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. 4, Fall

After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity
After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity. By Miroslav Volf. Sacra Doctrina Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, ME Eerdmans, 1998. xii + 314 pp. $28.00 (paper). In the early 1930s, the young German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer presented...
A Guide to the Sacraments
A Guide to the Sacraments. By John Macquarrie. New York: Continuum, 1997. viii + 245 pp. $24.95 (cloth). Professor Macquarrie's stated aim in writing this book is to provide a 11 guide to clergy, students and lay people who are seeking a clearer understanding...
A Passion for God's Reign: Theology, Christian Learning, and the Christian Self
A Passion for God's Reign: Theology, Christian Learning, and the Christian Self. Edited by Miroslav Volf. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. viii + 112 pp. $12.00 (paper). This volume includes three essays...
A Pastoral Response to "Creation, Preservation, and All the Blessings."
The invitation to provide a pastoral response to ]David Smith's paper is a welcome one. The issues raised and discussed in his paper are important to the pastoral nature, leadership, and community of the Christian Church at this point in history. This...
A View from the Stern: James Alison's Theology (So Far)
James Alison is a godly writer. One of God's attributes in Alison's writings is effervescence, and the writing itself has the same quality. it has appeared, so far, in three books published in quick succession-a small one, Knowing Jesus, a middle-sized...
Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology
Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology. By Graham Ward. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvi + 258 pp. $69.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). This is an excellent piece of work and deserves much careful reading (which, because of the subject...
Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality of the Beguines
Brides in the Desert: The Spirituality ofthe Beguines. By Saskia MurkJansen. Edited by Philip Sheldrake. Tradition of Christian Spirituality Series. Maryknoll, NY Orbis Books, 1998. 136 pp. $13.00 (paper). Beloved for their ardent poetry and prose, beguine...
Creation, Preservation, and All the Blessings
A quarter of a century ago a small group of scholars became concerned with the moral, social and religious implications of current research in molecular biology and genetics. I even made a modest contribution to that discussion.2 The issues have not...
Editor's Notes
The major part of this issue of the ATR contains material from a consultation held in June on bioethics, especially the theological and ethical/moral questions which are raised by new advances in genetic technology. The consultation was convened by the...
Essential Reading
Here are ten books from among the most helpful and influential I have read. 1. Austin Farrer, The Glass of Vision (London: Dacre Press: A. and C. Black Ltd., 1948). A most suggestive book, as all of Farrer's are. It is especially good in its discussion...
Fling out the Banner! the National Church Ideal and the Foreign Mission of the Episcopal Church
Fling Out the Banner! The National Church Ideal and the Foreign Mission of the Episcopal Church. By Ian T. Douglas. New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1996. vii + 341 pp. $29.95 (cloth). The thirteenth Lambeth Conference that assembled in Canterbury...
Forgiving and Forgiven
Forgiving and Forgiven. By L. William Countryman. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1998. 134 pp. $10.95 (paper). The subject of "forgiveness" is rather in vogue these days, with a number of new books appearing from a variety of Christian sources,...
Genetics, Ethics, and the Principle of Subsidiarity
How can and should the Episcopal Church develop teachings about the novel moral issues raised by advances in medical science today? We are a Church that maintains that different understandings of a moral question are to be respected. Yet we also believe...
God and Contemporary Science
God and Contemporary Science. By Philip Clayton. Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1997. xii + 274 pp. $25.00 (paper). Earlier in his career Philip Clayton made very important contributions on issues of...
Hours / Moon and Sun / A Hymn of Simon Peter
Hours. By Kenneth A. Lohf Jamaica, NY. Kelly-Winterton Press, 1996. 16 pp. $35.00 (paper). Moon and Sun. By Kenneth A. Lohf Jamaica, NY: Kelly-Winterton Press, 1997. 22 pp. $55.00 (cloth). A Hymn of Simon Peter. By Kenneth A. Lohf. New York, New York:...
How Do We Judge? Theological Assessment of Scientific Develoments
David H. Smith's thoughtful and thought-provoking paper is an important contribution to two ongoing conversations. The first of these obviously has to do with the ethical aspects of both assisted reproduction and of bio-genetic research and development....
In Memoriam: H. Boone Porter January 10, 1923-June 5, 1999
In Memoriam H. Boone Porter January 10, 1923-june 5, 1999 I first saw Boone Porter in the fall of 1960, my first year of study at the General Seminary and his first year of teaching there, when I was in the small congregation with him at nearby St. Peter's,...
In Memoriam: Shunji Forrest Nishi, 1917-1999
On 27 May 1999 theological education lost a good friend and tireless supporter. Shunji Nishi had been involved in education, most of it in seminaries, for half a century. From his Master of Divinity work at CDSP and ETS, to his time as a doctoral student...
In Southwark Cathedral
What are those angels fluttering on the pillars in the choir-looking fresh against the Gothic stone, in their paint of burnished verdigris, with flounces on their dresses, flowered coronets, and ruffled wings about to open and fly off, soaring to the...
Introduction
We Christian people are always called to think and to pray about our own lives and about the world in which we live, especially, of course, when we are faced with challenges and opportunities which call us to understand ourselves and our relationship...
Liturgist of Creation-In Memory of H. Boone Porter
leitourgia (Gr.): the work of the people versus (Lt.): a furrow, a line of writing, a verse I met you one October in the winter Of your years, the great Seabury Lounge Filled with ATR's gathered staff and board All poised near noon to hear a poet read...
Major Events and Publications Related to the Birth of Bioethics, 1925-1975 with Special Attention to the Anglican Contribution
Introductory Note The chronology that follows highlights major events and publications that led, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, to the emergence of a new field called bioethics. Within each year the individual items are arranged in the following...
Not Vice Versa. Reading the Powers Biblically: Stringfellow, Hermeneutics, and the Principalities
Proximate to the discernment of signs is the discernment of spirits. This gift enables the people of God to distinguish and recognize, identify and expose, report and rebuke the power of death incarnate in nations and institutions or other creatures,...
Prophecy and Mysticism: The Heart of the Postmodern Church
Prophecy and Mysticism: The Heart of the Postmodern Church. By Mary C. Grey. Scottish journal of Theology: Current Issues in Theology. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1997. 88 pp. $19.50 (paper). Mary C. Grey, late of the University of Southampton and now...
Reading for Life: Beauty, Pluralism, and Responsibility
Reading for Life: Beauty, Pluralism, and Responsibility. By Margaret R. Miles. New York: Continuum Press, 1997. 228 pp. $29.95 (cloth). In Reading for Life, Margaret Miles continues her reflections on the relation of the arts, visual images, and books...
Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion
Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion. By John Brooke and Geoffrey Cantor. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998--di + 367 pp. $49.95 (cloth). In Reconstructing Nature, which originated as the 1995-6 series of Gifford Lectures at the...
Report on the Bioethics Consultation
At the invitation of the Most Revd Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, a group of Episcopal theologians, ethicists, and scientists met with those engaged in various forms of pastoral ministry in order to learn about...
Revelation and Reconciliation: A Window on Modernity
Revelation and Reconciliation:A Window on Modernity. By Stephen N. Williams. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvii + 180 pp. $54.95 (cloth); $21.95 (paper). This book serves a very particular but nonetheless quite important purpose in...
Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community
Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community. Edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, vol. 165. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997. xxii + 418 pp. $32.00 (cloth). A...
Some Implications of Genetic Mutation: Toward a More Natural Theology
The Problem Following the theologian and physicist Ian Barbour, David H. Smith characterizes the ideal relationship between theology and the natural sciences in terms of dialogue.1 With this characterization, Smith suggests (among other things) that...
Symbols of Transcendence: Religious Expression in the Thought of Louis Dupre
Symbols of Transcendence: Religious Expression in the Thought Of Louis Dupr6. By Paul J. Levesque. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, no. 22. Louvain, Belgium: Peters Press, 1997. xx + 381 pp. $30.00 (paper). Paul Levesque's exposition of the...
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine
The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine. Edited by Colin E. Gunton. Cambridge Companions to Religion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xix + 307 pp. $59.95 (cloth); $18.95 (paper). The many volumes being produced as "Companions"...
The City of Man
The City of Man. By Pierre Manent. Translated by Marc A. LePain. New French Thought Series. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. xi + 225 pp. $24.95 (cloth). "In the beginning, the world was without form and void, without laws, arts, or sciences,...
The Ethics of the Incarnation
In addressing the ethics of genetic technology, we come up against a host of fundamental concepts: nature, humanity, culture, identity, the role of medicine and "pure science," consent, self-awareness, et al. How do these look in light of Anglican, Christian...
The Flowing Light of the Godhead
The Flowing Light of the Godhead. By Mechthild of Magdeburg. Translated and introduced by Frank Tobin. Preface by Margot Schmidt. Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York and Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1998. xl + 373 pp. $24.95 (paper). Growing...
The Practice of Prayer
The Practice of Prayer. By Margaret Guenther. The New Church's Teaching Series, Vol. 4. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1998. xii + 212 pp. $11.95 (paper). This is a practical and readable book on the essentials of prayer, presented by Episcopal...
The Rule of Faith: Scripture, Canon and Creed in a Critical Age
The Rule of Faith: Scripture, Canon and Creed in a Critical Age. Edited by Ephraim Radner and George Sumner. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1997. )oji + 159 pp. $18.50 (paper). The Rule of Faith is a collection of essays which, with one notable...
The Shape of Pneumatology: Studies in the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
The Shape of Pneumatology: Studies in the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. By John McIntyre. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997. 304 pp. $49.95 (cloth). I attend a men's prayer group consisting, surprisingly, of Episcopalians and Pentecostals. At a recent...
The Whole and Divided Self. the Bible and Theological Anthropology
The Whole and Divided Self. The Bible and Theological Anthropology. Edited by David E. Aune and John McCarthy. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1997. viii + 251 pp. $29.95 (cloth). This book is the product of a group of scholars, mainly from the...
Thomas Traherne and the Awakening of Want
WANTING is everything in the spiritual life, more important even than having. Spiritual teachers from Gregory of Nyssa to William of Saint-Thierry have long insisted, in fact, that to want is to have. The desiring of God is itself the end, not simply...
When God Is Silent
When God is Silent. By Barbara Brown Taylor. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications. 132 pp. $9.95 (paper). Many readers will already be aware of Barbara Brown Taylor's growing reputation as a preacher. In this series of three Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching...