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. 88, No. 4, Fall

A Commerce of Moments
A Commerce of Moments. By Sofia M. Starnes. Columbus, Ohio: Pavement Saw Press, 2003. 88 pp. $12.00 (paper).Winner of the editor's prize in the Transcontinental Poetry Award for an Outstanding First-book Collection, Sofia M. Starnes's A Commerce of Moments...
A Concise History of Christian Doctrine
A Concise History of Christian Doctrine, by Justo L. González. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 2005. 220 pp. $16.80 (paper).Justo González has spent a lifetime distilling with great success the history of Christian life and doctrine for the interested...
A Ministry Shaped by Mission
A Ministry Shaped by Mission, By Paul Avis. London: T & T Clark International, 2005. xvi + 131 pp. $29.95 (paper).Over the last few decades, in Episcopal/Anglican and wider ecumenical circles, discussions of the nature of Christian mission, or more...
Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom
Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom, by David Bradshaw, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 312 pp. $59.93 (cloth).As the subtitle of the book indicates, Bradshaw attempts to explain the division...
Aspects of Anglican Identity
Aspects of Anglican Identity. By Colin Podmore. London: Church House Publishing, 2005. v-xi +196 pp. $28.86 (paper).Anglican life is going through a period of tremendous change with the ordination of women in the Church of England and Gene Robinson's...
Augustine and Modernity
Augustine and Modernity, By Michael Hanby. Radical Orthodoxy Series. New York: Routledge, 2003. xii + 292 pp. $120.00 (cloth); $39.95 (paper).Augustine and Modernity joins the corpus of Augustinian scholarship fighting over the soul of Augustine. The...
Augustine of Hippo: Father of Christian Psychology
Classical Christianity is thoroughly psychological. Augustine was the first person to write psychologically by sharing his personal struggle to know, love, and enjoy God. He set up the framework wherein this struggle is the basic issue of human life...
Christ Is the Question
Christ Is the Question. By Wayne A. Meeks. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. x + 166 pp. $12.97 (paper).This is not a typical treatment of the historical Jesus. Nonetheless, in this book, which originated as lectures at Emory given...
Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers
Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers. By Laura K. Simmons. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2005. 222 pp. $19.99 (paper).Dorothy L. Savers is most commonly recognized as a great writer of detective fiction,...
Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness
Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness. By Kathryn Greene-McCreight. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2006. 176 pp. $16.99 (paper).This thoughtful and engaging hook addresses the fissure between medical and theological...
Editor's Notes
Scripture, tradition, reason. Hooker said. When one reads Hooker's notes, it's clear that a wide-ranging and varied gathering of texts and practices comprise "tradition," which Hooker then interprets in response to the matters and concerns facing him....
Evelyn Underhill's Quest for the Holy: A Lifetime Journey of Personal Transformation
"What is it to be holy?" This question fashioned Evelyn Underhill's life. The young Underhill struggled with lack of intimacy and a disembodied spirituality. Her arduous spiritual searching drove her from pursuing magic, to a meticulous empirical study...
Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming
Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. By Catherine Keller. London and New York: Routledge, 2003. xx + 307 pp. $25.95 (paper).In her eloquently written book, Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, Catherine Keller argues that how we conceive of...
God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys
God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys. By Catherine Keller. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2005. xii + 184 pp. $22.00 (paperback).From end to beginning and back, unending apocalypse and open-ended creation without given finalities or pure...
Julian's Audacious Reticence: Perichoresis and the Showings
Julian of Norwich's "Showings" manifests a number of characteristics commonly held to be intrinsic to a distinctively Anglican spirituality, not least a long-recognized tendency toward reticence. Her profound Trinitarianism has also been accorded much...
Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness
Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness by Joseph L Mangina. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. 208 pp. $29.95 (paper)."As an aside" Joseph Mangina writes in a revealing endnote, "a whole essay could be written comparing the many...
"Like a Gleaming Flash": Matthew 6:22-23, Luke 11:34-36 and the Divine Sense in Origen
While the modern maxim says that the eye is the window of the soul, Jesus said that the eye is the lamp of the body. This essay relates one of the more opaque Gospel sayings to one of the distinctive themes of Origen's spiritual theology. In his interpretation...
Living Easter through the Year: Making the Most of the Resurrection
Living Easter through the Year: Making the Most of the Resurrection. By John Pritchard. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2005. 160 pp. $12.95 (paper).Anglican Bishop John Pritchard of Jarrow takes on the task of representing Easter to a people...
Modernity and the Dilemma of North American 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: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. 306 pp. $60.00 (cloth).The Anglican Communion may...
Paul Tillich and Psychology: Historic and Contemporary Exploration in Theology, Psychotherapy, and Ethics
Paul Tillich and Psychology: Historic and Contemporary Exploration in Theology, Psychotherapy, and Ethics. By Terry D. Cooper. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2006. 222 pages. $30.00 (paper).This book examines the relationship between the work of...
Poetics for the Gospels? Rethinking Narrative Criticism
Poetics for the Gospels? Rethinking Narrative Criticism. By Petri Merenlahti. London and New York: T & T Clark, 2002. xi + 174 pp. $49.95 (paper).This insightful book seeks to take stock of a shift in biblical studies toward narrative criticism since...
Powers of Diaspora: Two Essays on the Relevance of Jewish Culture
Powers of Diaspora: Two Essays on the Relevance of Jewish Culture. By Jonathan Boyarin and Daniel Boyarin. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 2002. 188 pp. $55.00 (textbook binding). $18.50 (paper)."Diaspora," along with the closely related...
Radical Hospitality: Benedict's Way of Love
Radical Hospitality: Benedict's Way of Love. By Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2002. xxxviii + 233 pp. $16.95 (paper).In conversation with a post-9/11 America overcome with fear and increasingly wary of the stranger,...
"Roomy Hearts" in a "More Spacious World": Origen of Alexandria and Ellen Davis on the Song of Songs
This paper compares the exegesis of the Song of Songs done by Origen of Alexandria and Ellen Davis of Duke Divinity School. Once it would have been nearly impossible to make a fruitful comparison between a patristic exegete and a modern one. Now, convergences...
The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth's Theology
The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth's Theology. By Eberhard Busch. Translated by Geoffrey W Bromiley. Edited by Judith and Darrell Guder. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2004. 302pp. $18.27 (cloth).Nearly a half-century has passed since Karl...
The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value
The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value. By John Cottingham. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii + 186 pp. $24.99 (paper).John Cottingham's The Spiritual Dimension is a genteel manifesto. It argues that the philosophy...
The Theological Legacy of Maurice Wiles
The Theological Legacy of Maurice WilesThe death of Maurice Wiles on June 3, 2005, deprived British and indeed international theology of one of the ablest and best-known Christian teachers and thinkers of our time. This article is primarily written to...
The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event
The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event. By John D. Caputo. Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2006. 299 pp. $24.95 (paper).The concept of the event has been gaining currency in philosophical circles in recent years, most...
William Stringfellow in Anglo-American Perspective
William Stringfellow in Anglo-American Perspective. Edited by Anthony Dancer. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2005. 200 pp. $94.95 (cloth).Ardent critic of imperial America and the institutional church, William Stringfellow...