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. 93, No. 3, Summer

All That Is: A Naturalistic Faith for the Twenty-First Century
All That Is: A Naturalistic Faith for the Twenty-First Century. By Arthur Peacocke. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2007. xvi + 220 pp. $23.00 (paper).The late Arthur Peacocke began his professional career as a biologist, and mid-career turned to...
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"Anglo-Catholic in Religion": T. S. Eliot and Christianity
"Anglo-Catholic in Religion": T. S. Eliot and Christianity. By Barry Spurr. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2010. 325 pp. $52.50 (paper).Many have wondered how serious T. S. Eliot was when he made his controversial claim in 1928, a year after he received...
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A Secular Age
A Secular Age. By Charles Taylor. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007. ? + 874 pp. $43.50 (cloth).Much expanded in scope and detail from his 1999 Gilford Lectures, Charles Taylor's A Secular Age provides the means of conceiving...
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A Shared Morality: A Narrative Defense of Natural Law Ethics
A Shared Morality: A Narrative Defense of Natural Law Ethics. By Craig A. Boyd. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2007. 272 pp. $24.95 (paper).Craig Boyd's book on natural law and the virtues may be one of the best arguments in defense of Thomistic...
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Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal
Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal. By Paul R. Kolbet. Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Series. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010. xi + 342 pp. $45.00 (paper).Paul R. Kolbet, Assistant Professor of Theology...
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Augustine and the Trinity
Augustine and the Trinity. By Lewis Ayres. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 360 pp. $80.00 (cloth).With Augustine and the Trinity, Lewis Ayres delivers a major contribution to the ongoing conversation regarding Augustines Trinitarian thought....
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A Welcome Shore
A Welcome Shore. By Suzanne Underwood Rhodes. Moscow, Idaho: Canon Press, 2010. 117 pp. $12.00 (paper).A Welcome Shore is a collection of brief autobiographical prose meditations by poet Suzanne Underwood Rhodes. These meditations often have as their...
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Do This: Liturgy as Performance
Do This: Liturgy as Performance. By Richard D. McCall. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. 195 pp. $28.00 (paper).In the introduction to his work, McCall makes the observation that "the very warrant for sacramental worship is a verb...
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Do Two Walk Together? Walking with the Other through Contextual Bible Study
IntroductionThe image of two walking together, invoked by the Trinity Institute as one of its themes for its conference on "Reading Scripture through Other Eyes," resonates with the Contextual Bible Study movement. The work of the Bible movement in Brazil,...
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Editors' Notes
It is once again a pleasure and a privilege for the ATR to publish the major presentations from the Trinity Institute. The topic for 2011, "Reading Scripture through Other Eyes," is a timely one for all Christians. At the same time, as many of these...
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God and Evil in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas
God and Evil in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. By Herbert McCabe. Edited and introduced by Brian Davies. London and New York: Continuum, 2010. xviii + 205 pp. $24.95 (paper).The so-called problem of evil arises from fundamental theological misunderstandings....
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"Has Not God Made Foolish the Wisdom of the World?"
The most common Latin phrase indicating the nature of our species is homo sapiens. Let's just forget about the part of the phrase that excludes half the species, diat is to say homo rather than f emina, and move on. Homo sapiens might be good as a start,...
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Mind the Gap! Reflections on the "Bible in the Life of the Church" Project
The ChallengeIt is no secret that the Anglican Communion has been living under considerable strain for over a decade. As with most complex relational situations, we must deal with more than just the presenting issue of how we understand homosexuality....
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Reinhold Niebuhr Revisited: Engagements with an American Original/Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics: God and Power
Reinhold Niebuhr Revisited: Engagements with an American Original. Edited by Daniel F. Rice. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009. 402 pp. $26.00 (paper).Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics: God and Power. Edited by Richard Harries...
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Sermon: Reading out Loud
So Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the Etiiiopian eunuch reading the prophet Isaiah. He askeà, "Do you wiàerstanâ what you are reading?" He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.(Acts...
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Such Is Life!: A Close Encounter with Ecclesiastes
Such Is Life!: A Close Encounter with Ecclesiastes. By Lloyd Geering. Salem, Ore.: Polebridge Press, 2010. 212 pp. $20.00 (paper).The unique genre and literary style of Eeclesiastes lends itself to creative interpretations. Lloyd Geering provides readers...
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The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. By Kay Ryan. New York: Grove Press, 2010. 270 pp. $24.00 (cloth).Kay Ryan, the 2009-2010 United States Poet Laureate, is a spartan, earthy, and irreverent poet. The tide poem of her recent collection illustrates...
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The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History
The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History. By Richard W. Pfaff. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxviii + 593 pp. $124.00 (cloth); $96.00 (Adobe eBook).There is no comprehensive historical study of Christian worship in medieval Europe. In...
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The Providence of God: Deus Habet Consilium
The Providence of God: Deus Habet Consilium. Edited by Francesca Aran Murphy and Philip G. Ziegler. New York: T & T Clark, 2009. xi + 338 pp. $140.00 (cloth), $39.95 (paper).Well-edited and diverse collections of essays reveal the complexity of the...
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The Question of Providence
The Question of Providence. By Charles M. Wood. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. xiii + 120 pp. $20.00 (paper).Those familiar with Charles Wood's previous work, especially The Formation of Christian Understanding, will recognize that...
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The Understanding of Christian Faith
The Understanding of Christian Faith. By Schubert M. Ogden. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2010. 168 pp. $21.00 (paper).The Understanding of Christian Faith is Schubert Ogden s first effort toward a comprehensive systematic theology. The argument is tighdy...
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What Is Truth?
How do we find truth in Scripture? Clearly, our cultures influence our reading and shape our understanding of the Bible. In Scripture God's word is communicated in limited and at times archaic human language and idioms, with all their inevitable cultural...
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Where Is the Scribe?
We begin with a question: "Where is the scribe?" The communities that hear and read the words of Scripture have long had scholars and interpreters to help them understand the meaning of those words. Where do we find the critical scholars of Scripture...
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