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. 93, No. 2, Spring

Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible
Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible. By Manfred T. Brauch. Downers Grove, 111.: IVP Academic, 2009. 293 pages. $18.00 (paper).This book, intended for Evangelical ministers, students, and interested laity, employs the emotive metaphor...
A Parable of Women
A Parable of Women. By Philip C. Kolin. Itta Bena, Miss.: Yazoo River Press, 2009. 31 pp. $12.95 (paper).An important key to Philip Kolin's Parable of Women is the poem "A House Without Doors," which opens the collection. It describes a house that has...
Beyond Imagination: "Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ" (1963) and the Reinvention of Canadian Anglicanism
This essay explores "Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ" (MRI), an influential document issued in 1963 at the close of the Anglican Congress in Toronto. A foundational statement on mission and communion, MRI inspired both...
Changing World, Changing Church: Stephen Bayne and "Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence"
Following the Second World War, the Anglican Communion confronted a changing world, marked by a shift of power away from the historically preeminent churches, challenges to historic approaches to mission, and a global ecumenical movement. At the 1963...
Christ Our Companion: Toward a Theological Aesthetics of Liberation
Christ Our Companion: Toward a Theological Aesthetics of Liberation. By Roberto S. Goizueta. Maryknoll, N.Y.; Orbis, 2009. 179 pp. $30.00 (paper).Roberto Goizueta's latest text makes a much needed contribution to contemporary Roman Catholic theological...
Coleridge, Christology, and the Language of Redemption
The Anglican poet and philosophical theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge privately wrote notebooks that develop vital aspects of his mature public theology, especially his understanding of the doctrine of redemption. While Aids to Reflection (1825) is...
Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans: Diplomacy, Theology, and the Politics of Interwar Ecumenism
Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans: Diplomacy, Theology, and the Politics of Interwar Ecumenism. By Bryn Geffert. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. xi + 560 pp. $60.00 (cloth).Bryn Geffert holds an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf...
Editor's Notes
The phrase "mutual responsibility and interdependence" is often used in current discussions of what it means for Anglicans to live in communion with each other. The phrase comes from the title of the important statement of the 1963 Anglican Congress...
Evelyn Underhill's Developing Spiritual Theology: A Discovery of Authentic Spiritual Life and the Place of Contemplation
What is authentic spirituality and what is the role of contemplation in the spiritual life? Throughout her life, Evelyn Underhill journeyed on a process of discovering the answers to these questions. The life of the Christian involves ongoing conversion,...
Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder
Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder. Edited by Susan Abraham and Elena Procario-Foley. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2009. 272 pages. $29.00 (paper).Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology explores the growing edges of...
Genesis
Genesis. By R. R. Reno. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press. 304 pp. $32.99 (cloth).As a professor of theological ethics (Creighton University), R. R. Reno has done a fine, selective commentary on the first book...
Hermeneutics: An Introduction
Hermeneutics: An Introduction. By Anthony C. Thistelton. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009. 424 pp. $32.00 (paper).This volume on hermeneutics ("the interpretation of texts") is offered by a widely recognized expert in the...
Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England
Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England. By Benjamin John King. Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xviii + 289 pp. $100 (cloth).King accomplishes...
Paradoxy: Creating Christian Unity beyond Us and Them
Paradoxy: Creating Christian Unity Beyond Us and Them. By Ken Howard. Orleans, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2010. 180 pp. $16.99 (paper).In an age when die church's membership appears to many to be sharply divided into competing camps of thought on so many...
Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man
Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man. By Lee Gilmore. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2010. xvi + 237 pp. + DVD (30 minutes). $24.95 (paper).At one level this book is an ethnographic study of an arts festival...
The Common Task: A Theology of Christian Mission
The Common Task: A Theology of Christian Mission. By M. Thomas Thangaraj. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1999. 168 pp. $20.00 (paper).Eleven years after the publication of Thangaraj s The Common Task and one hundred years past the 1910 world missionary...
The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science
The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science. By Peter Harrison. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ? + 300 pp. $46.00 (paper).This book constitutes a welcome study among the variety of histories about the emergence of modern science. Along...
The Heart of a Pastor: A Life of Edmond Lee Browning
The Heart of a Pastor: A Life of Edmond Lee Browning. By Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook. Cincinnati, Ohio: Forward Movement Publications, 2010. 416 pp. $19.95 (paper).Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, priest, professor, and author of over a dozen books, here presents...
The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It)
The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It). By Thorn Stark. Pasadena, Calif.: Wipf and Stock, 2010. 268 pp. $29.00 (paper).Sometimes the Bible is wrong. Sometimes it contradicts itself....
The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. By William T Cavanaugh. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. viii + 285 pp. $49.95 (cloth).In 1995, the journal Modern Theology published an influential essay by William...
The New American Religious Pluralism
The New American Religious PluralismBooks DiscussedJourney into America. By Akbar Ahmed. Washington, DC-. Brookings Institution Press, 2010.Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture of America. By Randall Balmer. Fourth...
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World. By Serene Jones. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 200 pp. $25.00 (paper).Serene Jones describes the goal of this book as addressing this question: "How do people, whose hearts and minds...
Victorian Reformation: The Fight over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860
Victorian Reformation: The Fight over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860. By Dominic Janes. American Academy of Religion: Religion, Culture, and History Series. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xii + 237 pp. $65.00 (cloth).Spurred...