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. 1, Winter

A Different Jesus? the Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints. By Robert L. Millet. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2005. xviii + 226 pp. $16.00 (paper).Appearing during the bicentennial celebration of Joseph Smiths birth, this book marks an extraordinary moment...
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A House of Prayer for All Peoples: Congregations Building Multiracial Community
A House of Prayer for All Peoples: Congregations Building Multiracial Community. By Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2002. xiv + 242 pp. $16.00 (paper).Kujawa-Holbrooks book tours several mainline Protestant congregations across...
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Being a Deacon Today: Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and in the World
Being a Deacon Today: Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and in the World. By Rosalind Brown. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2005. xv + 139 pp. $19.95 (paper).Rosalind Brown is a priest in the Church of England, ordained in the Episcopal...
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"By the Working of the Holy Spirit": The Crisis of Authority in the Christian Churches
Disagreement on what constitutes the supreme authority within the Christian church is an obvious obstacle to unity. Analysis of the claims made about authority by the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the Windsor Report reveals some of the logical and pastoral...
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Communities of Informed Judgment: Newman's Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality
Communities of Informed Judgment: Newman's Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality. By Frederick D. Aquino. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2004. x + 182 pp. $54.95 (cloth).Frederick Aquino's Communities of Informed Judgment...
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Editor's Notes
Authority-where it lies, who exercises it, and how it is to be exercised-has always generated theological questions. Because they are questions with a practical bearing, however "theoretical" they become, the Christian church has had to deal with them...
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Faith and Doubt in Rose Macaulay's the Towers of Trebizond
The English writer Rose Macaulay (1881-1958) is worthy of consideration as a spiritual mentor for Christians today. In her last novel, The Towers of Trebizond, as well as in her personal biography, readers will discover an intriguing story that offers...
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Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith: Pastoral Resources for the Debate over Darwin
Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Pastoral Resources for the Debate over DarwinBooks Discussed:The Hand of God: Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe. Edited by Michael Reagan. Introduction by Sharon Begley....
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I Believe, despite Everything: Reflections of an Ecumenist
I Believe, Despite Everything: Reflections of an Ecumenist. By J.-M.-R. Tillard. Translated by William G. Rusch. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2003. xvi + 64 pp. $8.95 (paper).This short book is the final lament and confeasio of Jean-Marie Tillard,...
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Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective
Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective. By Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2003. xxxii + 220 pp. $24.95 (cloth).The ambiguous and often marginalized status of children within our society...
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Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People
Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People. By John H. Westerhoff III. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse, 2004. 131 pp. $14.95 (paper)."It is not easy to define an Episcopalian," writes John Westerhoff in the opening sentence of his new book. Our one outstanding...
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Love Impatient, Love Unkind: Eros Human and Divine
Love Impatient, Love Unkind: Eros Human and Divine. By Mark Patrick Hederman. New York: Crossroad, 2004. 157 pp. $16.95 (paper).Love Impatient, Love Unkind (first published in Ireland under the title Manikon Eros) is one of those riveting and exceptional...
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Martin Bucer: A Reformer and His Times
Martin Bucer: A Reformer and His Times. By Martin Greschat. Translated by Stephen E. Buckwalter. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. xii + 340 pp. $34.95 (paper).Published originally in German in 1990, this excellent translation and update...
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Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music
Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music. By Heidi Epstein. New York and London: Continuum, 2005. xi + 204 pp. $85.00 (cloth); $24.95 (paper).Music is extremely difficult to write about, at least in part because it is perhaps one of the closest...
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Mystics: Presence and Aporia
Mystics: Presence and Aporia. Edited by Michael Kessler and Christian Sheppard. Religion and Postmodernism Series. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2003. xiv + 254 pp. $49.00 (cloth); $21.00 (paper).This edited volume is the outgrowth...
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Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption
Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption. By Marion Grau. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2004. viii + 255 pp. $100.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper).In Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption, Marion Grau attempts to rethink divine economy in a way that avoids...
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Passion and Paradise: Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa
Passion and Paradise: Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa. By J. Warren Smith. New York: Crossroad, 2004. x + 291 pp. $39.95 (paper).The last several decades have seen a flowering of studies in the field of the development of...
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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregations: A Resource for Leaders
Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregations: A Resource for Leaders. By Karen A. McClintock. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2004. xii + 164pp. $18.00 (paper).Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregations is an excellent resource for denominational leaders, clergy;...
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Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives
Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives. By Karen-Marie Yust. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2004. xxvii + 210 pp. $19.95 (cloth).Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives, a volume...
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Reconsidering a Bold Proposal: Reflections, Questions, and Concerns regarding a Theology of Confirmation
The 1979 Book of Common Prayer restored the centrality of baptism to the church's sacramental economy. Since then an emerging "baptismal ecclesiology" has had positive and far-reaching implications for the church's unity, mission, and equality of ministries....
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Reinventing Anglicanism: A Vision of Confidence, Community, and Engagement in Anglican Christianity
Reinventing Anglicanism: A Vision of Confidence, Community, and Engagement in Anglican Christianity. By Bruce Kaye. Adelaide, South Australia: Openbook Publishers, 2003; New York: Church Publishing, 2004. viii + 279 pp. AUS$44.95 / US$25.00 (paper)."Anglicanism,"...
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Religion in the Liberal Polity
Religion in the Liberal Polity. Edited by Terence Cuneo. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. 270 pp. $22.00 (paper).There has been relatively little recent philosophical work done on the relations between politics and religion. The...
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The Cambridge Companion to Anselm/Anselm of Canterbury and His Theological Inheritance/Anselm of Canterbury: The Beauty of Theology
The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. Edited by Brian Davies and Brian Leftow. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xiii + 323 pp. £45.00 / $65.00 (cloth); £18.99 / $29.99 (paper).Anselm of Canterbury and His Theological Inheritance. By Giles E....
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The "Inevitable" Union and Other Essays on Early Modern Scotland/Mary of Guise in Scotland, 1548-1560: A Political Career/Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Religious Responses to a Modernizing Society
The "Inevitable" Union and Other Essays on Early Modern Scotland. By Maurice Lee, Jr.. East Lothian, Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press, 2003. xiii + 285 pp. £25.00 / $39.95 (cloth).Mary of Guise in Scotland, 1548-1560: A Political Career. By Pamela E....
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The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era
The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era. By Jim Kitchens. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2003. xv + 110 pp. $15.00 (paper).Over the years, the Alban Institute has provided church leaders with wide-reaching and eclectic resources for Christian...
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The Word Made Plain: The Power and Promise of Preaching
The Word Made Plain: The Power and Promise of Preaching. By James Henry Harris. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. 160 pp. $17.00 (paper).This book succeeds in its task of explaining why homiletics is an important part of African American spirituality....
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The Work of Loneliness: Solitude, Emptiness, and Compassion
This essay considers the meaning of solitude in the spiritual life, especially as it comes to expression in the Christian monastic tradition, from the witness of the ancient desert monks to the life and works of Thomas Merton. It argues for a vision...
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Towards a New Theology of Confirmation
Confirmation is more than a simple first reaffirmation of baptismal vows. In confirmation one assumes responsibility for carrying out what one committed oneself to do at baptism-serve God with one's whole heart, mind, and soul. Like the eucharist, confirmation...
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Welcome to Sunday: An Introduction to Worship in the Episcopal Church
Welcome to Sunday: An Introduction to Worship in the Episcopal Church. By Christopher L. Webber. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse, 2003. xi + 110 pp. $12.95 (paper).In a straightforward and accessible style, Christopher Webber provides newcomers to the Episcopal...
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What Are They Saying about New Testament Apocalyptic?
What Are They Saying About New Testament Apocalyptic? By Scott M. Lewis. New York/Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2004. vi + 115 pp. $12.95 (paper).Scott Lewis's book provides a very good introduction to New Testament apocalyptic. The author identifies...
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