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. 79, No. 4, Fall

Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation
Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation. By Brian Stock. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996. 463 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Brian Stock's latest contribution continues a tradition of...
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Authority and Anglicanism
Authority and Ar,gl;ca.;smr By Stephen Ross White. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1996.138 pp. $19.00 (paper). In an easily read, controversial style Stephen Ross White, Dean of Raphoe, County Donegal, discusses the crisis in authority experienced in the Anglican...
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Beatrice or Iseult? the Debate about Romantic Love
OWEN C. THOMAS* Several years ago my wife and I were on leave in Rome doing some writing and teaching. Through a friend we joined a group of four Roman Catholic priests who met weekly to study various historical texts. The first one was the Vita Nuova...
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Church and Faith in the Patristic Tradition
Church and Faith in the Patr Tradition. By Gerald Bonner. Collected Studies Series. Aldershot, U.K.: Variorum, 1996. xiv + 316 pp. $89.95 (cloth). This book, as others in this series, brings together previously published writings, in this case by an...
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Current Trends in Anglican Christology
JOHN MACQUARRIE* Strictly speaking, I suppose there is no such thing as an Anglican christology, and indeed I hope that there is not. In recent years, Christian theology has become far too much compartmentalized-we hear of black theology, feminist theology,...
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Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion: The Power of the Hysterical Woman / Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries
Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion: The Power of the Hysterical Woman. By Margaret Y. MacDonald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiv +276 pp. $54.95 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries. By Deborah...
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Eastern Christian Worlds
Eastern Christian Worlds. By Mahmoud Zibawi. Translated from the French by Madeleine Beaumont. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1995. 272 pp. $99.95 (cloth). A common and popular mistake is to divide Christendom into two halves, "East" and "West,"...
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Editor's Notes
This issue of the Anglican Theological Review contains three articles on the current and, one suspects, continuing debate among Anglicans about human sexuality. It is, I believe, appropriate that the articles should be located between articles on worship...
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Essential Worship
LEONEL L. MITCHELL* When I was a parish priest, I noted that there were three things that tended to get deeply confused by the parishioners: 1. The faith once delivered to the saints. 2. The Anglican Tradition. 3. The way the Rector Emeritus liked to...
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Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life
Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life. By James W Fowler. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996. 245 pp. $24.95 (cloth). James Fowler takes seriously the idea that Christian intellectuals have a vocation to participate in what...
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John Locke and the Ethics of Belief
John Locke and the Ethics of Belief. By Nicholas Wolterstorff. Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought, vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xxii + 248 pp. $59.95 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). Christians are typically deeply concerned...
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Junior Warden
DAVID MIDDLETON* "In an Episcopal church, the junior warden is responsible for the maintenance of buildings and grounds" for Millicent My charge might seem to be the lesser thing Like Martha's sweat to Mary's scented hair For neither grounds nor buildings...
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Liberation Theologies: The Global Pursuit of Justice
Liberation Theologies: The Global Pursuit of Justice. By Alfred T. Hennelly, S.J. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1995. 382 pp. $19.95 (paper). Despite its title, this volume is not a survey of liberation theologies but, as the author indicates...
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Method in Oliver O'Donovan's Political Theology
The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology. By Oliver O'Donovan. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xii + 304 pp. $59.95 (cloth). The Desire of the Nations is an exercise in political theology that...
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Modelling Early Christianity: Social-Scientific Studies of the New Testament in Its Context
Modelling Early Christianity: Social-scientific studies of the New Testanent in its context. Ed. by Philip F. Esler. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. xv + 349 pp. $59.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). The field of New Testament study has gone through...
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Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible
Origins of Narrative: the Romantic Appropriation of the Bible. By Stephen Prickett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xv + 288pp. $54.95 (cloth). The Bible, we are often and sometimes rather anxiously reminded, is "the Church's book." As a...
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Outrage and Hope: A Bishop's Reflections in Times of Change and Challenge
Outrage and Hope: A Bishop's Reflections in Times of Change and Challenge. By Frederick Houk Borsch. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity, 1996. 264 pp. $15.00 (paper). "Where was God when the plane crashed?" asks Frederick Borsch in the opening of his book. To...
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Praying the Eucharist: Reflections on the Eucharistic Experience of God
Praying the Eucharist: Reflections on the Eucharistic Experience of God. By Charles Miller. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1995. xi + 116 pp. $ 8.95 (paper). Miller describes the Eucharist as a personal and corporate "Great Encounter" with Jesus...
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Rethinking Marriage-Again
CHARLES E. BENNISON, JR.* Heterosexism-the systemic benefiting of heterosexual persons to the disadvantage of gay men and lesbian women-lost some of its grip on our church and culture a year ago, if a significant shift in common parlance is any indication....
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Signs and Shadows. Reading John 5-12
Signs and Shadows. Reading John 5-12. By Francis J. Moloney. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996. xiv + 231 pp. $22.00 (paper). Signs and Shadows is the second volume of Moloney's narrative commentary on the Fourth Gospel. Moloney describes his approach as a...
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St. Augustine's Dilemma: Grace and Eternal Law in the Major Works of Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine's Dilemma: Grace and Eternal Law in the Major Works of Augustine of Hippo. By Dennis R. Creswell. Studies in Church History 5. New York: Peter Lang, 1997. xiv + 159 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Since Elaine Pagel's broadside against St. Augustine...
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The Archaeology of Early Christianity: A History
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: A History. By William H. C. Frend. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. xiv + 412 pp. $39.00 (cloth). I remember standing not long ago on top of the walls, now entirely covered by sand, of the ancient monastery of...
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The Beginning and the End of "Religion"
The Beginning and the End of "Religion". By Nicholas Lash. New York, and Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, 1996. xii + 284 pp. $54.95 (cloth); $18.95 (paper). Nicholas Lash is one of the most serious theologians currently at work in England,...
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The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity
The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity. By John F. A. Sawyer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xvii + 281 pp. $17.95 (paper). Over the past two centuries, countless biblical commentaries have sought to free biblical interpretation...
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The Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy: A New Translation with Introductions, Commentary, and Notes
The Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy: A New Translation with Introductions, Commentary, and Notes. By Everett Fox. The Schocken Bible, vol. 1. New York: Schocken Books, 1995. xxxii + 1024 pp. $50.00 (cloth). Fox's...
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The God of Israel and Christian Theology
The God of Israel and Christian Theology. By R. Kendall Soulen. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. xii + 195 pp. $19.00 (paper). Can Christians truly remain Christian without being triumphalist toward Jews? Since the Nazi Holocaust, this question has...
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The Mystery of Salvation: The Story of God's Gift
The Mystery of Salvation: The Story of God's Gift. By the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1996 (First Published 1995 for the General Synod of the Church of England by Church House Publishing) xiii....
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The Powers of the Holy: Religion, Politics, and Gender in Late Medieval English Culture
The Powers of the Holy: Religion, Politics, and Gender in Late Medieval English Culture. By David Aers and Lynn Staley. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. 310 pp. $45.00 (cloth); 19.95 (paper). In The Powers of the Holy,...
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The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart
The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart. By Amy Hollywood. Studies in Spirituality and Theology, vol. 1. Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996. x + 331 pp. $32.95 (cloth). Subvert...
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Toward an Adequate Moral Evaluation of Homosexuality / Response
PIERRE W. WHALON* Should the church ordain "practicing homosexuals?" Should the church bless same-sex unions? U. S. News & World Report has predicted that these two questions will soon cause a schism in the Episcopal Church.l Judging from the Sturn...
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Tradition and Exegesis in Early Christian Writers
Tradition and Exegesis in Early Christian Writers. By C. P. Bammel. London: Variorum, 1995. xii + 312 pp. $87.50 (cloth). Caroline Bammel of Cambridge, wife of Ernst Bammel and daughter of N. G. L. Hammond, and student of Origen's Commentary on Romans,...
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Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen: Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen: Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. By Helen Hackett. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995, xii + 303 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Helen Hackett's Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen is an extended investigation of a specific claim...
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What Is Theological Exegesis? Interpretation and Use of Scripture in Barth's Doctrine of Election
What is Theological Exegesis? Interpretation and Use of Scripture in Barth's Doctrine of Election. By Mary Kathleen Cunningham. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995. 95 pp. $10.00 (paper). Instead of focusing on Barth's theoretical remarks...
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William Norman Pittenger (1905-1997): A Memorial
G.P MELLICK BELSHAW* William Norman Pittenger died in England at the age of ninetytwo on June 19, 1997. Although he had lived most of his life in the United States, since 1966 Cambridge was his home, where he was an Honorary Senior Member of King's College....
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