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. 3, Summer

A Companion to Bede: A Reader's Commentary on the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
A Companion to Bede: A Reader's Commentary on The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. By J. Robert Wright. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008. x + 152 pp. $25.00 (cloth).In Saint Paul's Church in Jarrow, the chancel of which...
A Costly Freedom: A Theological Reading of Mark's Gospel
A Costly Freedom: A Theological Reading of Mark's Gospel. Bv Brendan Bvrne. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2008. 283 pp. $20.99 (paper).A Costly Freedom, Brendan Byrne's companion volume to his earlier commentaries on the synoptic gospels, is...
Catholic Social Justice: Theological and Practical Explorations
Catholic Social Justice: Theological and Practical Explorations. Edited by Philomena Cullen, Bernard Hoose, and Gerard Mannion. London: T&T Clark. 2007. 245 pp. $41.95 (paper).Seldom have I been both encouraged and challenged as much as 1 have by...
Contrasts and Fragments: An Exploration of James Cone's Theological Methodology
James H. Cone's work Black Theology and Black Power, considered by many the first major work of black theology in North America, still garners relatively little sustained attention from white North American theologians. In the opening section of this...
Earning, Deserving, and the Catechism's Understanding of Grace
"Grace is God's favor towards us, unearned and undeserved." So says the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer's Catechism (and a long theological tradition). This statement has two possible interpretations. On the one hand, if the Catechism means to equate...
Ecologics of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology
Ecologics of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology. By Willis Jenkins. New York: Oxford University' Press, 2008. 363 pp. $35.00 (cloth).Willis Jenkins's contribution to the growing field of books on ecotheology is unique because he draws...
Editor's Notes
"The ATR is a quarterly journal of theological reflection. In the spirit of sound learning that has been the hallmark of Anglican divinity, our aim is to foster scholarly excellence and thoughtful conversation in and for the church." That is the first...
Embracing the "Other" as an Extension of the Self: Muslim Reflections on the Epistle to the Hebrews 13:2
There is an urgent need for interfaith dialogue to get past cucumber sandwiches and samoosas to the real business of truly loving each other and embracing "the other" as an extension of ourselves. One way of moving interreligious dialogue to a higher...
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor. By Brad Gooch. New York: Little, Brown ami Company, 2009. 464 pp. S30.00 (cloth).As does ber fiction, so does Flaniiery O'Connors life present a mystery. She was at once deeply pious and scandalously witty, eminently...
Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace/Love That Does Justice
Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace. By Daniel G. Groody. Maryknoll, N. Y.: Orbis Books, 2007. 280 pp. $24.00 (paper).Love That Does Justice. By Thomas L. Schubeck. Maryknoll. N. Y.: Orbis Books, 2007. 211 pp. $20.00...
Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology
Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology. By Edwin Christian van Driel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 194 pp. $74.00 (cloth).In this terse yet exacting monograph, Edwin van Driel undertakes to fulfill three objectives. Most...
John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption
John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption. By David M. Craig. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2006. ? + 422 pp. $60.00 (cloth).John Ruskin (1819-1900) was one of the major figures of Victorian culture, highly influential as an art...
Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization
Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization. By Akbar Ahmed. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2007. 323 pp. $19.95 (paper).Willy-nilly, the Anglican Communion is awkwardly backing into the question of how to engage in meaningful interfaith...
"Moses Received the Torah at Sinai and Handed It On" (Mishnah Avot 1:1): The Relevance of the Written and Oral Torah for Christians
Rabbinic Judaism leaches that God gave the Torah to Moses at Sinai as both the oral law and written law. In contrast, Christianity historically has taught that Jesus Christ not only nullified the law but was hiniself the Lawgiver at Sinai. From passages...
Place-Making as Contemplative Practice
In an age of chronic and widespread displacement, the work of place-making-the discovery and cultivation of a sense of place-has gained new significance and meaning. In this essay, I propose to consider how place-making can he understood as a form of...
Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation
Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation. By Jonathan Lear. Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2006. 187 pp. $22.95 (cloth); $15.95 (paper).In this text, philosopher and psychoanalyst Jonathan Lear provides us a rare...
Richard Hooker on Anglican Integrity
It has been said that Richard Hooker invented Anglicanism. To the extent that this assessment is accurate, it is because Hooker strove, both in his early ministry and in his magnum opus, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, to reconcile divisions among...
States of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return
States of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return. By Alain Epp Weaver. Polyglossia: Radical Reformation Theologies. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2008. 214 pp. $18.99 (paper).Reflecting on his work with Palestinians who have been dispossessed...
The Hymn Disclosed
IPer te scimmis da Patrem,Noscamus atque Filium,Te utriusque SpiritimiCredamus omni tempore.Perpend, Eternal Sire, on this Thy race;Illumine our dour nescience, with grace:Forgive the sullen, willful ignoramus;Forgive the smug, the damfool, and the shameless.The...
The Power of God and the Gods of Power
The Power of God and the Gods of Power. By Daniel L. Migliore. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. ? + 141 pp. $19.95 (paper).This compact book, revised from his 1983 book The Power of God, presents Migliore's own reformulation of the...
The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church
The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church. Edited by Gerard Mannion and Lewis S. Mudge. New York & London: Routledge, 2008. xx + 684 pp. $199.00 (cloth).Since historical criticism of the BibIe came into prominence in the nineteenth century,...
Verleiblichung Und Synergie: Grundzuge der Bibelhermeneutik Bei Maximus Confessor
Verleiblichung und Synergie: Grundzuge der Bibelhermeneutik bei Maximus Confessor. By Assaad E. Kattan. Boston, Mass.: Brill Academic Pubiishers, 2003. 323 pp. $136.00 (cloth).This book is a most welcome addition to scholarship on Maximus the Confessor...