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. 87, No. 1, Winter

A Feminist Companion to John
A Feminist Companion to John. Edited by Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff. 2 vols. Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003. Vol. 1: xiv + 246 pp.; vol. 2: xiii + 226 pp. $120.00...
Celts and Christians: New Approaches to the Religious Traditions of Britain and Ireland
Celts and Christians: New Approaches to the Religious Traditions of Britain and Ireland. Edited by Mark Atherton. Religion, Culture, and Society Series. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002. xii + 211 pp. $39.95 (paper).This attractive volume of...
Development Matters: Christian Perspectives on Globalization
Development Matters: Christian Perspectives on Globalization. Edited by Charles Reed. London: Church House Publishing, 2001. xiv + 162 pp. £7.95 (paper).Passing comment on economic policy involves a series of pitfalls for the institutional church. First,...
Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World
Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World. Edited by Christopher Partridge. Leicester, UK and Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2002. x + 390 pp. $25.00 (cloth).This reference work contains an introduction by the editor, one hundred...
Editor's Notes
The four essays that open this new volume of the ATR form a pair of pairs, with an address and an article in each. One pair is concerned with ecumenics, the other with economics. Both those words have a common ancestor: oikos, a house, a place to live...
Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch
Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch. By John Webster. Current Issues in Theology Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. vii + 144 pp. $19.00 (paper).In Holy Scripture, John Wehster, professor of systematic theology at the University of Aberdeen,...
John Donne and the Art of Adaptation
John Donne is often depicted as one who abandoned the Roman Catholicism of his youth to conform his faith and practice to emergent Anglicanism. However, recent revisionist scholarship demonstrates that the majority of the English populace did not conform...
John Macquarrie's Natural Theology: The Grace of Being
John Macquarrie's Natural Theology: The Grace of Being. By Georgina Morley. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2003. ix + 201 pp. $79.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper).I was originally given, for review, the earlier version of this study,...
John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England
John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England. By Reid Barbour. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. x + 417 pp. $73.00 (cloth).John Selden (1584-1654) was one of the most prodigiously learned men of his or of any...
Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification
Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification. By Oswald Bayer. Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley. Lutheran Quarterly Books. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2003. xiv + 89 pages. $20.00 (paper).This slim volume in the...
Mahatma Gandhi: His Life and Ideas
Mahatma Gandhi: His Life and Ideas. By Charles F. Andrews. SkyLight Lives Series. Woodstock, Vt.: SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2003. xxxi + 296 pp. $18.95 (paper).In choosing to reissue this 1930 biography of Gandhi by Anglican priest Charlie Andrews,...
One, Catholic, and Apostolic: Samuel Seabury and the Early Episcopal Church
One, Catholic, and Apostolic: Samuel Seabury and the Early Episcopal Church. By Paul V. Marshall. New York: Church Publishing, 2004. 272 pp. $50.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper).Paul V. Marshall's book, One, Catholic, and Apostolic: Samuel Seabury and the...
Pastoral Counseling: A Gestalt Approach
Pastoral Counseling: A Gestalt Approach. By Ward A. Knights, Jr. New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2002. xii + 125 pp. $39.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper).Pastoral Counseling: A Gestalt Approach is exactly what the title claims. Knights's text is a refreshing,...
Poets' Meeting: George Herbert, R. S. Thomas, and the Argument with God
Poets' Meeting: George Herbert, R. S. Thomas, and the Argument with God. By William J. McGill. Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland, 2004. vii + 219 pp. $35.00 (paper).Poets' Meeting is the fruit of William McGill's intention "to arrange an encounter...
Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ in the Reformed Tradition
Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ in the Reformed Tradition. By Graham Redding. London: T & T Clark, 2003. viii + 324 pp. $50.00 (cloth).Graham Redding has written a work which offers a trenchant insight, that the Western church lost the mediatorial...
Prayers of the People
We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. Remembering especially . . .The Book of Common Prayer, 393I said your name again, your simple name.First name, last name, four syllables spoken into the silence.I hadn't...
Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary
Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary. By Gerard S. Sloyan. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. 669 pp. $40.00 (paper) with CD-ROM.Gerard Sloyan's Preaching from the Lectionary is intended for those preachers who are bound, to...
Reading Is Believing: The Christian Faith through Literature and Film
Reading Is Believing: The Christian Faith through Literature and Film. By David S. Cunningham. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2002. 240 pp. $18.99 (paper).This is a popular book by a thoughtful theologian who wishes to reach a very wide, doctrinally...
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Women, Midlife, and Leadership
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Women, Midlife, and LeadershipBooks DiscussedWomen Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. By Linda Babcock and Sara Lascliever. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. xiii + 223 pp. $24.95...
Renewing the Anglican Moral Vision: What Called to Common Mission Offers Anglican Moral Theology
Called to Common Mission provides the opportunity to reexamine Anglican moral theology. In addition to encouraging ecumenical accounts of the moral life, familiarity with Lutheran theology and ethics helps Anglicans rediscover theologians within their...
Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross
Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross. By Robert A. Herrera. Grand Rapids, Mich, and Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. viii + 168 pp. $16.00 (paper).In the past few years several works devoted to...
The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations
The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. By Carol A. Newsom. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xi + 301 pp. $49.95 (cloth).How to make sense of a book like Job, made up of stich heterogeneous parts? Newsom utilizes Mikhail Bakhtins concept...
The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology
The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology. Edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii + 295 pp. $60.00 (cloth); $23.00 (paper).This volume is the eleventh in a series of Cambridge Companions to Religion. Kevin...
The Christology of Anselm of Canterbury
The Christology of Anselm of Canterbury. By Dániel Deme. Aldershot, UK and Burlington, Vt.: Ash gate Publishing, 2003. xii + 263 pp. £42.50; $74.95 (cloth).The point of reference throughout this book is Cur Deus Homo, that perpetually perplexing thousand-year-old...
The Common Good and the Invisible Hand: Faith-Based Economy
Theories about how economic processes and orders work, and work best for whom, often are dressed with value statements such as "that which is best for the greatest number" or "leave no child behind." Influenced by biblical themes, Franklin Roosevelt,...
The Consolations of God: Great Sermons of Phillips Brooks
The Consolations of God: Great Sermons of Phillips Brooks. Edited by Ellen Wilbur. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003. xiv + 140 pp. $18.00 (paper).In this collection of Phillips Brooks s finest work, Ellen Wilbur has provided...
The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E
The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E. By Aaron Milavec. New York and Mahwah, N.J.: The Newman Press, 2003. xxxviii + 984 pp. $64.95 (cloth).Except for the Gospel of Thomas, the Didache is probably the most...
The History of the Church/Christianity: A Short Global History
The History of the Church. By Guy Bedouelle. New York: Continuum, 2003. iii + 307 pp. $29.95 (paper).Christianity: A Short Global History. By Frederick W. Norris. Oxford: Oneworld, 2002. 296 pp. $20.95 (paper).Historical scholarship presently is the...
Through Our Long Exile: Contextual Theology and the Urban Experience
Through Our Long Exile: Contextual Theology and the Urban Experience. By Kenneth Leech. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001. 268 pp. £15.95; $24.00 (paper).Perhaps more than any other figure in the Church of England, Leech has championed the cause...
Urban Christianity and Global Order: Theological Resources for an Urban Future
Urban Christianity and Global Order: Theological Resources for an Urban Future. By Andrew Davey. London: SPCK, 2001; Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002. ix + 165 pp. $16.95 (paper).In Urban Christianity and Global Order, Andrew Davey, assistant...
We Too Have Common Sense: The Waterloo Declaration and Full Communion in Canada
Recent studies of Anglican-Lutheran agreements on full communion have tended to focus on agreements in Europe and the United States. This address to a gathering of Anglican and Lutheran historians tracks the development of the third full communion agreement,...
What Is "The Good" of Business? Insights from the Work of Bernard Lonergan
Scholars and practitioners examining "the purpose of business" increasingly are drawing on theological resources for understanding the roles and responsibilities of business in economy and society. Recent conversations have centered around, the shareholder,...