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. 4, Fall

Acts of the Apostles
- for Trisha DavisMitiosis. meiosis. the molecule.How does the spirit build with these and rule?The spirit does not build or toil or spin,And what does is more curious withinThan anything the spirit might inhabit.Redness of the eye of the white rabbit.Or...
A Theology of Public Life
A Theology of Public Life. By Charles Mathewes. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine, no. 17. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xiv + 366 pp. $09.00 (cloth).Our contemporary discourse on Christian faith and democratic citizenship...
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. By William T. Cavanaugh. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2008. 103 pp. $12.00 (paper).In a thin book that doesn't take long to read, William Cavanaugh asks, "When is a market free?"...
Biblical Reasoning
Christian theology is biblical reasoning, in which human intelligence responds to the intelligible divine Word spoken through the prophets and apostles. This conception of theology rests upon an ontology and teleology of Scripture and reason, shaped...
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt/Christ the Lord: Road to Cana
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Bv Anne Rice. New York: Ballantine Books. 2005. 341 pp. $15.00 (paper).Christ the Lord: Road to Cana. Bv Anne Rice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. 241 pp. $25.95 (cloth).Anne Rice is best known for her voluptuous novels...
Climbing Higher, Plunging Deeper: At Home in the Ocean of God
"Now therefore revere the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. Now if you are unwilling to severe the LORD, choose this day whom you will...
Confession Obsession? Core Doctrine and the Anxieties of Anglican Theology
This essay focuses on theological reasons for being suspicious of recent proposals within the Anglican Communion for resolving the conflict over homosexuality, including the suggestion that the Communion introduce novel doctrinal specificity, or more...
Global Politics as If People Mattered
Global Politics as if People Mattered. New Millennium Books in International Studies Series. By Mary Ann Tétreault and Ronnie D. Lipschutz. Lanham. Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. vii + 225 pp. $32.95 (paper); $91.00 (cloth).Some three...
God and Black Suffering: Calling the Oppressors to Account
This essay addresses the topic of religion and violence from the perspective of a people who hare end need violence in America. It is not possible, theologically, to talk about God and black suffering without calling the oppressors to account. Enslaved...
God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary
God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary. By David Brown. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xii + 446 pp. $75.00 (cloth).This volume is the second part of a trilogy. The first. Cod and Enchantment of Place, explored the need for...
Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations
Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations. By Kibbie Simmons Ruth and Karen A. McClintock. Herndon, Va: The Alban Institute, 2007. xi + 250 pp. $18.00 (paper).Rumors, gossip, and information leaks can damage or destroy a congregation,...
Pannenberg on the Triune God
Pannenberg on the Triune God. By Iain Taylor. New York: T&T Clark, 2007. viii + 225 pp. $130.00 (cloth).The final volume of Wolfhart Pannenberg's three-part Systematic Theology was published in English in 1997, the culmination of a long theological...
Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis
Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis. By Michael Ward. New York: Oxford University Press. 2008. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth).Although C. S. Lewis is liest remembered as a Christian apologist and the author of the Narnia children's...
Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God
Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God. By Elizabeth A. Johnson. New York: Continuum, 2007. 234 pp. $24.95 (cloth).In Quest for the Living God, Elizabeth Johnson introduces theological approaches to Cod in a remarkably accessible...
Shaking the Foundations: LGBT Bishops and Blessings in the Fullness of Time
Homophobia is a sin, and its end-time is now! At stake in current Anglican Communion disputes is the uprooting of institutional homophobia within the church. Clever sex-and-gender conservatives pit liberal polity (with its bias toward tolerance and inclusiveness)...
The Book of Mary
The Book of Mary. By Nicola Slee. London: SPCK Publishing, 2007. 160 pp. £10.99 (paper).In the introduction to The Book of Mary. Nicola Slee admits that the image of Mary, mother of Jesus, functions in the Christian psyche as Christ does: "as a kind...
The Future of the Christian Tradition
The Future of the Christian Tradition. Edited by Robert J. Miller. The Jesus Seminar. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Polebridge Press, 2007. 240 pp. $22.00 (paper).On its website the Westar Institute identifies itself as an "educational institute dedicated to the...
The God Problem: Alternatives to Fundamentalism
The God Problem: Alternatives to Fundamentalism. By Nigel Leaves. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Polebridge Press, 2006. x + 98 pp. $18.00 (paper).Nigel Leaves, the Warden and Dean of Studies at John Wollaston Anglican Theological College in Perth. Australia, tells...
The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment
The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment. Edited by Tim Perry. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic. 327 pp. $25.00 (paper).Pope John Paul II is rightly remembered as a peerless apologist for Christian values, a tireless critic of secular mass...
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. By Drew Gilpin Faust. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. 368 pp. $27.95 (cloth).Rarely if ever has a hook been reviewed in this journal which also has been reviewed on the front page of the...
Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity
Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity. By Charles Marsh. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 256 pp. $25.00 (cloth).Charles Marsh is angry. Too many Christians "have watched with horror in recent years as the name...
What Is Scripture? Pursuing Smith's Question
In What Is Scripture? Wilfred Cantwell Smith called for a new conception of scripture that is fully historical and comparative and that anchors religious meaning in personal acts of relating to the divine rather than in texts as such. He also proposed...
With a Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit: A Postmodern Look at the Sacraments
With a Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit: A Postmodern Look at the Sacraments. By Lambert J. Leijsseu. Translated by Marie Baird. New York: Paulist Press, 2006. v + 147 pp. $16.95 (paper).Lambert Leijssen's book is a non-indexed but excellent introductory...