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. 80, No. 4, Fall

Admirable Simplicity: Principles for Worship Planning in the Anglican Tradition
Admirable Simplicity: Principles for Worship Planning in the Anglican Tradition. By George Wayne Smith. New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1996. x + 166 pp. $21.95 (cloth). The title "admirable simplicity" is taken from the English reformer William...
An American Apostle: The Life of Stephen Fielding Bayne, Jr
An American Apostle: The Life of Stephen Fielding Bayne, Jr. By John Booty. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997. xx + 235 pp. $20.00 (paper). An American Apostle recounts the life and work of one of the Episcopal Church's premier leaders...
Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized
Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized. By John M. Rist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xx + 334pp. $65.00 (cloth). Despite the subtitle, this book is not another methodologically naive account of how Augustine took over non-Christian philosophy...
Booknotes
As a professor's daughter, I was raised with books. I was also taught to revere them. The rules were: no breaking of spines, no bending of pages, no drawing inside the covers with crayons. My first books were read to me. When I could read for myself,...
Bread of Angels
Bread of Angels. By Barbara Brown Taylor. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications. xvii + 160 pp. $11.95 (paper). Over the past decade, it has been refreshing to see the re-emergence of volumes of collected sermons. Although such volumes never seem to have...
Christian Ethics: Problems and Prospects
Christian Ethics: Problems and Prospects. Edited by Lisa Sowle Cahill and James F. Childress. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1996. 416 pp. $18.95 (paper). Christian Ethics: Problems and Prospects consists of twenty-one original essays on a variety of topics...
Counseling Issues & South Pacific Communities
Counseling Issues & South Pacific Communities. Edited by Philip Culbertson. Auckland, New Zealand: Accent Publications, 1997. 344 pp. NZ $38 (approx. US $18) (paper). Pastoral care in several islands in the South Pacific is the subject of this ground-breaking...
Editor's Notes
It is not the usual practice of the ATR to reprint articles which have been published in other journals; in this issue, however, we are making an exception. Three of the articles (by Richard Corney, Richard Norris, and Ellen Davis) in this issue were...
Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Enlightenment and Religion: Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Edited by Knud Haakonssen. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xii + 348 pp. $59.95 (cloth). Two central questions animate this volume of essays: 1) how...
Foundations for an Erotic Christology: Bernard of Clairvaux on Jesus as "Tender Lover"
MARK S. BURROWS* In his recent study The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism, Octavio Paz contends that In the heart of nature, humans have created for themselves a world apart, composed of this entirety of practices, institutions, rites, ideas, and artifacts...
From Malines to ARCIC: The Malines Conversations Commemorated
From Malines to ARCIC: The Malines Conversations Commemorated. Edited by Adelbert Denaux in collaboration with John A. Dick. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium vol # 130. Leuven, Belgium: University Press, 1997. ix + 317 pp. 1800 Belgian...
Horizons in Feminist Theology: Identity, Tradition, and Norms
Horizons in Feminist Theology: Identity, Tradition, and Norms. Edited by Rebecca S. Chopp and Sheila Greeve Davaney. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997. viii + 264 pp. $18.00 (paper). Feminist theology is coming of age. This collection of essays is an...
Immortal Longings: Versions of Transcending Humanity
Immortal Longings: Versions of Transcending Humanity. By Fergus Kerr. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. x + 123pp. $18.00 (paper). Our culture is full of ironies. One of the richest has to be the peculiar way in which late twentieth-century...
John Williamson Nevin, American Theologian
John WialsOn::Netmon Nevin, Am Theolon. By Richard E. Went. New York Oxford University Press, 1997. viii +169 pp. $35 (cloth) John Williamson Nevin (1803-1886) was a professor of theology at the German Reformed Seminary in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania,...
Light of Truth and Fire of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit
Light of Truth and Fire of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit. By Gary D. Badcock. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997. viii + 306 pp. $25.00 (paper). Badcock, a lecturer in dogmatic theology at the University of Edinburgh, has...
Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century
Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century. By Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1996. xii + 210 pp. $16.00 (paper). Prophetic voices are raised not from centers of power, but from the margin. Isasi-Diaz, who articulates theology...
Response: John White and Anglican Theological Education
JEREMY N. MORRIS* 1 When a major international theological journal publishes as stringent a critique of theological education as that of John White, perhaps a tutor from one of the institutions he has criticised might be forgiven for wanting to respond...
Responsibility and Christian Ethics
Responsibility and Christian Ethics. By William Schweiker. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvi + 251 pp. $54.95 (cloth). In this ambitious book, William Schweiker tries to accomplish two tasks. The first is to offer a new account of the...
Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism
Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism. By Joel A. Carpenter. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. xiv + 335 pp. $30.00 (cloth). By most measures evangelicalism is a great success. Opinion polls show that upwards of half the...
Romance of the Land in the Song of Songs
ELLEN F. DAVIS* In this lecture, I'm falling in line behind Professors Corney and Norris in arguing that the Song of Songs is not finally or primarily about sex, arguing that it is meant to be read symbolically. This is a remarkable thing, that all of...
Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity
Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity. By Bruce Bawer. New York, Crown Publishers Inc., 1997. x + 340 pp. $26.00 (cloth). This is a rich book. It is full of passion and clearly articulated experience. It bursts with wide-ranging references,...
Systematic Theology, Volume I: The Triune God
Systematic Theology, Volume I: The Triune God. By Robert W Jenson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. x + 244 pp. $49.95 (cloth). Throughout his productive career, Robert Jenson has been concerned with the Doctrine of God. Beginning with God after...
The Education of Phillips Brooks
The Education of Phillips Brooks. By John F. Woolverton. Edited by Peter W Williams. Studies in Anglican History. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1995. xi + 153 pp. $22.50 (cloth). Among the royalty of the pulpit few names receive homage...
The Gift of Celtic Sight
JI M. p They called those ages "dark"! Eight days before the first of March some fourteen hundred years ago while the brethren of the Welsh monastery of Cell Muine were singing Matins, it is said, an angel spoke clearly to abbot and bishop Dewi, saying,...
The Historical Christ & the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History
The Historical Christ dr The Jesus of Faith: The Incarnation.al Narrative as History. By C. Stephen Evans, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1996. xi + 386 pp. $75 (cloth). $17.95 (paper). As C. Stephen Evans's witty inversion of that modern standard of "scholarly"...
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment. By Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert M. Pressman. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997 (paperback edition). vii + 181 pp. $25.95 (paper). Narcissism has been a favourite topic of therapists, counsellors,...
The Nature of Salvation: Theological Consensus in the Episcopal Church, 1807-73
The Nature of Salvation: Theological Consensus in the Episcopal Church, 1807-73. By Robert W. Prichard. Studies in Anglican History. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press,1997. 216 pp. $29.95 (cloth). Robert Prichard's The Nature of Salvation...
The Persistence of Purgatory
The Persistence of Purgatory. By Richard K. Fenn. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Press, 1995. viii + 209 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper). In modern Western societies, human beings suffer the tyranny of time. We have to meet deadlines, save...
The Pilgrimage of Grace: A Study of the Rebel Armies of October 1536
The Pilgrimage of Grace: A Study of the Rebel Armies of October 1536. By Michael Bush. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1996. xviii + 445 pp. $99.95 (cloth). In October, 1536 nearly 100,000 armed Englishmen challenged the government of Henry...
The Song of Songs and the Cutting of Roots
Foreign text omitted SISTER EDMEE SLG* I do not know whether the journal of the Council of Christians and Jews, Common Ground, has ever run a discussion on the Song of Songs, but it well could for there is no ground between Jews and Christians more common...
The Soul Takes Flight: Gregory of Nyssa and the Song of Songs
R.A. NORRIS* Hippolytus of Rome wrote the first Christian commentary on the Song of Songs, perhaps just after the opening of the third century. The most influential such commentary, however, was written by Hippolytus's younger contemporary, Origen. The...
The Trinity in Asian Perspective
The Trinity in Asian Perspective. By Jung Young Lee, Nashville: Abindgon Press, 1996. 255 pp. $19.95 (paper). Jung Young Lee is a married Korean Protestant pastor-theologian now working in the United States, but very much immersed in his cultural origins...
Understanding Christian Spirituality / Christian Spirituality. Themes from the Tradition
Understanding Christian Spirituality. By Michael Downey. New York: Paulist, 1997. iv + 156 pp. $12.95 (paper). Christian Spirituality. Themes from the Tradition. By Lawrence S. Cunningham and Keith J. Egan. New York: Paulist, 1996. iv + 216 pp. $14.95...
Violence and the Kingdom of God: Introducing the Anthropology of Rene Girard
The claims the French thinker Rene Girard makes for his anthropological theory are as sweeping as they are bold. His theory explains both the root cause for violence and the origin of archaic religions, and then offers a strong apologia for the truth...
Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images
Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images. By David Morgan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. xviii + 280 pp. $35.00 (cloth). A "Madonna and Child" that graced a grandparent's living room and a portrait of Christ in...
What Does "Literal Meaning" Mean? Some Commentaries Ont He Song of Songs
RICHARD W CORNEY* The French critic Roland Barthes, writing in (and on) The Pleasure of the Text, has remarked: All socio-ideological analyses agree on the deceptive nature of literature.... These analyses forget (and this is normal since they are hermeneutics...