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. 83, No. 1, Winter

A Fresh Look at a Remarkable Document: Exorcism: The Report of a Commission Convened by the Bishop of Exeter
The much-publicized rerelease of the movie The Exorcist, complete with eleven minutes of previously unseen footage, reflects a resurgence of interest within both the Church and popular culture in the topic of exorcism. Within the Roman Catholic Church...
After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity
After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity. By Bart D. Ehrman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. vii + 436 pp. $26.95 (paper). In 2000, Oxford University Press published its second revised edition of Bart Ehrman's The New Testament:...
Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain, 1830-1910
Anglican Ritualism in Victorian Britain, 1830-1910. By Nigel Yates. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. xiv + 455 pp. L60.00/$99.00 (cloth). For many years Nigel Yates has been publishing occasional articles on aspects of the local growth of Anglo-Catholicism...
A Response to Ephraim Radner's the End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West
Is the divided Church necessarily a dead Church? Ephraim Radner, a Yale Ph.D. and the rector of an Episcopal church in Colorado, believes that it is. In fact, he argues that the Holy Spirit has actually abandoned the Church, just as she abandoned Jesus...
Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology
Between Two Horizons: Spanning New Testament Studies and Systematic Theology. Edited by Joel B. Green and Max Turner. Grand Rapids, Mich./Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. x + 246 pp. $18.00 (paper). This book is a collection...
Creation to Consummation: The Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg
Systematic Theology, Vol. 3. By Wolfhart Pannenberg. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998. xvi + 713 pp. $49.00 (cloth). English translation by Geoffrey W Bromiley of Systematische Theologie, Vol....
Editor's Notes
Once again, we are pleased to publish the papers from a significant conference held at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Last winter's conference, "Healing Leaves: The Authority of the Bible for Anglicans Today," is certainly timely, and the...
Essential Reading
I. Spiritual Sources 1. St. Gregory of Nyssa, From Glory to Glory (ed. H. Musurillo). This anthology draws together some of the Cappadocian's most illuminating texts on the spiritual journey. Many issues arising in theology could find a home and a better...
From East to West: A History of Monasticism
From East to West: A History of Monasticism. By Mayeul de Dreuille, OSB. New York: Crossroad, 2000. ix + 137 pp. $16.95 (paper). A few years ago, after the demise of Soviet Marxism, Cardinal Ratzinger opined that Buddhism is now the greatest threat to...
From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought, 100-1625
From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought, 100-1625. Edited by Oliver O'Donovan and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xx + 838 pp. $70.00 (cloth): $45.00 (paper). The...
Healing Leaves: The Bible as a Source of Hope
Our topic in this conference is the authority of scripture in Anglicanism. I would like to begin this segment of the conversation by recognizing just how difficult a subject it is. This is not just a different question from asking "What is the authority...
Introduction
Epiphany West is the name given to a conference held annually at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and sponsored by the seminary's Center for Anglican Learning and Life (CALL). Epiphany West has several purposes. It offers an opportunity for...
Julian of Norwich: Mystic and Theologian
Julian of Norwich: Mystic and Theologian. By Grace M. Jantzen. New York and Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2000. xxv + 230 pp. $16.95 (paper). Ordinarily a reviewer is asked to comment on a new work. It is my pleasure here to reflect on a book that has...
Lord Acton
Lord Acton. By Roland Hill. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000. xxiv + 548 pp. 60 illustrations. $39.95 (cloth). Sadly, Lord Acton, the nineteenth-century diplomat and historian, is known today mainly because he penned a famous aphorism: "power...
Marginalized People, Liberating Perspectives: A Womanist Approach to Biblical Interpretation
Before addressing this issue of biblical interpretation in our multicultural and ever-changing world, the first thing that I must say is perhaps that which many of you already know: I am a theologian and not a biblical scholar. While scripture is typically...
Night on the Flint River: An Accidental Journey in Knowing God
Night on the Flint River: An Accidental Journey in Knowing God. By Roberta C. Bondi. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. 168 pp. $17.00 (cloth). Poets and theologians share a common misfortune today: walled off from people's everyday consciousness, they...
On Christian Theology
On Christian Theology. By Rowan Williams. Oxford/Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. xvi + 310 pp. $64.95 (cloth); $26.95 (paper). In this single volume, Rowan Williams, Anglican Archbishop of Wales, collects many of his best essays and lectures...
Opening the Prayer Book
Opening the Prayer Book. By Jeffrey Lee. The New Church's Teaching Series, Volume 7. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 1999. ix + 195 pp. $11.95 (paper). Anticipating a diverse readership, not one composed of "cradle Episcopalians," this series...
Reflection: The Labyrinth of Chartres
The Labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral is a hidden treasure. It was placed in the West end of the Nave around the year 1201. It is a forty-- two foot, circular pattern, inlaid in brown quarry stone with black onyx to outline the path. This type of labyrinth-which...
Scripture: What Is at Issue in Anglicanism Today?
I would like to begin by thanking you for inviting me here to take part in this "Healing Leaves" Conference. It is a great honour and joy for me to be here with you all. I must confess, and perhaps some of you already know, that I am not a complete stranger...
Sermon at the Installation of the Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman as the Sherman E. Johnson Professor in Biblical Studies
You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength. These commandments .. are to be kept in your heart; ... and speak of them indoors and out of doors, when you lie down and when you rise (Dent. 4:5-7). Today in your very hearing...
Sin, Death, and the Devil
Sin, Death, and the Devil. Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Grand Rapids, Mich./Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. v + 132 pp. $15.00 (paper). A false promise exists within the most promising title of this book....
Slaves or Sabbath-Keepers? A Biblical Perspective on Human Work
I begin with an explanation of my title. My aim here is to show how the Bible sets forth two systems of human work, systems which are not just different but fundamentally opposed. One is the work system promoted by industrial cultures. Of course, a fully...
Soulfaring: Celtic Pilgrimage Then and Now
Soulfaring: Celtic Pilgrimage Then and Now. By Cintra Pemberton, O.S.H. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 1999. xx + 233 pp. 40 black and white photographs. $17.95 (paper). Pilgrimage, says Sister Cintra Pemberton, is "a search for the holy." For...
Systematic Theology, Vol. II: The Works of God
Systematic Theology, Vol. II: The Works of God. By Robert W Jenson. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. viii + 380 pp. $55.00 (cloth). With this second volume, Lutheran theologian Robert Jenson, currently Senior Scholar for Research, the...
The Ambiguous Embrace: Government and Faith-Based Schools and Social Agencies
The Ambiguous Embrace: Government and Faith-Based Schools and Social Agencies. By Charles L. Glenn. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000. xii + 315 pp. $35.00 (cloth). In this important and provocative book about educational policy in the...
The Bible and Literature: A Reader
The Bible and Literature: A Reader. Edited by David Jasper and Stephen Prickett. Oxford/Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1999. xv + 333 pp. $41.75 (cloth); $29.95 (paper). David Jasper and Stephen Prickett have put together a feast that will more...
The Certeau Reader
The Certeau Reader. Edited by Graham Ward. Oxford/Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. xii + 247 pp. $64.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper). Michel de Certeau-grounded in theology, knowledgeable concerning the challenges of contemporary spirituality, adept...
The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender, and the Aesthetic Imagination
The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender, and the Aesthetic Imagination. By Constance Classen. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. x + 234 pp. $75.00 (cloth); $21.00 (paper). In The Color of Angels, Constance Classen sets out to uncover the ways that...
The Day-to-Day Life of the Desert Fathers in Fourth-Century Egypt
The Day-to-Day Life of the Desert Fathers in Fourth-Century Egypt. By Lucien Regnault, translated by Etienne Poirier, Jr. Petersham, Mass.: St. Bede's Publications, 1999. xi + 257 pp. $24.95 (paper). It's good to see this old friend in new clothing....
Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives
Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives. By David G. Kamitsuka. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. vii + 211 pp. $54.95 (cloth). Some of the most interesting and influential work in contemporary...
The Pastoral Nature of Theology: An Upholding Presence
The Pastoral Nature of Theology: An Upholding Presence. By R. John Elford. London: Cassell: 1999. xiv + 178 pp. $69.95 (cloth); $31.95 (paper). Elford has attempted to offer a multifaceted book that explores the general thesis that "theology always has...
The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader / Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology
The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader. Edited by Graham Ward. Malden, Mass./Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997. xlvii + 368 pp. $72.95 (cloth); $33.95 (paper). Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology. Edited by Phillip Blond. London...
The "Spirituality" of Work
I suppose it was only a matter of time: "spirituality" is the hottest new management theory. If churches had emergency rooms this development would be posted like those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta alerting ER does to...
Trevor Huddleston: A Life
Trevor Huddleston: A Life. By Robin Denniston. London: Macmillan, 1999/New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. xxiii + 295 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Let me say at the outset that Trevor Huddleston has been my hero for many, many years. And he continues to be....
Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Beyond Charity toward Justice
Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Beyond Charity Toward Justice. By Nile Harper and Associates. Grand Rapids, Mich./Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xv + 333 pp. $25.00 (paper). This book is an in-depth look at twenty-eight urban...
Women and Christian Origins
Women and Christian Origins. Edited by Ross Shepard Kraemer and Mary Rose D'Angelo. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 406 pp. $55.00 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). Women and Christian Origins is an anthology designed both to serve as...