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. 91, No. 1, Winter

And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament
And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament. By Edith Humphrey. Studies in Theological Interpretation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2007. 238 pp. $22.99 (paper).Edith Humphrey's latest book is an original and substantial...
Christianity in Latin America: A History
Christianity in Latin America: A History. By Ondina E. González and Justo L. González. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 331 pages. $23.99 (paper); $80.00 (cloth).Tackling the difficult task of encapsulating over five hundred years of religious...
Christology and Science
Christology and Science. By F. LeRon Shults. Grand Rapids, Mich, and Cambridge: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008. ? + 171 pp. $99.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper).Most contemporary discussions of the interaction of science and faith focus less on the specific...
Corpus Homini: A Poem for Single Flesh
Corpus Homini: A Poem for Single Flesh. By Sofia M. Starnes. San Antonio, Tex.: Wings Press, 2008. 48 pp. $15.00 (cloth).This collection of linked poems, or more accurately one long poem with twelve parts, attempts a huge task - a task much larger than...
Deconstructing Theodicy: Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering
Deconstructing Theodicy: Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering. By David B. Burrell. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2007. 144 pp. $19.99 (paper).Readers who have already encountered David BurrelPs Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions...
Ecumenical Reception: Its Challenge and Opportunity
Ecumenical Reception: Its Challenge and Opportunity. By William G. Rusch. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. x + 142 pp. $20.00 (paper).Ecumenical Reception: Its Challenge and Opportunity is a deceptively short book. In it William...
Following God through Mark: Theological Tension in the Second Gospel
Following God through Mark: Theological Tension in the Second Gospel. By Ira Brent Driggers. London and Louisville, Ky..- Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. ? + 135 pp. $24.95 (paper).Mark, as all readers of the New Testament know, is the antidote to...
How (Not) to Speak of God
How (Not) to Speak of God. By Peter Rollins. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2006. xv + 144 pp. $19.95 (paper).In this subtle but accessible book, Peter Rollins draws upon recent philosophy, Christian mysticism, and a broadly evangelical experience...
Jesus: The Village Psychiatrist
Jesus: The Village Psychiatrist. By Donald Capps. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 192 pp. $19.95 (paper).It is not every day that one happens upon a book wherein comparisons between Jesus of Nazareth and Sigmund Freud abound. Indeed,...
Leadership from the Inside Out
While varying slightly from diocese to diocese or province to province, the Anglican Church has a formation process for leadership based heavily upon the creation of "one-size-fits-all" clergy. An accidental by-product of the outside-in process is a...
Looking at Leadership beyond Our Own Horizon
When church people consider images and concepts of leadership, I inevitably hear them attempt to separate the ecclesia from the rest of human riffraff. "The church is not a business." "We are not like the military - we are a community of faith." "The...
Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective
Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective. By Pamela Cooper- White. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2007. viii + 359 pp. $34.00 (cloth).This book is a work of art. Cooper- White brings the full measure of her expertise...
News to Me: Gospel Stories for the Real World
News to Me: Gospel Stories for the Real World. By Lawrence Wood. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 184 pp. $16.95 (paper).Gifted preachers are rare. Lawrence R. Wood is senior minister of First Congregational Church in Darien, Connecticut,...
On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process
On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process. By Catherine Keller. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2008. xv + 208 pp. $16 (paper).This most recent book by Catherine Keller offers an accessible, engaging introduction to her relational perspective and...
On the Priesthood
Episcopalians affirm the ministry of all the baptized. Our polity is also deeply inclusive of laity in our leadership structure-at parochial, diocesan, and national levels. As such, however, it is important to remember that not all Christian ministries...
Preaching What We Practice: Proclamation and Moral Discernment
Preaching What We Practice: Proclamation and Moral Discernment. By David J. Schlafer and Timothy F. Sedgwick. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2007. 176 pp. $20.00 (paper).How can preaching influence the ways a Christian individual or community...
Something to Say: Pastoral Leadership and the Word
You can't make a record if you ain't got nothin' to say; You can't make music if you ain't got nothin' to play.- Willie Nelson1The asking of questions is an essential element of pastoral leadership. Not only does it push individuals and congregations...
"The Bells of Paradise I Heard Them Ring"
Down in yon forest there stands a hall,The bells of Paradise I heard them ring;It's covered all over with purple and pallAnd I love my Lord Jesus above any thing.1That's not quite the way the grocer's apprentice wrote it, of course. On a break between...
The Bible and Contemporary Culture
The Bible and Contemporary Culture. By Gerd Theissen. Translated by David E. Green. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2007. xx + 163 pp. $16.00 (paper).Gerd Theissen, Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, has pioneered the application...
The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary/Praise Seeking Understanding: Reading the Psalms with Augustine
The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. By Robert Alter. New York: WW. Norton, 2007. xl + 518 pp. $35.00 (cloth).Praise Seeking Understanding: Reading the Psalms with Augustine. By Jason Byassee. Foreword by Robert W Jenson. Radical Traditions....
The Many Marks of the Church
The Many Marks of the Church. Edited by William Madges and Michael J. Daley. New London, Conn.: Twenty-Third Publications, 2006. 232 pp. $24.95 (paper).The Many Marks of the Church goes far beyond one, holy, catholic, and apostolic to include conciliar,...
To Remember the Lord Jesus: Leadership and Memory in the New Testament
Christian theological reflection appropriately draws upon the texts of the New Testament to consider questions of the nature, character, and shape of pastoral leadership. This article delineates a groundwork for doing so by examining at the outset the...
What Would Jesus Deconstruct? the Good News of Postmodernism for the Church
What Would Jesus Deconstruct? The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church. By John D. Caputo. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2007. 160 pp. $19.99 (paper).In What Would Jesus Deconstruct? (WWJD), John Caputo attempts to show exacdy that - what...