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. 90, No. 1, Winter

After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination
After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination. By Kirkpatrick Sale. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006.186 pp. $69.50 (cloth); $19.95 (paper)Start here: the human race has already committed ecocide. Adam, in the exercise of his blessing to be...
Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism
Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism. By Miranda K. Hassett. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2007. 320 pp. $39.50 (cloth).This gem of a book based on Miranda Hassett's...
Anglicanism Past and Future: Myths, Dreams, and Realities
This article addresses the process of re-visioning within the Anglican tradition. Critics of recent changes charge unwarranted innovation in the Church's traditional doctrine and discipline, while defenders often deny that any significant re-visioning...
Calvin for Armchair Theologians
Calvin for Armchair Theologians. By Christopher Elwood. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. 182 pp. $16.95 (paper).Calvin for Armchair Theologians is a delightful introduction to John Calvin. With a firm command of his material, Elwood...
Closer Than Kissing: Sarah Coakley's Early Work
Articles discussed"God as Trinity: An Approach through Prayer," in We Believe in God: A Report by the Doctrine Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England (Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse-Barlow, 1987), 104-121."Charismatic Experience: Praying...
"Come out and Stay Out!" Hermeneutics, Homosexuality, and Schism in Anglicanism
This article seeks to analyze the violence of homophobia and the overlapping violence of schism-both of which continue to threaten the worldwide Anglican Communion-in light of the reading practices which have characterized Anglicanism over the centuries....
Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope
Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope. By Jay Emerson Johnson. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2005. xiv + 177 pp. $18.00 (paper).Jay Johnson has written a book on the role of the Anglican Communion in not only the world...
Editor's Notes
In the Fall 2007 Editor's Notes I commented on the recent Faith and Order Conference sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ. In passing, I mentioned a very important new document in the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues. "Growing Together...
Follow Me: Christian Growth on the Pilgrim's Way
Follow Me: Christian Growth on the Pilgrim's Way. By Brett Webb-Mitchell. New York: Seabury Books, 2006. 174 pp. $16.00 (paper).Whereas today's Christians sit, stand, and sometimes kneel in church pews, writer, educator, and Presbyterian minister Brett...
"Fourth" Guessing the Spirit: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Global Anglicanism from an Indigenous Laywoman
The worship and interactions of the 2006 General Convention showed the simple commonality of Anglicans' shared faith, at a time when the Episcopal Church in the US and the Anglican Church of Canada consented to withdraw their representatives from some...
From Modernity to Post-Modernity: Inclusiveness and Making the Myth of Anglican Communion Relevant Today
The crisis in the Anglican Communion is not only theological or institutional; it is also a reflection of the larger crisis of modernity. If there is a future for Anglicanism, it should be based on new paradigms that are more consistent with the postmodern...
Gregory of Nazianzus
Gregory of Nazianzus. The Early Church Fathers Series. By Brian E. Daley, S.J. New York: Roudedge, 2006. 284 pp, $110.00 (cloth); 256 pp, $35.95 (paper).This book is part of a helpful series of introductions to the church fathers and follows the pattern...
Lambeth's Forgotten Teaching: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The 1998 Lambeth Conference's endorsement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been overshadowed by its statement on sexuality, yet the implications of the former may contain the seeds of reconciliation for the latter. This article examines...
Persons: The Difference between 'Someone' and 'Something.'
Persons: The Difference between 'Someone' and 'Something.' Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics. By Robert Spaemann. Translated by Oliver O'Donovan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 272 pp. $85.00 (cloth).Thankfully, another book by Robert Spaemann...
Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil
Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil. By John Swinton. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. viii + 264 pp. $22.00 (paper).This creative and provocative book about evil engages theology not as an abstract...
Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil
Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil. By Eleazar S. Fernandez. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2004. 288 pp. $34.99 (paper).Each of us, if we dare, can ask what role we play in sustaining the systemic evils of our...
The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels
The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels. Cambridge Companions to Rehgion. Edited by Stephen C. Barton. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xii + 300 pp. $75.00 (cloth); $27.99 (paper).This volume is advertised as "an accessible and stimulating...
The Doctrine of God in Theological Ethics
The Doctrine of God in Theological Ethics. Edited by Michael Banner and Alan J. Torrance. New York: T&T Clark, Ltd., 2006. xi + 220 pp. $160.00 (cloth), $61.41 (paper).In April of 1997 the Research Institute in Systematic Theology at King's College...
Theological Basis of Ecclesial Anti-Racist Witness
Despite the efforts of the contemporary civil rights movement, churches in the US continue to be largely segregated, marked by the symbolic "fall" of racism and white supremacy. Yet these are social constructs produced by humans, not created by God....
The Re-Enchantment of the West: Volume 2
The Re-Enchantment of the West: Volume 2. Studies in Sacralization and Occulture. By Christopher Partridge. London: T&T Clark, Ltd., 2006. 468 pp. $80.00 (paper).Not having read the first of these two volumes, I had some doubt about whether I could...
The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say about the Stages of Life
The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life. By Edward Mendelson. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 288 pp. $23.00 (cloth), $14.00 (paper).The late philosopher Richard Rorty used to complain that, in a time when...
Tracing the Footsteps of God: Discovering What You Really Believe
Tracing the Footsteps of God: Discovering What You Really Believe. By C. S. Song. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2007. 158 pp. $18.00 (paper).Tracing the Footsteps of God moves one to reconsider the relationship between theology and experience....
Voicing the Vision: Imagination and Prophetic Preaching
Voicing the Vision: Imagination and Prophetic Preaching. By Linda L. Clader. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2004. 176 pp. $17.00 (paper).This book by the Professor of Homiletics and Academic Dean at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in...
Wounded in Common Mission, Called to Common Conversion: The Spiritual Basis of Communion
The Windsor Report quickly gathered authority as a normative text for Anglican ecclesiology because it focused on the catholicity without which claims to Anglican "communion" seem implausible and untenable. In turn, the unfolding "Windsor Process" can...