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. 87, No. 3, Summer

A Manuscript of the King's Book
In 1999, a manuscript version of the King's Book (the final doctrinal formulary published by Henry VIII's government) surfaced in the book world. Although a new documentary link in the chain connecting the scandalously "Lutheran" Ten Articles (1536)...
American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States with CD-ROM
American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States with CD-ROM. By Richard E. Wentz. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2003. xiii + 442 pp. $30.00 (paper).In this updated version of an earlier work, Religion in the New World,...
Divinity and Diversity: A Christian Affirmation of Religious Pluralism
Divinity and Diversity: A Christian Affirmation of Religious Pluralism. By Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 2003. 125 pp. $18.00 (paper).In Divinity and Diversity, Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki sets herself the very difficult task...
Editor's Notes
The breadth and richness of what is meant by "theology" are strikingly represented in this issue of the ATR. Theology, we say, with an eye to the derivation of the word, is some sort of discourse about something-an "ology" of God. Yet it has always been...
Elders in Every City: The Origin and Role of the Ordained Ministry
Elders in Every City: The Origin and Role of the Ordained Ministry. By Roger Beckwith. Carlisle, UK and Waynesboro, Ga.: Paternoster Press, 2003. 103 pp. $9.99 (paper).This is an impressive little book, for into only eighty-four pages of discussion the...
Faith and Imagination
This address, delivered at Wells Cathedral, lays out a parallel between faith, in its reach towards the inexpressible, and the imagination that enters not only into the making of works of visual and poetic art, but also into recent developments in mathematics....
"Full of All Knowledg": George Herbert's "Country Parson" and Early Modern Social Discourse
"Full of all knowledg": George Herbert's "Country Parson" and Early Modern Social Discourse. By Ronald W. Cooley. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2004. viii + 238 pp. $53.00 (cloth).George Herbert's short life (1593-1633) was marked...
Give Us Grace: An Anthology of Anglican Prayers
Give Us Grace: An Anthology of Anglican Prayers. Compiled by Christopher L. Webber. Harrisburg, Pa., London, and New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2004. xxi + 521 pp. $29.95 (cloth).As readers of his previous work will know, Christopher L. Webber is much...
Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life
Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life. By Abigail Rian Evans. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. xxi + 486 pp. $34,95 (cloth)."The thesis of this book is that God's gift of healing is available during all seasons of a person's life...
Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice
Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice. By Rebecca M. Blank and William McGurn. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. xiii +151 pp. $16.95 (paper).Economic concerns are near the center of religious ethics for...
Martin Luther
Martin Luther. By Martin Marty. Penguin Lives Series. New York: Viking Penguin, 2004. xv + 199 pp. $19.95 (paper).It is no surprise that the biography series Penguin Lives devotes a volume to Martin Luther. It is surprising, however, that such a small...
Newman's Tractarian Homiletics
The Tractarian Movement in the Church of England-like Anglo-Catholicism in the Episcopal Church-has often been criticized for its presumed de-emphasis of the liturgy of the Word. I attempt to show that Newman's concerns about Evangelical preaching styles,...
One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship
One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship. By C. Michael Hawn. Bethesda, Md.: Alban Institute, 2003. xxx + 224pp. $16.00 (paper).In his foreword to this volume, Justo L. Gonzalez points out that most congregations think they are welcoming,...
Philosophy, Dissent, and Nonconformity, 1689-1920
Philosophy, Dissent, and Nonconformity, 1689-1920. By Alan P. F. Sell. Cambridge: James Clarke, 2004. 300 pp. £50.00/$ 100.00 (cloth).The art critic John Berger noted that "average," even commonplace, works reveal the historical functions and social...
Priests and Prelates: "The Daily Telegraph" Clerical Obituaries
Priests and Prelates: "The Daily Telegraph" Clerical Obituaries. By Trevor Beeson. London and New York: Continuum, 2002. xvi + 256 pp. £16.00/$29.95 (cloth); £10.99/$21.95 (paper).Trevor Beeson, Dean of Winchester from 1987 to 1996, contributed some...
Radical Compassion: The Life and Times of Archbishop Ted Scott, Tenth Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (1971-1986)
Radical Compassion: The Life and Times of Archbishop Ted Scott, Tenth Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (1971-1986). By Hugh McCullum. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2004. 544 pp. CDN$34.95/US$19.95 (paper).Archbishop Ted Scott (1919-2004), the...
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Why Bother with Belief?
Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith Why Bother with Belief?Books discussed:Freedom Evolves. By Daniel C. Dennett. New York: Viking, 2003. xiii + 347pp. $24.95 (cloth); $17.00 (paper).Seeing with Their Hearts: Chicago Women and the Vision...
Spirit in the Cities: Searching for Soul in the Urban Landscape
Spirit in the Cities: Searching for Soul in the Urban Landscape. Edited by Kathryn Tanner. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. xv + 144 pp. $15.00 (paper).Kathryn Tanner and the contributors to Spirit in the Cities attempt to relate the fields...
The Anglican Spirit
The Anglican Spirit. By Michael Ramsey. Edited by Dale D. Coleman. New York: Church Publishing, 2004. Seabury Classics. xvii + 147 pp. $13.00 (paper).Of all the available "introductions to Anglicanism" (their name is Legion), this may well be the best....
The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation
The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation. By Norman Jones. Oxford and Maiden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. xv + 253 pp. £17.99/$35.95 (paper).How did it come about that, during the sixteenth century in England, "a nation of habitual...
The First and the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions
The First and the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions. By George Sumner. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. vi + 219pp. $26.00 (cloth).The central conceptual notion of The First...
The Force of Analogy
The article outlines twenty theses for rethinking the doctrine of analogy in a postmodern context. The pivotal claim is that the paradigmatic and decisive force of analogy is to extend and create new meanings by "forcing" an affirmation of identity that...
The Mass Media and Faith: The Potentialities and Problems for the Church in Our Television Culture
This essay examines the meaning and impact of the message about Christian religious institutions delivered by the mass media, especially television. Drawing on the insights of media theorist Marshall McLuhan, the argument seeks to broaden an understanding...
The Old Testament Story: An Introduction with CD-ROM
The Old Testament Story: An Introduction with CD-ROM. By Don C. Benjamin. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. xxvi + 470 pp. $29.00 (paper).The Old Testament Story is among the continual stream of quality textbooks introducing readers to the academic...
The Other Hand of God: The Holy Spirit as the Universal Touch and Goal
The Other Hand of God: The Holy Spirit as the Universal Touch and Goal. By Kilian McDonnell. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2003. xviii + 270 pp. $24.95 (paper).In The Other Hand of God, Kilian McDonnell-monk, author, and active participant in...
The Outcast Dove: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery
The Outcast Dove: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery. By Sharan Newman. New York: Forge, 2003. 432 pp. $25.95 (cloth).In an age when cultural memories are ever diminished among the major Western communities, increased interest in historical novels, in which...
The Scope of Our Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher
The Scope of Our Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher. Edited by L. Gregory Jones and Stephanie Paulsell. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. xii + 263pp. $20.00 (paper).This collection of essays explores the role...
The Unity We Have and the Unity We Seek: Ecumenical Prospects for the Third Millennium
The Unity We Have and the Unity We Seek: Ecumenical Prospects for the Third Millennium. Edited by Jeremy Morris and Nicholas Sagovsky. London and New York: T & T Clark, 2003. xix + 244 pp. £50.00/$99.95 (cloth); £16.99/$33.95 (paper).This is an important...
Visible Church, Visible Unity: Ecumenical Ecclesiology and "The Great Tradition of the Church."
Visible Church, Visible Unity: Ecumenical Ecclesiology and "The Great Tradition of the Church." By Ola Tj0rhom. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2004. xviii + 118 pp. $14.95 (paper).The convert's apologia has a deservedly bad name in ecumenical...
When Better Isn't Enough: Evaluation Tools for the Twenty-First-Century Church
When Better Isn't Enough: Evaluation Tools for the Twenty-First-Century Church. By Jill M. Hudson. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2004. xii + 170 pp. $16.00 (paper).Books on the impact of postmodernism on the church abound. Particularly over the past...
William Temple: A Calling to Prophecy
William Temple: A Calling to Prophecy. By Stephen Spencer. London: SPCK, 2001. xii+132 pp. £7.99 (paper).Often, when a biography of a "larger than life" character is written by a close friend or associate, there is a tendency to a hagiographie portrayal...
Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change and Continuity in Religious Practice
Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change and Continuity in Religious Practice. Edited by Karin Maag and John D. Witvliet. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. xiii + 353 pp. $60.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper).Karin Maag and...