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. 4, Fall

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. By Walter Bauer. Revised and edited by Frederick William Danker, 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. lxxix + 1,108 pp. $85.00 (cloth). For more than ten...
A King Is Bound in the Tresses: Allusions to the Song of Songs in the Fourth Gospel
A King is Bound in the Tresses: Allusions to the Song of Songs in the Fourth Gospel. By Ann Roberts Winsor. Studies in Biblical Literature, Vol. 6. New York: Peter Lang, 1999. 111 pp. $41.00 (cloth). The author proposes a new solution to enigmatic aspects...
A Short Systematic Theology
A Short Systematic Theology. By Paul F. M. Zahl. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. viii + 109 pp. $12.00 (paper). Readers should be aware that Paul Zahl, Dean of the Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama,...
Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness
Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness. By Philip Culbertson. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000. viii + 328 pp. $29.00 (paper). in an era when the psychotherapeutic model of ministry has fallen into disfavor and both insurance companies...
Christ and Evils: Assessing an Aspect of Marilyn McCord Adams's Theodicy
Review Article The problem of reconciling the evils of the world with the existence of omnipotent Goodness is not, despite recent critiques to the contrary, a sheerly "modern," Enlightenment problem. Thomas Aquinas was well aware that evil constitutes...
Computer Meets Quill: The Making of a Contemporary Manuscript Bible
Art Review Every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old. Matthew 13:52 A vellum page is like no other writing surface. Vellum, made from calf's...
Dakota Cross-Bearer: The Life and World of a Native American Bishop
Dakota Cross-Bearer: The Life and World of a Native American Bishop. By Mary E. Cochrane, with an Introduction by Raymond A. Bucko and Martin Brokenleg. Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. 252 pp. $29.95 In the mellow style of a Dakota...
Deep Wonder: Poems
Deep Wonder: Poems. By Philip C. Kolin. Takoma Park, Md.: Grey Owl Press, 2000. xi + 97 pp. $12.95 (paper). The dry path of Lent blooms surprisingly with deep wonders: betrayals, bruises, burials, abandoned graves, bright ascensions. In writing the preface...
Editor's Notes
Investigators in many fields are rediscovering treasure hidden from sight whenever theory and practice have been separated. This issue offers us a glimpse of such explorations. In each of the articles, our authors probe the link between the way we experience...
Episcopalians and Race: Civil War to Civil Rights / Black Bishop: Edward T. Demby and the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Episcopal Church
Episcopalians and Race: Civil War to Civil Rights. By Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr. Louisville: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000. xiii + 298 pp. $32.50 (cloth). Black Bishop: Edward T Demby and the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Episcopal Church....
Essential Reading: Christian Ethics
Essential readings for what? For Christian ethics this is a question of what is needed in order to understand the Christian moral life. This requires studies of Christian faith, the human person, and culture and society. These studies must draw from...
Evocations of Grace: Writings on Ecology, Theology and Ethics / Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril
Evocations of Grace: Writings on Ecology, Theology and Ethics. By Joseph Sittler. Edited by Steven Bouma-Prediger and Peter Bakken. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. xiii + 242 pp. $20.00 (paper). Life...
Gleanings: Reading at the Intersection of Culture and Faith
Books Discussed The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, 6th ed. By Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001. 804 pp + 140 pp grammar handbook. $50.95 (cloth); $44.95 (paper). Note: The paperback edition does not include the...
God in the Landscape: Michael Ramsey's Vision
It might well be thought that there cannot possibly be anything new to say about Michael Ramsey's theology, but what I would like to do in this essay is engage with just such a possibility. Where what follows is novel is in suggesting that the former...
Grace at This Time: Praying the Daily Office
Grace at this Time: Praying the Daily Office. By C. W McPherson. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 1999. xii + 147 pp. $16.95 (paper). The retention and celebration of corporate daily prayer has been one of the hallmarks of Anglicanism, a fact celebrated...
Has God Only One Blessing? Judaism as a Source of Christian Self-Understanding
Has God Only One Blessing? Judaism as a Source of Christian Self Understanding. By Mary C. Boys. Studies in Judaism and Christianity: Exploration of Issues in the Contemporary Dialogue Between Christians and Jews. New York: Paulist Press, 2000. 393 pp....
Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment
Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the Anerican Enlightenment. By Leigh Eric Schmidt. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000. xv + 318 pp. $37.50 (cloth). Stephen Toulmin has written of a "hidden agenda" to modernity that encourages us...
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written By Herself. By Harriet A. Jacobs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000. xli + 228 p. $39.95 (cloth); $17.95 (paper). Edited and introduced by Jean Fagan Yellin, this enlarged edition of Incidents in...
Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation
Jesus and the Politics Interpretation. By Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza. New York: Continuum, 2000. xi + 180. $22.95 (cloth). Interpretation includes the two dimensions of the meaning interpreted and the meaning instanced by the interpreter. Every commentary...
Jesus, the Teacher Within
Jesus, the Teacher Within. By Lsurence Freeman. New YUork and London: Continuum, 2000. 269pp. $24.95 (cloth). In a variation of the saying "You are what you eat," Lawrence Freeman reminds-or warns-us in this friendly yet challenging book that "We are...
Karl Barth: Against Hegemony
Karl Barth: Against Hegemony. By Timothy J. Gorringe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 313 pp. $75.00 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). The explosion of secondary works on Karl Barth seems to have no limit, and this book by Timothy Gorringe is one of...
Memoirs of the Spirit
Memoirs of the Spirit. Edited by Edwin S. Gaustad. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. 356 pp. $26.00 (cloth). Edwin Gausted, professor emeritus of history and religious studies at the University of California,...
Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbine
Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbine. By Elliott Aronson. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2000. xi + 179pp. $19.95 (cloth): $12.95 (paper). The tragedy of the high school killings in Colorado prompted distinguished social psychologist...
Politics, Religion, and the Common Good
Politics, Religion, and the Common Good. By Martin E. Marty with Jonathan Moore. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. 192 pp. $23.00 (cloth). If books were judged on their good intentions, this little volume would be a masterpiece. Martin Marty wants to...
Praising God: The Trinity in Christian Worship
Praising God: The Trinity in Christian Worship. By Ruth C. Duck and Patricia Wilson-Kastner. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. xv + 207 pp. $22.00 (paper). Ruth C. Duck, Associate Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological...
Primitive Symbolic Consciousness and the Death Penalty in American Culture
The green van speeded down the dirt road toward us. It looked a little like an ice cream truck such as you might see in your neighborhood. There were about sixty of us in the adjacent field, and we crowded up against the fence that kept us from the roadway....
Reflection
Building and Upholding the Blessed Community: In Praise of Wendell Berry I A time is coming when people will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad they will attack that person, saying, "You are mad; you are not like us." Saint Antony the Great...
Revelation, the Religions, and Violence
Revelation, the Religions, and Violence. By Leo D. Lefebure. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2000. xvii + 244 pp. $20.00 (paper). Leo Lefebure's book arrived at my office just in time. The bookstore was forcing me to decide what books I wanted to teach...
Searching for Nova Albion
Today I went westering, like Sir Francis Drake, along the boulevard that bore his name. I drove past burger joints and bookstores, theaters and boutiques, past remnant groves of redwood trees rapt in contemplation, past oyster beds bubbling by Tomales...
Self and Salvation. Being Transformed
Self and Salvation. Being Transformed. By David F. Ford. Cambridge Studies in Christian Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. xiv + 298 pp. $64.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). David F. Ford, currently Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge,...
The Catholic Imagination
The Catholic Imagination. By Andrew M. Greeley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. 213 pp. $24.95 (cloth); $14.95 (paper). Andrew Greeley maintains that the present volume is "not a book of theology but a book of sociology (of a mostly non-technical...
The Development of a Bicultural Personality for Christian Ministries
All Christian ministries have the goal of communicating the inner meaning of the Gospel shown in Christ and are based upon relationships. Our world today is postmodern, multicultural, and multilingual. Caregivers have the imperative to develop a bicultural...
The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism
The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism. By Robert William Fogel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. 383 pp. $25.00 (cloth). The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism is a striking interpretation of American...
The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future
The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future. By Cynthia Eller. Boston: Beacon, 2000. 276 pp. $26.00 (cloth); $16.00 (paper). Cynthia Eller, Professor of Women and Religion at Montclair State College, has already...
The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian
The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian. By Hilarion Alfeyev. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 2000. 321 pp. $20.95 (paper). "Because of the goodness of [God's] nature by which he brought the universe into being and then bears, guides, and...
The Theology of William Porcher DuBose: Life, Movement, and Being
The Theology of William Porcher DuBose: Life, Movement, and Being. By Robert Boak Slocum. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. x + 154 pp. $24.95 (cloth). In recent years Robert Boak Slocum has made some notable contributions to...
The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James
The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James. By Wesley H. Wachob. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, 106. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xiv + 251 pp. $59.95 (cloth). This revised Emory University dissertation (under...
Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change / Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth
Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change. By David Brown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. viii + 402 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth. By David Brown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000....
Two Sermons for the House of Bishops Meeting, March 2001
Michael Battle is Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Black Church Studies at Duke University. He is the Vice Chair of the M. K Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. These two sermons were preached in the context of the spring gathering of the House...
Whatever Happened to Liberation Theology? New Directions for Theological Reflection in Latin America
Thirty years ago, Christians around the world were introduced to Latin American liberation theology, a powerful theological movement emerging among Christians in that part of the world but with links to currents stirring in many other places. A generation...
What Price Fame?
What Price Fame? By Tyler Cowen. Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 2000. 248 pp. $22.00 (cloth). When religious ethicists involved in social analysis discuss economic life concerns, we often turn to issues such as consumerism, globalization,...