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. 80, No. 2, Spring

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion
A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Edited by Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 199 i . v + 639 pp. $65.00 (cloth). In the last twenty years, Anglo-American philosophy...
After Christianity
After Christianity. By Daphne Hampson. London: SCM, 1996. x + 336 pp. $25.00 (paper). After Christianity explores the notion that ". . . the lack of fit between the world in which we live and the conception of God which we have inherited has reached...
A New Systematic Theology in a Phenomenological Mode
Divine Empathy: A Theology of God. By Edward Farley. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. xvi + 320 pp. $26.00 (paper). With this volume Edward Farley, recently retired professor of theology at Vanderbilt, completes a massive twenty-five year project which...
A Rickety Bridge: Biblical Preaching in Crisis
WILLIAM H. SHEPHERD, JR.* I. "Never use the text as a pretext," said my old Methodist preacher friend. I've always suspected from the glimmer in his eye that he knew how often he did just that, using the Bible as a springboard for a message he had in...
A Sermon Preached at the Burial Liturgy for Patricia Wilson-Kastner
A Sermon Preached at the Burial Liturgy for Patricia Wilson-Kastner Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York City 23 January, 1998 Wisdom 3:1-5,9 Romans 8: 14-19, 34,35,37-39 John 6:37-40 I have been numb for the past week. We all have been numb with...
Booknotes
Regular reading and, for this writer, daily reading is part of the survival manual for parish ministry. Reading is not only recreational but necessary, in that I am truly fed by it and even sustained by it. Moreover, I live under the compulsion, from...
Cathedrals under Siege: Cathedrals in English Society, 1600-1700
Cathedrals Under Siege: Cathedrals in English Society, 1600-1700. By Stanford E. Lehmberg. University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1996. xxx + 270 pp. $55.00 (cloth). In this handsomely produced study Professor Lehmberg offers a sequel to a previous volume...
Christ: The Self-Emptying of God
Christ: The Self-Emptying of God. By Lucien Richard. New York/ Mahwah, N.J: Paulist Press, 1997. 236 pp. $18.95 (paper). Noting that "[t]he basic contemporary method in Christology is that of correlation" (p. 4), Lucien Richard's objective in this book...
Corpus Christi
EVELYN UNDERHILL* Come, dear Heart! The fields are white to harvest: come and see As in a glass the timeless mystery Of love, whereby we feed On God, our bread indeed. Torn by the sickles, see him share the smart Of travailing Creation: maimed, despised,...
Deep Symbols: Their Postmodern Effacement and Reclamation
Deep Symbols: Their Postmodern Effacement and Reclamation. By Edward Farley. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International. xii + 145 pp. $16.00 (paper). Edward Farley, Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt University, applies his phenomenological expertise...
Divine Revelation: Salvation and Liberation in Catholic Thought
Divine Revelation: Salvation and Liberation in Catholic Thought. By Dean Brackley. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1996. xxvi + 197 pp. $19.00 (paper). Dean Brackley teaches at the Central American University in San Salvador. This book addresses the question...
Editor's Notes
As is our custom, we have included in this issue of the Anglican Theological Review a list of all those who have contributed financially to the journal in the past year. We also thank the Supporting Parishes of the Review and those who have provided...
Essentials of Christian Community: Essays for Daniel W. Hardy
Essentials of Christian Community: Essays for Daniel W Hardy. Edited by David F. Ford and Dennis L. Stamps. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1996. 380 pp. $59.95 (cloth). Essentials of Christian Community is not an easy book to review for the simple reason...
Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism
Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism. By G. William Barnard. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997. xiv + 422 pp. $21.95 (paper). The explosion of philosophical interest in mysticism, and the indebtedness...
God's Ways with the World: Thinking and Practising Christian Faith
God's Ways With the World: Thinking and Practising Christian Faith. By Daniel W Hardy. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996. ix + 421 pp. $49.95 (cloth). The eighteen essays and thirteen sermons comprising the latest work by one of today's established and...
Irenaeus of Lyons
Irenaeus of Lyons. By Robert M. Grant. The Early Church Fathers. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. 214 pp. $75.00 (cloth); $24.99 (paper). This new series of patristic texts from Routledge bodes well for all who teach patristics, or would like to...
Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days: A Ceremonial Guide
Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days: A Ceremonial Guide. By Leonel L. Mitchell. Boston: Cowley Publications, 1996. xvi + 126 pp. $13.95 (paper). This volume is a companion to the late Howard E. Galley's The Ceremonies of the Eucharist:...
Living into the Mystery of the Holy Trinity: Trinity, Prayer, and Sexuality
SARAH COY In this presentation, I want to lay before you three theses about the Trinity which have been much exercising me in my recent theological research,1 and which are, I believe, intertwined in a complex and fascinating way. They relate to what...
Maximus the Confessor
Maximus the Confessor. By Andrew Louth. The Early Church Fathers. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. ix + 230 pp. $59.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper). Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is one of the most imposing figures in the entire canon of patristic...
On "Core" Doctrine: Some Possibly Relevant Soundings
CHARLES HEFLING* The substance of this article was given as an address at a conference on "core doctrine" sponsored hy SEAD (Scholarly Engagement with Anglican Doctrine) and held at St. John's Church, Stamford, CT in May 1997. Some revising was done...
Popular Religion and Modernization in Latin America: A Different Logic
Popular Religion and Modernization in Latin America: A Different Logic. By Cristian Parker. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1996. xii + 292 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Cristian Parker is tired-tired of facile assumptions that modernization inevitably leads to a...
Revising the Marriage Liturgy in the Church of England: Towards Clarifying Issues and Possibilities
BRYAN D. SPINKS* This article makes no pretence to qualify as a piece of liturgical wissenschaft. Rather, it seeks to show how the study of liturgy and ancillary disciplines, and the social setting of a Church converge in a practical pastoral application....
Spirituality in Transition
Spirituality in Transition. By James J. Bacik. Kansas City: Sheed & Ward, 1996. vii + 232 pp. $15.95 (paper). In addition to Spirituality in n (1996), James J. Bacik, Campus MiniSter at the University off o, is the author of Gracious Mystery (1987);...
The Anglican Contribution to the Ecumenical Age: A Non-Anglican View
NICHOLAS LOSSKY* As a non-Anglican asked to speak of the Anglican identity, I feel I must begin by stating my relation to Anglicanism. This relation began very early in my youth. When I visited Britain for the first time as a boy of sixteen, soon after...
The Christology of the Fourth Gospel: Its Unity and Disunity in the Light of John 6
The Christology of the Fourth Gospel: Its Unity and Disunity in the Light of John 6. By Paul N. Anderson. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1996. 352 pp. $25.00 (paper). Anderson's work is a revision of the dissertation submitted in 1988 to...
The Idea of a University
The Idea of a University. By John Henry Newman and edited by Frank M. Turner. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996. vii + 377 pp. $35.00 (trade cloth), $15.00 (paper), $89.95 (14 cassettes). Yale's recent reprinting of the better part of...
Theological Perspectives on Christian Formation: A Reader on Theology and Christian Education
Theological Perspectives on Christian Formation: a reader on theology and Christian education. Edited by Jeff Astley, Leslie J. Francis, and Colin Crowder. Grand Rapids, MI: W B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. xx + 464 pp. $34.00 (paper). The North...
The Paradox of Salvation: Luke's Theology of the Cross
The Paradox of Salvation: Luke's Theology of the Cross. By Peter Doble. Cambridge, SNTSMS 87, 1996. 272 pp. $59.00 (cloth). One of the complaints still heard against Luke is that he has no theology of the cross. Doble refutes this by showing how he has...
The Sociology of Religious Movements
The Sociology of Religious Movements. By William Sims Bainbridge. New York: Routledge, 1997. 474 pp. $74.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). I have already decided to assign this book as a text for my course in sociology of religion this year. This indicates...
Toward a Trinitarian Anthropology
John W. Dixon, Jr.* Before there can be a Christian anthropology there has to be an anthropology. The question is: where do we find a satisfactory anthropology? We can no longer rely on propositional thought to determine such matters by deduction from...