather of seven, he passed from this life held in the arms and embraced by the love of his wife of sixty years....
Living Faith Day by Day: How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Traditions Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern World
Living Faith Day by Day: How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Traditions Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern World. By Debra K. Farrington. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group/ Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000. x + 278 pp. $13.95 (paper). Who would have...
Missiology
Missiology, or mission studies, is a difficult field of study to capture through a single lens or focus. Generally not considered a "classical" discipline of the academy, missiology is a relatively new and multidisciplinary area of study. Students of...
Modernity and the Dilemma of North America Anglican Identities, 1880-1950
Modernity and the Dilemma of North American Anglican Identities, 1880-1950. By William H. Katerberg. McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. xii + 306 pp. $49.95 (cloth). In this...
Postmodern Interpretations of the Bible: A Reader
Postmodern Interpretations of the Bible: A Reader. Edited by A. K. M. Adam. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2001. xi + 277, $32.99 (paper). This reader, edited by A. K. M. Adam, associate professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary,...
Presidency at the Eucharist in the Context of the Theology of Icons: Questions about the Ecclesial Representation of Christ by the Priesthood
ProQuest Information and Learning: Greek characters omitted. Among the churches that have safeguarded the faith and order of the old, undivided church, and to a certain extent also within the ecumenical movement,1 there is a consensus that the bishop...
Presidency at the Eucharist in the Context of the Theology of Icons: Questions about the Ecclesial Representation of Christ by the Priesthood
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted.) Putting the Question Two arguments play an important role in the rejection of the ordination of women: one is the weight of tradition and the other the typological interpretation of the sacrament...
Rievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture, Memory
Rievaulx Abbey: Community, Architecture, Memory. By Peter Fergusson and Stuart Harrison, with contributions from Glyn Coppack. Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999. xii + 282...
Solitude: A Neglected Path to God
Solitude: A Neglected Path to God. By Christopher C. Moore. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2001. 166 pp. $12.95 (paper). Drawing from the roots of Anglicanism-Scripture, tradition, and reason-and from his own experience, Christopher Moore invites...
St. Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellectual Biography
St. Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellectual Biography. By John A. McGuckin. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2001. xxviii + 433 pp. $35.99 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). John McGuckin has done us a great service in bringing out a new critical...
Swords into Ploughshares: Arms into Art
Art Review Most art reviews would not begin with a statistic like this: seven million guns. According to the charity Christian Aid, seven million guns were left when Mozambique's civil war ended in 1992. It was a vicious war. A report from Christian...
The Common Worship Lectionary: A Scripture Commentary, Year A
The Common Worship Lectionary: A Scripture Commentary, Year A. Edited by Leslie Houlden and John Rogerson. London: SPCK, 2001. 291 pp., L20 (paper). This Scripture commentary has sought to be: (a) a "particular kind of help to those who must address...
The Emancipation of Women as a Challenge to the Church
It is an unquestionable fact that the astounding progress of the natural sciences at the end of the eighteenth century and the application of their findings to industry have changed human history in unparalleled ways. We can even speak of the beginning...
The Emancipation of Women as a Challenge to the Church
In the current debate about the question of the emancipation of women, I would first like to say something about the concept of "emancipation." At least in German usage, it has lost a great deal of its original significance. Its meaning has undergone...
The Eve-Mary Typology and Women in the Orthodox Church: Reconsidering Rhodes
The Rhodes Symposium It is necessary to establish this Orthodox presentation, which concerns the participation of women in the life of the Orthodox Church, within the context of the most authoritative and official response on this topic thus far, namely...
The Gender Aspects of Creation from a Theological, Christological, and Soteriological Perspective: An Exegetical Contribution
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text ommited.) My contribution focuses on a discussion of those biblical texts to which the ancient tradition of the church has constantly looked back in its statements about humanity in its differentiation...
The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period
The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period. Edited by G. R. Evans. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. xx + 383 pp. $76.95 (cloth); $39.95 (paper). This collection of twenty-two essays covering major medieval theologians, movements,...
The Message and the Kingdom: How Jesus and Paul Ignited a Revolution and Transformed the Ancient World
The Message and the Kingdom: How Jesus and Paul Ignited a Revolution and Transformed the Ancient World. By Richard A. Horsley and Neil Asher Silberman. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002. xi + 290 pp. $18.00 (paper). In this book Richard Horsley and Neil Silberman...
The Ordination of Women: A Contribution from Jungian Depth Psychology
The Relationship between Theology and Psychology Theology addresses itself, above all where revelation is under discussion, to "eternal truths," with their always valid essence, though in changing forms. Psychology addresses itself to the human soul...
The Ordination of Women in the Eyes of an Orthodox Woman
Since the beginning of the twentieth century women have argued energetically and extensively, on the basis of the principle of equal rights of women and men before the law, that there be equal opportunities and an equal participation in society, for...
The Question of the Ordination of Women in the Community of Churches
The question before us at first seems quite clear and straightforward: Does the ordination of women have consequences for the community of churches, and if so, what implications? But a closer look at the question brings its complexity to light. So, to...
The Question of Women in Church Tradition
ProQuest Information & Learning foreign text omitted. (...) "Women's issues" appear in many forms today, having to do with the place and role of women in society, in the church, in history, in culture; and in the relationship between men and women....
The Typologies of Adam-Christ and Eve-Mary, and Their Relationship to One Another
(ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign Text Omitted) The two typologies "Adam-Christ" and "Eve-Mary" have, within the context of systematic thought, been brought into the discussion of the place of men and women in the church. In the Old Catholic...
Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings / Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization
Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings. Edited by Robert Ellsberg. Modern Spiritual Masters Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001. x + 163 pp. $15.00 (paper). Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization. By Robert...
Transforming Fire: Women Using Anger Creatively
Transforming Fire: Women Using Anger Creatively. By Kathleen Fischer. New York and Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1999. vi + 201 pp. $14.95 (paper). Anyone who has ever struggled with anger will find Kathleen Fischer's Transforming Fire a thought-provoking...
Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2
Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2. By Steve Stockman. Lake Mary, Fla.: Relevant Books, 2001. ii + 197 pp. $13.99 (paper). Most readers of the Anglican Theological Review are probably more conversant with postmodern philosophy or post-liberal theology...
Women in the Work of the Chruch: An Exegetical Contribution to the New Testament
ProQuest Information & Learning foreign text omitted (...) For a start I have to say that, because of a postal delay I received the theme for this paper only recently. Under these circumstances the only thing I could do was to present segments of...
Zen Gifts to Christians
Zen Gifts to Christians. By Robert E. Kennedy. New York and London: Continuum, 2000. xii + 131 pp. 10 black and white drawings. $19.95 (cloth). Robert Kennedy is one of only a handful of men who are, at one and the same time, Roman Catholic priests and...