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. 86, No. 1, Winter

A Biblical, Theology of Exile
A Biblical Theology of Exile. By Daniel L. Smith-Christopher. Overtures to Biblical Theology Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. xiv + 209 pp. $20.00 (paper).In extremely accessible prose, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher (S-C) provides a very readable...
And a Little Child Shall Teach Them: Lessons in Diakonia
My family and I moved to the Washington, D.C. area toward the end of Lent last year. Since we knew no one who could take care of our young children, when it came time to keep the liturgies of Holy Week we looked for an Episcopal church where they would...
Anglicanism and the Christian Church: Theological Resources in Historical Perspective
Anglicanism and the Christian Church: Theological Resources in Historical Perspective. By Paul Avis. Revised and expanded edition. London and New York: T&T Clark, 2002. xxi + 393 pp. £35.00/ $65.00 (cloth); £18.99/$29.95 (paper).Readers who know...
Baptismal Living: Steadfast Covenant of Hope
Baptism is deeply grounded in the generosity of God. Like all other biblical covenants, whether the Hebraic covenants of Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Jeremiah, or the new covenant proclaimed by Paul and others, baptism is a response to Gods initiating...
Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context
Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context. Edited by Teresa Berger. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. xv + 255 pp. $24.95 (paper).A recent New York Times story demonstrates the global nature of feminist religious rituals...
Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture
Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture. Edited by John M. Giggie and Diane Winston. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2002. x + 259 pp. $60.00 (library binding); $22.00 (paper).University of Texas at San Antonio...
From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World
From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World. By Dennis E. Smith. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003. xi + 411 pp. $25.00 (paper).What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What does an ancient Greek drinking party have to do with...
Guest Editor's Notes
During the two decades we worked together, first on his own books and then on The New Church's Teaching Series, there came a time when I understood Jim Griffiss's passion as a teacher of theology in a new way. Beneath his urbane exterior I began to sense...
Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age
Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age. By Fiona Maddocks. Now York: Doubleday, 2001. xviii + 332 pp. $22.95 (cloth); $12.95 (paper).With all the recent additions to literature on Hildegard, it might be difficult to justify yet another general treatment...
In All Things Goodness: A Christian Vision for the Twenty-First Century
In All Things Goodness: A Christian Vision for the Twenty-First Century. By Gertrude Lebans. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2003. 137pp. $18.95 CDN (paper).In her most recent book, In all Things Goodness: A Christian Vision for the Twenty-First Century,...
Incarnation, Cross, and Sacrifice: A Feminist-Inspired Reappraisal
Serious attention to the incarnation enables one to revise traditional descriptions and explanations of the saving significance of the cross so as to do justice to all the criticisms that white feminist and womanist theologians level against classical...
In Memory of James E. Griffiss: A Personal Reflection
I first met James E. Griffiss as many others have, in the pages of a book. For me it was The Anglecan Vision the first volume of The New Church's Teaching Series, of which he was editor. In the first chapter, he wrote:A church that values the past and...
Introduction to Theology
Introduction to Theology. By Owen C. Thomas and Ellen K. Wondra. Third edition. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse, 2002. vii + 371 pp. $25.95 (paper).The third edition of this introductory textbook serves its stated purpose well: it provides a useful resource...
Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust
Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust. Edited by Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz. Louisville, Ky. and London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. xi + 129 pp. $19.95 (paper).Jesus, Judaism, and...
Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World in the Age of Enlightenment
Jonathan Edwards's Philosophy of History: The Reenchantment of the World in the Age of Enlightenment. By Avihu Zakai. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. xvii + 348 pp. $49.95 (cloth).In this book, Avihu Zakai, professor of history at...
Living Water: Baptism as a Way of Life
Living Water: Baptism as a Why of Life. By Klara Tammany. New York: Church Publishing Inc., 2002. xvi + 230 pp. $22.95 (paper).In the prologue to her book, Living Water: Baptism as a Way of Life, Klara Tammany begins by telling the story of the loon,...
Mature Grief: When a Parent Dies
Mature Grief: When a Parent Dies. By Donna Schaper. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2002. 103 pp. $11.95 (paper).The purpose of Mature Grief is to help the reader "explore the inner road through grief to greater and more settled maturity" (p....
On Happiness
In the opening lecture of our theology course one year, I told my class that theology is concerned with human happiness. Two students in the front row became uneasy at this statement and let me know indirectly that from that moment on, they discounted...
Participating Persons: Reciprocity and Asymmetry
Where once the person was autonomous, now persons are relational. A fundamental shift in how personhood is seen is taking place as the contemporary world and contemporary society become more aware oi the implications of pluralism and diversity in "the...
Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace
Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace. By Nora Gallagher. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 217 pp. $23.00 (cloth)."Discernment" is a vital yet difficult topic for most Christians to address whether personally,...
Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah: Struggles for Authority in the Deutero-Jeremianic Prose
Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah: Struggles for Authority in the Deutero-Jeremianic Prose. By Carolyn J. Sharp. Old Testament Studies Series. New York: T&T Clark, 2003. xvi + 198 pp. $60.00 (cloth).This book represents a revision of the Ph.D. thesis...
Quiet in His Presence: Experiencing God's Love through Silent Prayer
Quiet in His Presence; Experiencing God's Loue through Silent Prayer. By Jan Harris. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2003. 19.1 pp. $12.99 (paper).There are at least three ways of reading Jan Harris's book on silent prayer: as a personal testimony...
Race and the Cosmos: An Invitation to View the World Differently
Race and the Cosmos: An Invitation to View the World Differently. By Barbara A. Holmes. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2002. xvii + 188 pp. $20.00 (paper).The subtitle of this book is veiy apropos. Barbara Holiness treatment of race and...
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Unlikely Theologians and the Coleridgean Imagination
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Unlikely Theologians and the Coleridgean ImaginationBooks DiscussedThe Future of the Universe: Chance, Chaos, God? By Arnold Benz. New York: Continuum, 2002. 176 pp. $19.95 (paper).Against Love Poetry....
Reflection: Women and the Word
When we, as women, encounter our own experience in Scripture, a numinous moment happens. God reaches through the story and gives our lives power and meaning that we never knew before. This experience can be both private and communal at the same time,...
Seeing with Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day
Seeing with Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day. By Joan Chittister, O.S.B. Franklin, Wis.: Sheed & Ward, 2002. ix + 124 pp. $14.95 (paper).Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister, indicates in the introduction to Seeing with our Souls that the...
The Great Adventure: Exploring Christian Faith with Young People
The Great Adventure: Exploring Christian Faith with Young People. By Patricia Bays. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1997. 128 pp. $14.95 CDN (paper).In The Great Adventure, Patricia Bays presents a curriculum for the faith development of youth ages ten...
The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers/1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist/1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright/1944-1950: A Noble Daring/1951-1957: In the Midst of Life/Dorothy L Sayers: Child and Woman of Her Time: A Supplement to the Letters of Dorothy L Sayers
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds. Vol. 1: 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist. London: Hodder & Stoughton; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. xix + 421 pp. £7.99/$26.95 (cloth). Vol. 2:1937-1943:...
The Lollards
The Lollards. By Richard Rex. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xv + 188 pp. £45.00/$65.00 (cloth); £14.99/$21.95 (paper).The publication of yet another study of the late medieval English heretics known as Lollards may give some scholars pause....
The Meaning of Being Human in a Community of Practice
The unifying theme of these "essential reading" selections is that, in one way or another, they are all hooks that have been profoundly important to me as a person and as a priest. If I were going to impose order on these texts, I would place them in...
The Promise and Perils of Liturgical Change
It may seem odd to offer an essay on liturgical change in honor of James Griffiss. In The Anglica Vision, he described himself as a "conservative person" who missed "some of the comforts and security of the Episcopal Church I once knew."1 For Jim, worship...
The Reformation Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Modern Period
The Reformation Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Modern Period. Edited by Carter Lindberg. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. xiv + 396 pp. $76.95 (cloth); $38.95 (paper).The European Reformations. By Carter Lindberg. Oxford: Blackwell...
The Spirit of Worship
The Spirit of Worship. By Susan J. White. Traditions of Christian Spirituality Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2000. 159 pp. $13.00 (paper).During the closing decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first there has been...
The Woman at the Altar: Cosmological Disturbance or Gender Subversion?
Introduction and ForecastIn this paper, I wish to develop a speculative line of argument about the nature of the priesthood and its putative connection to eroticism and gender identification. And I want to do this in a way that embraces, rather than...
Time to Hope: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York Museo De San Francisco, Santiago De Chile
Time to Hope: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New YorkMuseo de San Francisco, Santiago de ChileEvery friendship has special places-comers of intimacy that are treasured and remembered. And so it is for me as I remember Jim Griffiss, as I reflect on...
Translating the Bible: From the Seventh to the Seventeenth Century
Translating the Bible. From the Seventh to the Seventeenth Century. By Lynne Long. Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Theology and Biblical Studies. Aldershot, Hants.: Ashgate, 2001. 231 pp. £42.50/$74.95 (cloth).Despite its general title, this book foeuses...
What Does It Mean to Be Saved? Broadening Evangelical Horizons of Salvation
What Does it Mean to Be Saved? Broadening Evangelical Horizons of Salvation. Edited by John G. Stackhouse, Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic Press, 2002. 198 pp. $17.99 (paper).If evangelicals are anything, they are gospel people because of gospel...
Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth through Image and Text
Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth through Image and Text. By Ellen F. Davis and Margaret Adams Parker. Louisville, Ky. and London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. xxiv + 127 pp. $19.95 (cloth).This collaborative work takes the form of Davis's...