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. 91, No. 2, Spring

A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church
A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church. By Franz Diinzl. Translated by John Bowden. New York: T & T Clark Ltd., 2007. 148 pp. $26.95 (paper).Franz Dünzl condenses some three hundred years of complex theological debate...
After the Spirit: A Constructive Pneumatology from Resources outside the Modern West
After the Spirit: A Constructive Pneumatology from Resources Outside the Modern West. By Eugene F. Rogers, Jr. Radical Traditions: Theology in a Postcritical Key. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005. 251 pp. $24.00 (paper).If you want...
Celebrating the Eucharist: A Practical Ceremonial Guide for Clergy and Other Liturgical Ministers
Celebrating the Eucharist: A Practical Ceremonial Guide for Clergy and Other Liturgical Ministers. By Patrick Malloy. New York: Church Publishing, 2007. ix + 218 pp. $25.00 (paper).A book claiming its roots in pastoral experience as much as academic...
Editor's Notes
Hoping, longing for renewal, Percy Bysshe Shelley asked the west wind, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" As I write this, in February in the upper Midwest, Shelley's rhetorical question sounds either mocking or embittered. But by the time...
"For God So Loved the World": An Incarnational Ecology
In an age where ecological devastation threatens our very existence, Christian theology can send us mixed messages about our relation to the earth. Revisiting the doctrine of the Incarnation and the two natures of Jesus as explicated in the Council of...
God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Worship and Drama
God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Worship and Drama. By David Brown. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 288 pp. $49.95 (cloth).This is the final volume in a theological trilogy. The first, God and Enchantment of Place, examined...
God and the Excluded: Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology
God and the Excluded: Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology. ByJoergRieger. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2001. 241 pp. $21.00 (paper).Joerg Rieger, Professor of Systematic Theology at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist...
Hearing Past the Pain: Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology
Hearing Past the Pain: Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology. By Jon Nilson. New York and Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2007. 120 pp. $16.95 (paper).Black theology emerged as a major voice in constructive theology with the publication of...
Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels
Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. By Pheme Perkins. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. xvi + 312 pp. $28.00 (cloth).The audience for which this book is intended is serious lay readers, theological students, and even clergy who...
Learning from Left Behind? A Call for Coherent Accounts of Scripture
This article explores key theological themes that inform the popular fiction series Left Behind, and argues that these dispensational doctrines are subverted by a canonical or holistic reading of Scripture. The essay begins with an intriguing illustration...
Magisterium: Teacher and Guardian of the Faith
Magisterium: Teacher and Guardian of the Faith. By Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Introductions to Catholic Doctrine. Naples, Fla.: Sapientia Press, 2007. x + 209 pp. $21.95 (paper).Avery Dulles s Magisterium is perhaps the clearest, most concise and comprehensive...
Opening the Table: The Body of Christ and God's Prodigal Grace
This article, a theologically thick description of opening the eucharistic table to all, is rooted in Aidan Kavanaugh's conviction that liturgical theology is primarily that "knowledge" of God generated by the encounter of Christian congregations with...
Public Reason and Public Theology: How the Church Should Interfere
Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple wrote that the Christian is in the awkward position of being a member of two societies, the church and the state, and that this dual citizenship creates problems. On the one hand, the Christian faith is a divine...
Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God. By Joe Perez. Boston, Mass. and London: Integral/Shambhala, 2007. xviii + 328 pp. $16.95 (paper).This autobiographical writing by a formerly Roman...
The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles
The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Captivity Epistles. By Ben Witherington. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2007. 382 pp. $38.00 (paper).In this seventh volume in his series of socio-rhetorical...
The Mystery of Death
The Mystery of Death. By Dorothee Soelle. Translated by Nancy Lukens-Rumscheidt and Martin Lukens-Rumscheidt. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2007. 146 pp. $16.00 (cloth).When Dorothee Soelle died in April 2003 at the age of 73, she had written thirty...
Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God
Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God. By Peter M. Candler, Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006. 190 pp. $26.00 (paper).In future theological writings, so much that the twentieth century...
The Origins of Modernity: An Alternate Interpretation of Western Cultural History
The mission of the church requires an understanding of the contemporary cultural context of the church. This essay contrasts two interpretations of the origin and history of this context. The first finds the foundation of all the achievements of Western...
To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church
To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church. By Craig Hovey. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2008. 160 pp. $21.99 (paper).In the student lounge at Virginia Theological Seminary hangs an artistic rendering of the martyrdom of thirty-two...
Wideawake Field
Wideawake Field. By Eliza Griswold. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 76 pp. $23.00 (paper).It is reported that the poet Randall Jarrell gave up his job as literary editor of The Nation because he felt that so many of the poems submitted to...