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. 81, No. 3, Summer

A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics
A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics. By Hans Kung (English translation by John Bowden). New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. xvii + 315 pp. $32.50 (cloth). It is by now a cliche-not less true for that fact-that the planet...
Ambrose
Ambrose. Translated and with an introduction by Boniface Ramsey. The Early Church Fathers series. London and New York: Routledge Press, 1997. ix + 238 pp. $22.99 (paper). As another indication of the current renaissance in Ambrosian scholarship, Boniface...
A Meditation
St. Simeon: Exultations of Light St. Simeon (949-1022) is the towering figure of the Byzantine mystics. He was called "the New Theologian," presumably drawing a contrast with St. Gregory Nazianzus (329-89) who was called "the Theologian." In his own...
A Passion for God: The Mystical-Political Dimension of Christianity
A Passion for God: The Mystical-Political Dimension of Christianity. By Johann Baptist Metz. Edited and translated, with an introduction, by J. Matthew Ashley. New York: Paulist Press, 1998. 212 pp. $19.95 (paper). Johann Baptist Metz turns seventy this...
Archetypal Heresy: Arianism through the Centuries
Archetypal Heresy: Arianism through the Centuries. By Maurice Wiles. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. vii + 204 pp. $55.00 (cloth). Like a dormant volcano that suddenly erupts and then returns to a state of uncertain quiescence, so "Arianism" has erupted...
Booknotes
Over the course of the last two decades, Anglican and Episcopal churches have been engaged in a vehement and often volatile debate about human sexuality. The reader will be delighted to know that in these brief notes I don't intend to pursue that topic...
Community-Unity-Communion: Essays in Honour of Mary Tanner
Community-Unity-Communion: Essays in Honour of Mary Tanner. Edited by Colin Podmore. London: Church House Publishing, 1998. ix + 294 pp. 9.95 (paper). This collection of twenty-six essays on the three related subjects named in its title is a worthy volume...
East End Renewal: The 291 Gallery in Hackney
East End Renewal: The 291 Gallery in Hackney Exciting things happen when you mix the architecture of a nineteenth-century church with the needs of a modern art gallery. 291 is just such a place: a new gallery and with a restaurant and bar which has opened...
Flagships of the Spirit: Cathedrals in Society
Flagships of the Spirit: Cathedrals in Society. Edited by Stephen Platten and Christopher Lewis. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1998. xvii + 190 pp. 9.95/$17.99 (paper). "Every dean should have one" was the headline over the first review in England...
Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury: A Life
Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury: a life. By Peter Hinchliff. Oxford: Clarendon Press, and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. iv + 311 pp. $75.00 (cloth). In 1857, Frederick Temple was elected headmaster of Rugby School. One of his pupils...
Izaak Walton
Izaak Walton. By P G. Stanwood. Twayne's English Authors Series No. 548. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1998. xvii + 124 pp. $28.95 (cloth). I find Izaak Walton himself easier to wade through than this exploration of his writing and context. If you want...
Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins: Laughter in the History of Religion
Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins: Laughter in the History of Religion. By Ingvild Salid Gilhus. New York: Routledge, 1998. vii + 173 pp. $69.95 (cloth). Religious traditions address the universal human impulse to laughter on a spectrum from inclusion to...
Lay Presidency by Presbyteral Delegation
The worldwide debate about lay presidency took a new turn recently when the Appellate Tribunal (the highest legal/constitutional interpretive authority in the Anglican Church of Australia) published its 4-3 Opinion that the Australian Church was legislatively...
Lift Up Your Voice like a Trumpet: White Clergy and the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements, 1954-1973
Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet: White Clergy and the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements, 1954-1973. By Michael B. Friedland. Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $18.95 (paper). Michael B. Friedland's...
Marriage and Sexuality: Some Helpful Reading
John Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994). One of the leaders of the Jesus Seminar has written a fascinating reconstruction of the historical Jesus as a radical socialcultural revolutionary which...
Mother Church: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism
Mother Church: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism. By Carl E. Braaten. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. ix + 164 pp. $18.00 (paper). This book consists of previously published essays that Braaten has revised, forging them into a passionate summons to struggle...
Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology / Spirituality and Theology: Christian Living and the Doctrine of God
Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology. By Mark A. McIntosh. Challenges in Contemporary Theology. Malden, MA, and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. xi + 246 pp. (index). $28.95 (paper). Spirituality and Theology: Christian Living...
Naked before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple
Naked Before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple. By Bill Williams with Martha Williams. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1998. xiii + 327 pp. $19.95 (cloth). When I answered the phone, a voice came at me without even saying hello. "That book!...
On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals
On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals. By Stephen H. Webb. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. xii +222 pp. $29.95 (cloth). The starting point for this book is the affectionate relationship that can be shared...
Origen: Homilies on Jeremiah and 1 Kings 28
Origen: Homilies on Jeremiah and 1 Kings 28. Translated by John Clark Smith. The Fathers of the Church, vol. 97. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1998. xxi + 358 pp. $36.95 (cloth). Origen's homilies represent important evidence...
Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler
Patterns of Preaching: A Sermon Sampler. Edited by Ronald J. Allen. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1998. xiv + 252 pp. $22.99 (paper). This book contains thirty-four different examples of sermon styles and is intended to accompany Ronald Allen's textbook...
Piety and Moral Consciousness: Contributions from the Mystical Realism of Abraham Joshua Heschel
The pious man is alive to what is solemn in the simple, to what is sublime in the sensuous, but he is not aiming to penetrate into the sacred. Rather, he is striving to be himself penetrated and actuated by the sacred, eager to yield to its force, to...
Rediscovering New Testament Prayer: Boldness and Blessing in the Name of Jesus
Rediscovering New Testament Prayer: Boldness and Blessing in the Name of Jesus. By John Koenig. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1992, 1998. ix + 203 pp. $14.95 (paper). I remember my first day of seminary. Something happened for which my previous...
Reflections on Spirituality in Anglican Theological Education
I. Introduction What I would like to do in this paper is to share some reflections on the role of spirituality in Anglican theological education. This is an enormous topic and I can only touch on a few points that I have found particularly important,...
Sor Juana Ines De la Cruz: Religion, Art, and Feminism
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Religion, Art, and Feminism. By Pamela Kirk. New York: Continuum, 1998. 180 pp. $34.50 (cloth). In Sor Juana Inms de la Cruz, Pamela Kirk interprets the work of the famous Mexican nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (+1695) from...
The Body of Christ and the Future of Liturgy
In the late twentieth century, following decades of reform and renewal in many of the Christian churches, one would perhaps expect the catholic/sacramental traditions to be alive and well. In many respects, they are. There is spirited commitment to Christian...
The Burden of the Flesh: Fasting and Sexuality in Early Christianity
The Burden of the Flesh: Fasting and Sexuality in Early Christianity. Teresa M. Shaw. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. xi + 298 pp. $27.00 (paper). Teresa Shaw's The Burden of the Flesh is an intricate and scholarly interpretation of the practice of...
The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy
The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy. Edited by Robert K. C. Forman. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. iii + 245 pp. $42.50 (cloth). Robert Forman's current editorial project continues the work he began in The...
The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition
The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition. By Kenneth Stevenson. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1998. viii + 214 pp. $15.95 (paper). This is the American imprint of Kenneth Stevenson's book originally published in Britain by the Canterbury...
The Prince Mammoth Pumpkin
The Prince Mammoth Pumpkin. By James P. Adams. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1998. 48 pp. $14.95 (cloth). The Prince Mammoth Pumpkin tells the story of a solitary farmer who takes parental delight in the cultivation of a wondrous pumpkin. As the melon swells...
Wagering on Transcendence: The Search for Meaning in Literature
Wagering on Transcendence: The Search for Meaning in Literature. Edited by Phyllis Carey. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward, 1997. xxiii + 299 pp. $24.95 (paper). A collection of essays on literary works that express spiritual concerns, Wagering on Transcendence...