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. 91, No. 4, Fall

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warning
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warning. By Michael S. Northcott. Maryknofl, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2007. 285 pp. $20.00 (paper).Michael Northcott s timely book adds to a growing body of literature on the subject of religion and ecology by addressing...
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming. By Sallie McFague. Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2008. 198 pp. $20.00 (paper).Global warming is arguably the most pressing concern of our time. The buildup of carbon dioxide...
A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature
A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature. By James William Gibson. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009. 306 pp. $27.00 (cloth).Bombarded almost daily by news of the latest ecological disaster that deserves my attention (and money),...
A Review Essay in the Form of a Personal Reflection
A Review Essay in the Form of a Personal Reflection Ellen F. Davis, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008).There were a number of both personal and pleasant connections that...
A Theology of the Urban Space
This article discusses the development of a theology of the urban space from a Latin American point of view, without ignoring the global implications of the present expansion of urban life. It shows how the reality of urban life has affected our way...
Captured by the Crucified: The Practical Theology of Austin Farrer
Captured by the Crucified: The Practical Theology of Austin Farrer. Edited by David Hein and E. H. Henderson. New York: T & T Clark, 2004. 221 pp. $32.95 (paper).Some unfortunate accident prevented this book from being reviewed when it first appeared...
Coming Home: Economics and Ecology
Iowa: HomeA towheaded two-year-old - blue tennis-shoed feet, legs dangling from the edge of the Allis-Chalmers WD-45 s seat, arms outstretched to reach the black steering wheel - looks at die camera. His jumpsuit is striped dark blue and deep orange...
Do We Need Religion? on the Experience of Self-Transcendence
Do We Need Religion? On the Experience of Self-Transcendence. Yale Cultural Sociology Series. By Hans Joas. Translated by Alex Skinner. Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers, 2008. x + 153 pp. $27.95 (paper).In this newly translated book, social theorist...
Editor's Notes
This issue of the Anglican Theological Review focuses on the conjunction of environmental and economic crises, a conjunction at the forefront of our national, global, and ecclesia] debates these days. The Introduction by Mark Richardson, Senior Theological...
Greening Our Faith: Putting Belief into Action
We've seen it happen repeatedly. Members of a congregation decide they want to address environmental issues. They proceed to take a simple, twelve-question quiz - "The Ecological Footprint Quiz"1 that measures the environmental impact of their current...
Greening Sacred Spaces: Beautiful, Abundant, and Sustainable Living
The need for a massive cultural shift to a more sustainable way of life has become an irrefutable scientific reality. How we accomplish that shift in the next decade or two is the real question. Faith & die Common Goods Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS)...
Greening the Ghetto
In case you have not noticed, we are at a very interesting point in our history. We have a new and very different kind of national leadership - and not just because our president is black or bi-racial, or a former community organizer, but because above...
Introduction
The challenge today of sustaining the rapidly expanding global population, and at the same time sustaining a healthy and diverse natural environment, is among the most urgent ever faced in our history. And as occupied as we are with another crisis -...
Living toward a Vision: Cities, the Common Good, and the Christian Imagination
All human action derives from a vision of some sort, and the Christian vision is one on offer; it puts the common good at the center. In our present context with peak oil in the offing we need urgently to rethink our understanding of city living and...
Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ/Studying Mary: The Virgin Mary in Anglican and Roman Catholic Theology and Devotion
Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ. The Text with Commentaries and Study Guide. Edited by Donald Bolen and Gregory Cameron. New York: Continuum, 2006. xi + 258 pp. $21.95 (paper).Studying Mary: The Virgin Mary in Anglican and Roman Catholic Theology and...
Neighborhood Ethics: Christianity, Urbanism, and Homelessness
Christian ethics has an ambivalent relationship to the city and to urban reform efforts. In its social commitments to those at the margin and with its nomadic moral tropes. Christian ethics seems to privilege a kind of homelessness that is complicit...
New Tracks, Night Falling
New Tracks, Night Falling. By Jeanne Murray Walker. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdinans Publishing Company, 2009. 86 pp. $16.00 (paper).Jeanne Murray Walker's seventh book of poetry is a vibrant gift waiting to be unwrapped by the reader. The poems...
Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women's Religion and Theology
Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women's Religion and Theology. Edited by Rita Nakashima Brock, Jung Ha Kim, Kwok Pui-Lan, and Seung Ai Yang. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 352 pp. $49.95 (paper).Although the cover is...
Race: A Theological Account
Race: A Theological Account. By J. Kameron Carter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 489 pp. $35.00 (cloth).This text should be read and dealt with by all scholars of religion and all those working in the church in the United States. It is a remarkable...
Radical Abundance: The View from MIT
At a Wednesday night Eucharist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), we recently sang the great hymn St. Patricks Breastplate. Most of the verses are about Christ and the Trinity. But then there's verse four:I bind unto myself today the...
Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics
Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics. By Hans S. Reinders. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdinarts Publishing Company, 2008. 414 pp. $36.00 (paper).This superb book is a model of method in theological ethics...
Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics
Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics. By John F. Baldovin. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2008. 188 + xi pp. $29.95 (paper).The fate of Christianity as we know it seems to be in the balance today, the liturgical reforms following...
Sermon
Thus says God, the Ia)HD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon if and spirit, to ti tone who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,...
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. By Susannah Heschel. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008. xvii + 339 pp. $29.95 (clotìi).The place of academic Christian dieology in Hitlers Germany has been surprisingly,...
The Bible in the Public Square: Reading the Signs of the Times
The Bible in the Public Square: Reading the Signs of the Times. Edited by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, and Jonathan A. Draper. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2008. vii + 267 pages. $26.00 (cloth)."Interpreting the signs of the...
The Christian Priest Today/Through the Year with Michael Ramsey: Devotional Readings for Every Day
The Christian Priest Today. SPCK Classics. By Michael Ramsey. London: SPCK, 2009. 128 pp. $14.95 (paper).Through the Year with Michael Ramsey: Devotional Readings for Every Day. SPCK Classics. Edited by Margaret Duggan. London: SPCK, 2009. 256 pp. $19.95...
The Louisiana Awakening: Church as Portal for the Emergence of a Sustainable Social Reality
The defining challenge of our age is to facilitate the emergence of a new social reality. Inherited institutions, and the worldviews and values that created them, are failing. As theologian Brian McLaren has written in his book Everything Must Change,...
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology
Tìie Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology. Edited by John Webster, Kathryn Tanner, and Iain Torrance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. xii + 708 pp. $155.00 (cloth).A book as thick as this, anil as valuable in proportion, can scarcely be described...
Torture Is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak Out
Torture is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak Out. Edited by George Hunsinger. Grand Rapids. Mich.: Eerdinans Publishing Companv, 2008. xxii + 272 pp. $26.00 (paper).In late April 2009, the Pew Centers Forum on Religion...
Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian. By Paul F. Knitter. Oxford: Oneworld, 2009. xviii + 240 pp. $22.95 (paper)."The battle in the church in the twenty- first century will be over who is Jesus," Bishop William E. Swing of San Francisco once said....