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. 89, No. 1, Winter

Afro-Anglican Retrospective: Toronto, Cape Town, Barbados
People of African descent are often surprised by the similarity of their experiences. The three international conferences and the two pre-Lambeth meetings of Afro-Anglican bishops reinforced the reality that we had much in common, so much so that it...
Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present
Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present. By Rowan Greer. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2006. 288 pp. $29.95 (paper).It is a particular pleasure to review this book, since I was among some Episcopal ordinands at...
Anglican Theological Conference (Latin America): Panama Declaration
Be humble and gentle; patient, hearing with one another in love; make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bonds of love.Ephesians 4:2-3To the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates and the Anglican...
Appreciations
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was once asked what holds the Anglican Communion together. He replied: We meet! Crucial to any notion of community is the willingness to meet one another face to face in the full reality of how our faith has been shaped by the...
Celebrating the Gifts of Afro-Anglicanism
Canon George Brandt's address opened the Third Afro-Anglican Conference in Toronto, Canada, with a discussion of the beginnings of the conference and the ideas and principles lying, behind its development. The address honors some of the laity, priests,...
Claiming Elijah's Mantle: Young Adults and the Life of the Church
Elijah's challenge to the young Elisha was real and life-changing, requiring an immediate decision. The transfer of spiritual authority from one generation to another ensures the continuity of the faith community. At the same time, the nature and quality...
Claiming Theology in the Pulpit
Claiming Theology in the Pulpit. By Burton Z. Cooper and John S. McClure. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. xi + 139 pp. $19.95 (paper).This excellent text by Cooper and MeClure is dedicated to theological consciousness-raising in preachers,...
Congregations in America
Congregations in America. By Mark Chaves. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. 262 pp. $29.95 (cloth).Much of American congregational life goes unseen, or is visible only through the blurry lens of region or the reflection of denomination....
Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture
Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture. By Vincent J. Miller. New York: Continuum. 2003. 208 pp. $24.95 (cloth).Consumer culture changes religious belief and practice, for worse or better. This book details the nature...
Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age
Discovering Religious History in the Modern Age. By Hans G. Kippenberg. Translated from the German by Barbara Harshav. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2002. xvi + 264 pp. $24.95 (paper).This is intellectual history as it should be written....
Editor's Notes
It is a privilege and an honor for the Anglican Theological Review to begin Volume 89 with the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Afro-Anglicanism, held July 20-27, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. (The ATR published the proceedings of the...
Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination
Educating Clergy: Teaching Practices and Pastoral Imagination. By Charles R. Foster, Lisa K. Dahill, Laurence A. Golemon, and Barbara Wang Tolentino. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2006. xx + 430 pp. $40.00 (cloth).Educating Clergy is the first...
Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality
Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality. By Kyle D. Fedler. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. 233 pp. $29.95 (paper).Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality starts off strong. Kyle D. Fedler...
Frederick Boyd Williams (1939-2006) Prophet, Pastor, Priest: A Dedication
As the politicians say, I must declare an interest. Frederick Boyd Williams was my close personal friend and mentor for thirty-eight years. To Fred this collection of the papers and addresses ol the Third Afro-Anglican Conference is dedicated. Fred was...
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. By Miroslav Volf. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2005. 247 pp. $12.99 (paper).This accessible work by the acclaimed author of Exclusion and Embrace offers a profound exposition of...
God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation
God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation . By Rupert Shortt. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005. ix + 284 pp. $20.00 (paper).The description on the back cover of the book states that "Shortt's lively interviews introduce...
God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics
God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics. By Samuel Wells. The Challenges in Contemporary Theology series, edited by Gareth Jones and Lewis Ayres. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. 232 pp. $36.95 (paper).In the preface to God's Companions, Samuel...
Imagining Redemption
Imagining Redemption. By David Kelsey. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005. 108 pp. $14.95 (paper).Originally given as the 2004 Taylor Lectures at Yale Divinity School, David Kelsey's Imagining Redemption provides a complex, nuanced account...
Introduction
It' it is difficult to pinpoint when and where the Afro-Anglican movement began, it is he-cause there is no such time or plaee. AlVoAuglicanism can lie described as the gradual coming of age of Anglicans of color, who realized that while they have readily...
John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought
John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought. By Randall C. Zachman. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006. 277 pp. $24.99 (paper).This is Randall Zuchman's second major work on Calvin, and it is soon to be...
Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World
Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World. Edited by Pamela K. Brubaker, Rebecca Todd Peters, and Laura A. Stivers. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. vii +165 pp. $19.95 (paper).Two of this hooks editors,...
Karl Barth
Karl Barth. By John Webster. Outstanding Christian Thinkers series. second edition. New York: Continuum, 2004. xvi + 181 pp. $27.95 (paper).Among all the recent publications about Karl Barth, John Webster's discussion of this theological giant invites...
Lesslie Newbigin, A Theological Life
Lesslie Newbigin, A Theological Life. By Geoffrey Wainwright. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ix+ 459 pp. $80.00 (cloth).Geoffrey Wainwright has written a magisterial biography of a theologian who like him has been a pastor, missionary,...
Memory, History, Forgetting
Memory, History, Forgetting. By Paul Ricoeur. Translated by Kathleen Blamey and David Pallauer. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2004. xvii + 642 pp. $40.00 (cloth).Memory, History, Forgetting represents the crowning achievement of a career...
Mission and Catechesis, Alexandre De Rhodes and Inculturation in Seventeenth-Century Vietnam
Mission and Catechesis, Alexandre de Rhodes and Inculturation in Seventeenth-Century Vietnam. By Peter Phan. Faith and Cultures series. Mayknoll, N.Y.; Orbis Books, 199S. 324 pp. $50.00 (cloth), $35.00 (paper).Alexandre de Rhodes (1593-1660) and Peter...
Mutual Transformations: Christ and Culture Again
Books DiscussedChrist and Culture. By H. Richard Niebuhr. New York, N.Y.: Harper-Collins, originally published in 1951, 2001 reprint. 320pp. $15.95 (paper).Protestant, Catholic, Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology. By Will Herberg. Chicago,...
Paul's Rhetoric in Its Contexts: The Argument of Romans
Paul's Rhetoric in Its Contexts: the Argument of Romans. By Thomas H. Tobin, S.J. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004. xxii + 469 pp. $24.95 (paper).In the quest to shed greater light into Romans. Thomas Tobin provides academic and lay readers...
Philosophy and Theology
Philosophy and Theology. By John U. Caputo. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 2006. 84 pp. $12.00 (paper).John D. Caputo's Philosophy and Theology is at once a concise history of philosophy and a fervent prayer. Despite the deep chasm that has often...
Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology
Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology. By Kwok Pni-lan. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005. xi + 252 pp. $24.95 (paper).Kwok Pui-lan's hook, if we give it the reading it deserves, has the potential to change the way we do theology....
Reflections on Bishop Herbert Thompson
Over our more than twenty-five year friendship. Bishop Thompson and I had many disagreements about where the Episcopal Church was headed. But the one thing we always agreed upon was the importance of unity and the need to step beyond the limits our comfort...
Sermon: Grasping the Past, Taking Hold of the Future: The Challenge of Afro-Anglicanism
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet you all in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It gives me great joy to be with you at this, the Third International Conference on Afro-Anglicanism.While preparing to come here, I have been...
Sermon: Remembrance: A Charge to Keep
Beloved sisters and brothers, let us look to the Lord.May only God's word be spoken,May God's work be heard,In the precious name of Jesus, I pray.Amen.My sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus, allow me to say right now: It is good for us to be here in...
Shattered Voices: Language, Violence, and the Work of Truth Commissions
Shattered Voices: Language, Violence, and the Work of Truth Commissions. By Teresa Godwin Phelps. Pennsylvania Series in Human Rights, edited by Bert B. Lockwood. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 192 pp. $45.00 (cloth), $21.95...
Shy but Not Retiring: The Memoirs of the Right Reverend Eric Waldram Kemp
Shy But Not Retiring: The Memoirs of the Right Reverend Eric Waldram Kemp. Edited and prepared for publication by Jeremy Matthew Haselock. New York: Continuum, 2006. vii + 285 pp. $49.95 (cloth).Eric Kemp was Bishop of Chichester for twenty-eight years,...
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. By Christian Smith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 346 pp. $25.00 (cloth).Into popular conversations about "spiritual but not religious" American youth, Christian Smith...
The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified
The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified. By Adam G. Cooper. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 287pp. $110.00 (doth).The first impulse for Adam Cooper's study is the apparently naïve and simple question: What...
The Codrington Consensus
The global emergence of the spirit and ethos of Afro-Anglicanism was harnessed by the initiatives of African-American Episcopalians, chronicled by a wider array of Black Anglicans, and codified in the first Afro-Anglican Conference in Barbados, West...
The Dominican Tradition
The Dominican Tradition. By Thomas C. MrGonigle and Phyllis Zagano. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2006. xxi + 145 pp. $14.95 (paper).This attractive hook contains an anthology of short selections by, or in some cases about, significant figures...
The New Democracies and the Challenge of Human Rights
Human rights have a special role to play in contemporary developments that seek to sustain democracy. All human rights must be seen as "universal, interdependent and inter-related," despite many of the ways in which globalization is pursued. The problems...
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey. Edited by Charles Hefling and Cynthia Shattuck. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xvi + 614 pp. $45.00 (cloth).Anglicans believe that worship according to the Book of...
The Revelation of Saint John
The Revelation of Saint John. By Ian Boxall. Peabody Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006. xvi + 347 pp. $29.95 (cloth).Black's New Testament Commentaries (reissued in the United Status as Harper's New Testament Commentaries) have been an admirably useful...
The Toronto Accord Third International Conference on Afro-Anglicanism July 20-27, 2005 Toronto, Canada
IntroductionFor eight thiys of prayer, listening, reflection and fellowship, over 275 Afro-Anglicans gathered in Toronto, Ontario, to give support, among other things, to a conference objective of providing increased visibility to people of the African...
The Windsor Report: A Paradigm Shift for Anglicanism
The 2004 Windsor Report prompted a variety of responses from the Anglican provinces in Africa, reflecting the different languages, cultures, and forms of Christianity found on this continent. Among African Anglicans, it is church leaders who speak most...
Wrestling for Blessing
Wrestling for Blessing. By Marilyn MrCord Adams. New York: Church Publishing, 2005. 144 pp. $20.00 (paper).Spirit-charged sermons are often public wrestlings with Scripture and the "nitty-gritty worst that life offers" (p. 23). One hears of the promise...