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. 1, Winter

America in Search of Its Soul
America in Search of Its Soul. By Gibson Winter. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1996. 114 pp. $12.95 (paper). I read my first Gibson Winter book, The Suburban Captivity of the Churches, while a seminarian in the 1960s. That book opened the eyes...
A Paradox Conceptualized for Drama
VERNON L. INGRAHAM* The year 1995 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Charles Walter Stansby Williams. A prolific Anglo-Catholic writer, Williams left a body of work which presents the reader with a provocative array of religious thought...
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary / Cherish Christ above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary. By Terrence G. Kardong, O.S.B. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996. xviii + 641 pp. $49.95 (cloth). Cherish Christ above All: the Bible in the Rule of Benedict. By Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B. Mahwah, NJ:...
Christianity and Civil Society: The Contemporary Debate
Christianity and Civil Society: The Contemporary Debate. By Robert Wuthnow. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996. 103 pp. $15.00 (cloth). Robert Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences and Director of The Center for...
Christ the Form of Beauty: A Study in Theology and Literature
Christ the Form of Beauty: A Study in Theology and Literature. By Francesca Aran Murphy. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1995. vii + 236 pp. $43.95 (cloth). Though her title hardly hints at it, what Francesca Aran Murphy seems to be after is nothing less than...
C.S. Lewis's Theology of Animals
ANDREW LINZEY* In 1944, C. S. Lewis gave the Commemoration Oration at King's College, London. Entitled `The Inner Ring', it provides a significant insight into his understanding of theology, specifically moral theology. His starting point is taken from...
Developing Alternative Trinitarian Formulas
Developing Alternative Trinitarian Formulas1 DAVID S. CUNNINGHAM* The biblical narratives describe how the earliest Christians came to the belief that they had beheld God in their midst. They had seen Jesus' works of power; they had seen him crucified...
Editor's Notes
It is a great pleasure to publish in this issue an article by Dr David Cunningham, the new Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary-the institution which has always had a strong tie to the Anglican Theological...
Forgiven Sinners: Susan Howatch's Church Novels
DORIS T. MYERS* Susan Howatch's six novels depicting the Church of England and its clergy during the twentieth century represent a remarkable achievement. She developed her story-telling skill by writing mysteries and intricately plotted family sagas....
God Encountered. A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volume Two/1: The Revelation of the Glory, Introduction and Part I: Fundamental Theology / God Encountered. A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volume Two/2: The Revelation of the Glory, Part II: One God, Creator of All That Is / God Encountered. A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volume Two/3: The Revelation of the Glory, Part III: Finitude and Fall
God Encountered. A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volume Two/l: The Revelation of the Glory, Introduction and Part I: Fundamental Theology. By Frans Jozef van Beeck. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995. xxii + 360 pp. $19.95 (paper)....
How Do You Train an Advertising Billboard?: The Priest as Public Message Bearer
In 1993 a short book on priesthood and priestly formation, The Fire and the Clay, was written by a group of staff and students at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, which is supported and run by the Community of the Resurrection, the "Mirfield...
Improving Nature? the Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering / on the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics
Improving Nature? The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering. By Michael J. Reiss and Roger Straugham. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. x + 288 pp. $24.95 (cloth). On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics. By...
Memorial Eucharist for W. Norman Pittenger, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the General Theological Seminary, the Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, 1997
For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time: to sum up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:9-10...
Method in Ecumenical Theology. the Lessons So Far
Method in Ecumenical Theology. The Lessons So Far. By G. R. Evans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xii + 233 pp. $54.95 (cloth). This new study by Evans has appeared very soon after her previous book, her magisterial The Church and the churches,...
Moral Action and Christian Ethics
Moral Action and Christian Ethics. By Jean Porter. New Studies in Christian Ethics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvi + 235 pp. $54.95 (cloth). Here is an instructive book for Anglicans who wish to follow Hooker, and the broadly...
Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550 / Religion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215-C.1515
Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550. By Andrew D. Brown. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. x + 297 pp. $59.00 (cloth). Religion and Devotion in Europe, c. 1215-c. 1515. By R. N. Swanson. Cambridge Medieval...
Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus
Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus. By John T. Carroll and James R. Carroll. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996. x + 174 pp. $14.95 (paper). The premise of this book is that while the church may prefer to avoid or simply dull the cutting edges...
Reading the Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction
Reading the Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction. By Clayton N. Jefford with Kenneth J. Harder and Louis D. Amezaga, Jr. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 1996. xv + 192 pp. $16.95 (paper). Reading the Apostolic Fathers is, as the subtitle notes,...
Religion and Society in England 1850-1914 / Religion in the Age of Decline: Organisation and Experience in Industrial Yorkshire, 1870-1920
Religion and Society in England 1850-1914. By Hugh McLeod. Social History in Perspective. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996. viii + 267 pp. $18.95 (paper). Religion in the Age of Decline: Organisation and Experience in Industrial Yorkshire, 1870-1920....
Return to Grace: A Theology for Infant Baptism
Return to Grace: A Theology for Infant Baptism. By Kurt Stasiak. Collegeville: Pueblo, 1996. xiv + 224 pp. $29.95/L19.95 (paper). Whilst the first half of this book may be of little more than specialist interest to students of American post-Conciliar...
Revelation, History and the Dialogue of Religions: A Study of Bhartrhari and Bonaventura
Revelation, History and the Dialogue of Religions: A Study of Bhartrhari and Bonaventura. By David Carpenter. Faith Meets Faith Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995. xi + 208 pp. $22.95 (paper). In his Revelation, History and the Dialogue of Religions:...
She Can Read: Feminist Reading Strategies for Biblical Narrative
She Can Read: Feminist Reading Strategies for Biblical Narrative. By Emily Cheney. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996. xiv + 192 pp. $18.00 (paper). The author, New Testament scholar Emily Cheney, states that this book is the result...
The Anglican Vision / Opening the Bible
The New Church's Teaching Series. The Anglican Vision, Volume One. James E. Griffiss. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1997. $11.95 (paper). Opening the Bible, Volume Two. Roger Ferlo. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1997. $11.95 (paper). The...
The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology
The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology. By Jurgen Moltmann. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996. xiv + 390 pp. $28.00 (paper). Moltmann returns in this volume to the topos with which he began his career over thirty years ago: eschatology, now not...
The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560-1700
The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560-1700. Edited by Christopher Durston and Jacqueline Eales. Themes in Focus. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. viii + 332 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Patrick Collinson is the Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge...
The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne. the Sermons, Vol. 4; Notes to the Sermons, Vol. 5
The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne. The Sermons, Vol. 4; Notes to the Sermons, Vol. 5. Edited by Melvyn New. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1996. 4: v + 424 pp.; 5: xxvi + 512 pp. $49.95 each (cloth). Anglicans and the...
The Gift of Death
The Gift of Death. By Jacques Derrida. Translated by David Wills. Religion and Postmodern Series, ed. Mark C. Taylor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. viii + 115 pp. $10.95 (paper). Yes, I know-the writing is difficult, the linguistic gymnastics...
The Liturgical Revolution: Prayer Book Revision and Associated Parishes: A Generation of Change in the Episcopal Church
The Liturgical Revolution: Prayer Book Revision and Associated Parishes: A Generation of Change in the Episcopal Church. By Michael Moriarty. New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1996. xiv + 272 pp. $29.95 (cloth). Episcopalians who remember the 1928...
The Rest Is Silence: Death as Annihilation in the English Renaissance
The Rest is Silence: Death as Annihilation in the English Renaissance. By Robert N. Watson. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995. xiv + 416 pp. $52.00 (cloth). "It is certainly risky to project Existentialist anxieties back onto . . . Renaissance...
The Theological Education by Extension Programme in Southern Africa, with Special Focus on Lesotho
Carol Mouat* 1.Introduction We live in an environment where modern technology is inclined to dominate our Western thinking, and one of the greatest challenges of the community lifestyle in Africa is the invasion of Western individualism. In Africa people...
The Unknown God: Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition: Plato to Eriugena
The Unknown God: Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition: Plato to Eriugena. By Deirdre Carabine. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs, vol. 19. Louvain: W. B. Eerdmans, 1995. xiv + 325 pp. $23.50 (paper). Scholars often treat negative theology...
The World of the Early Christians
The World of the Early Christians. By Joseph F. Kelly. Message of the Fathers of the Church 1. Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier. The Liturgical Press. ix + 231 pp. $22.95 (paper). Writers of "popular" books on early Christianity face a dilemma: What...
Thomas Cranmer, A Life
Thomas Cranmer, A Life. By Diarmaid MacCulloch. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1996. xii + 692 pp. $35.00 (cloth). This is a magnificent book! It deserves to be widely and carefully (to paraphrase a famous Cranmerian Collect) read, marked,...
Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation
Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation. Edited by Ole Peter Grell and Bob Scribner. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ix + 294 pp. $59.95 (cloth). This volume comes from a conference held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...