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. 89, No. 4, Fall

A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African American Catholic Community
A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African American Catholic Community. By Mary E. McGann, R.S.C.J. Virgil Michel series. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2004. 326 pp. $29.95 (paper).Winner of the Catholic Press Association's 2005...
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Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition/The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy
Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition. By J. Daryl Charles. Downers Grove, 111.: InterVarsity Press, 2005. 196 pp. $16.00 (paper).The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy. By Daniel C. Maguire. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress...
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Courtroom Dramas: A Pauline Alternative for Conflict Management
The tendency among many in the Episcopal Church today to use litigation or the threat of litigation as a weapon in ongoing conflicts between members is not a new one. Careful examination of 1 Corinthians 6:1-11, an oft-neglected passage, reveals the...
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Editor's Notes
In July of this year, the National Council of Churches of Christ gathered some 300 representatives of member churches in Oberlin, Ohio, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Faith and Order movement in the US. The conference, titled "On Being...
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Electing Our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders
Electing our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose its Leaders. By Joseph F. O'Callaghan. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. 208 pp. $21.95 (paper).Recently bishops the world over have received enormous criticism both for their policies...
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God Who Sows the Seed and Gives the Growth: Anselm's Theology of the Holy Spirit
Anselm understood the Holy Spirit as the engine of teleological fulfillment for the Triune God. Within the Godhead, the Holy Spirit is the "affection of mutual love" by which the divine Memory and Understanding are made dynamic and kept from being "idle...
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Joy to the Father, Bliss to the Son: Unity and the Motherhood Theology of Julian of Norwich
This article explores the deeply Trinitarian nature of the motherhood theology in Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love. In her primary theological metaphor, Julian describes Christ as our true mother, the model of perfect, nurturing, sustaining...
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Light in a Burning-Glass: A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer's Theology
Light in a Burning-Glass: A Systematic Presentation of Austin Farrer's Theology. By Robert Boak Slocum. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2007. ix + 132 pp. $34.95 (cloth).Both Robert Boak Slocum and Austin Farrer (1904-1968) should...
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Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection
Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection. By Samuel Wells. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2007. 192 pp. $14.99 (paper).This latest work by Samuel Wells, which was chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury as his Lenten book for 2007,...
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Prophecy, End-Times, and American Apocalypse: Reclaiming Hope for Our World
Americans today are fascinated by apocalyptic visions and predictions, as seen in the Left Behind series and various analyses of political conflict and natural disaster. Even political and theological moderates have noted a sense of things coming to...
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The Asian Jesus
The Asian Jesus. By Michael Amaladoss, S.J. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2006. xi + 180 pp. $22.00 (paper).Always the mission of the gospel requires connecting the good news of Christ to the culture in which it is being proclaimed. Nowhere does this...
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The Church: Signs of the Spirit and Signs of the Times. Volume 5: The Christian Story: A Pastoral Systematics
The Church: Signs of the Spirit and Signs of the Times. Volume 5: The Christian Story: A Pastoral Systematics. By Gabriel Fackre. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. xv + 185 pp. $22.00 (paper).Gabriel Fackre is the Abbot Professor...
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The Fate of Communion: The Agony of Anglicanism and the Future of a Global Church
The Fate of Communion: The Agony of Anglicanism and the Future of a Global Church. By Ephraim Radner and Philip Turner. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. xiii + 306 pp. $25.00 (paper).Buy this book and read it. It is an essential...
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The Final Judgment: Sunrise of Christ's Liberating Justice
Our lives are shaped in part by our expectations for the future-our hope and our anxieties. In the current US context, the pursuit of happiness, the prevalence of anxiety, and the will to power together stimulate apocalyptic fantasies and an accompanying...
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The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther and Barth on Homo Incurvatus in Se
The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther and Barth on Homo Incurvatus in Se. By Matt Jenson. London and New York: T & T Clark, Ltd., 2007. 224 pp. $39.95 (paper); $130.00 (cloth).Currently, there is a broad consensus in theological anthropology for...
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The Lives of the Northern Saints
The Lives of the Northern Saints. By Aelred of Rievaulx. Translated by Jane Patricia Freeland, Introduction and annotations by Marsha L. Dutton. Cistercian Fathers Series, Volume 71. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 2006. xiv + 144 pp. $24.95...
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The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life. By Terry Eagleton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 187 pp. $19.95 (cloth).Only a literary and cultural critic with British scholar Terry Eagleton s accomplishments would have the nerve to write a book of fewer than two hundred...
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The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness
The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness. By Paul Murray, O.P. London: Burns & Oates, 2006. ? + 198 pp. $21.95 (paper).Joy is in store for all who partake of Paul Murray's delicious introduction to Dominican life. This little...
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The Presence of God's Future: The Risen Christ
Contemporary images of the end of the world may be apocalyptic, but they are not therefore soundly Christian. Because the resurrection of the dead Christ is the ground and starting point of Christian hope, the end is also the beginning of new life. In...
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The Scripture of Their Lives: Stories of Mission Companions Today
The Scripture of Their Lives: Stories of Mission Companions Today. Edited by Jane Butterfield. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2006. xvii + 122 pp. $10.00 (paper).Since the early 1970s the Episcopal Church USA has been more likely to send money...
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Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief
Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief. By Rowan Williams. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 159 pp. $16.95 (cloth).A familiar collect in the Book of Common Prayer comes to mind when reading the opening pages of Rowan Williams's...
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Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation/Weeknights at the Cathedral
Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation. By Marjorie Maddox. Cincinnati, Ohio: WordTech Communications, 2004. 116 pp. $17.00 (paper).Weeknights at the Cathedral. By Marjorie Maddox. Cincinnati, Ohio: WordTech Communications, 2006. 108 pp. $17.00 (paper).Protestant...
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Undergoing God: Dispatches from the Scene of a Break-In
Undergoing God: Dispatches from the Scene of a Break-in. By James Alison. New York: Continuum, 2006. 246 pp. $19.95 (paper).James Alison s latest book continues to build an ecclesiological practice and theology on the foundations he laid in Raising Abel....
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Why This New Race? Ethnic Reasoning in Early Christianity
Why This New Race? Ethnic Reasoning in Early Christianity. By Denise Kimber Buell. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. ix + 280 pp. $49.50 (cloth).Race, ethnicity, and racial discrimination did not depart with the end of legal segregation in the...
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Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond
Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond. By Caroline Walker Bynum. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. xviii + 448 pp. $49.95 (cloth).Over her distinguished career as a scholar, Caroline...
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