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. 82, No. 1, Winter

An Anglican Magnum Opus
Religion and Revelation. By Keith Ward. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. 350 pp. $21.00 (paper). Religion and Creation. By Keith Ward. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. 351 pp. $70.00 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). Religion and Human Nature. By Keith Ward. Oxford:...
Barth's Moral Theology: Human Action in Barth's Thought
Barth's Moral Theology: Human Action in Barth's Thought. By John Webster. Grand Rapids, ML Eerdmans, 1998. ix + 223 pp. $30.00 (cloth). Barth's Moral Theology is best read as a sequel to Professor Webster's previous study, Barth's Ethics of Reconciliation,...
Bishop Francis Hodur: Biographical Essays
Bishop Francis Hodur. Biographical Essays. By Joseph Wieczerzak. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1998. Distributed by Columbia University Press. 312 pp. illus. maps. $49.00 (cloth). The Polish National Catholic Church, headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania,...
Booknotes
Will you be diligent in the reading and study of the Holy Scriptures, and in seeking the knowledge of such things as may make you a stronger and more able minister of Christ? (BCP, p. 532) Of making of many books there is no end, and much study is a...
Bursting the Bindings
Gathering the Community May I first express my pleasure at being here, and offer my personal greetings and congratulations to the Hodges Professor of Liturgics, my friend and colleague, Louis Wed. And after the Greeting, as in all the best liturgies,...
By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine
By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. By Ellen T Charry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. xiii + 264 pp. $16.95 (paper). This book corrects two distortions in Western Christian theology@ The first is the...
Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome
Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rone. by Patrick Allitt. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997. xii + 343 pp. $37.50 (paper). In this volume, Allitt traces the development of Roman Catholic intellectual life in the...
Christology
Christology. By Hans Schwarz. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 1998. xii + 352 pp. $25.00/16.99 (paper). Hans Schwarz teaches systematic theology at Regensburg, Germany and is also adjunct professor at Lutheran Southern Seminary in Columbia,...
Community: The Heart of Worship
In the spring of 1966, the then rather recently retired Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher (by then Lord Fisher of Lambeth), was interviewed by the magazine Church Illustrated about his views on current developments and situations in the Church...
Compelling Knowledge: A Feminist Proposal for an Epistemology of the Cross
Compelling Knowledge: A Feminist Proposal for an Epistemology of the Cross. By Mary M. Solberg. Albany, NY: State University of New York, 1997. xv + 226 pp. $57.50 (cloth); $18.95 (paper). Mary Solberg's work a4th the Church in El Salvador during its...
Culture, Spirit and Worship
The Brazilian Episcopal Anglican Church is a Province of the Anglican Communion representing a valiant venture of' being that Church in a non-English world. It is not alone in that venture. There are all around the world churches and provinces attempting...
Death and Transfiguration
Death and Transfiguration. By Kelly Cherry Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. viii + 56 pp. $19.95 (cloth); $11.95 (paper). Kelly Cherry's fifth book of poetry, like Richard Strauss's tone poem of the same title, "Tod und Verklarung,"...
Editor's Notes
Worship is deeply important to Anglicans, and for that reason the Book of Common Prayer occupies an important place in Anglican formularies. In its various revisions and adaptations, it has helped us to define ourselves, our beliefs and practices, within...
Essential Reading
As a member of an Anglican contemplative community (the Sisters of the Love of God, widely known as 'Fairacres' from the name of its mother house in Oxford), the kinds of books which immediately occurred to me to focus on, when I received an invitation...
From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition
From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition. By John Witte, Jr. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997. xii + 315 pp. $24.95 (paper). With the publication of From Sacrament to Contract, John Witte has provided...
Grant Us Your Peace: Prayers from the Lectionary Psalms
Grant us your Peace: Prayers from the Lectionary Psalms. By David R. Grant. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1998. xvii + 188 pp. $16.99 (paper). Although the volume of material available to accompany the Revised Common Lectionary is already prodigious, David...
Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men
Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men. By Joan D. Chittister. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans; Ottawa: Novalis Saint Paid University, 1998. x + 187 pp. col. illus. $20.00 (paper). If ever there were a case of "If you can't...
In Memoriam: Lloyd George Patterson
The Rev'd Lloyd George Patterson, for all of forty years a lively and distinguished member of the faculty of the Episcopal Theological School and its successor the Episcopal Divinity School, died suddenly and unexpectedly in England last August, on the...
"In My Beginning Is My End": Remembering the Future Shape of Liturgy
In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires, Which is already...
Interruptions: Mysticism, Politics, and Theology in the Work of Johann Baptist Metz
Interruptions: Mysticism, Politics, and Theology in the Work of Johann Baptist Metz. By James Matthew Ashley. Studies in Spirituality and Theology 4. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998. xiv + 293 pp. $34.00 (cloth). James Matthew Ashley...
Introduction
In the Spring of 1997, I was told that the Board of Trustees of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific bad named me to the James F. Hodges Chair in Liturgics. I was, of course, honored to be named as successor to the late Professor Massey H. Shepherd...
Medieval Exegesis. Volume 1: The Four Senses of Scripture / Spiritual Exegesis and the Church in the Theology of Henri De Lubac
Medieval Exegesis. Volume 1: The Four Senses of Scripture. By Henri de Lubac. Translated by Mark Sebanc. Foreword by Robert L. Wilken. Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998....
Peter
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes,for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. John 21:7 Fishing, he could be naked, just a man, a body in the sun, sleeked by the waves, the net's rough cord burning the rough hand, the...
Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085
Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085. By H. E. J. Cowdrey. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. xvi + 743 pp. $150.00 (cloth). H. E. J. Cowdrey presents here the fruit of many years of painstaking research on Gregory VIL a work which is definitely the most comprehensive,...
Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition / the Way of Simplicity: The Cistercain Tradition
Prayer and Community: The Benedictine Tradition. By Columba Stewart, O.S.B. Traditions of Christian Spirituality Series. Maryknoll, NY. Orbis Books, 1998. 136 pp. $13.00 (paper). The Way of Simplicity: The Cistercian Tradition. By Esther De Vaal. Traditions...
Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium
Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium. By Donald E. Miller. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. ix + 253 pp. $27.50 (cloth). Don Miller provides us with a challenging model for turning the tide from Church...
Sermon Preached at the "Unbound!" Conference 1999
THE MOST REVEREND FRANK T. GRISWOLD PRESIDING BISHOP AND PRIMATE Wisdom of Solomon 7:7-14 1 Corinthians 2:6-10, 13-16 John 17:18-23 "I prayed and the spirit of wisdom came upon me," Solomon tells us in the first reading. It is important to note that...
St. John Chrysostom: On Repentance and Almsgiving
St. John Chrysostom: On Repentance and Almsgiving. Translated by Gus George Christo. The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 96. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1998. xviii + 159 pp. $27.95 (cloth). There is no complete translation...
Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings
Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings. Edited by Charles Wallace, Jr. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. xvi + 504 pp. $65.00 (cloth). Although few eighteenth-century Anglican women are as readily recognized by name as Susanna Wesley, this is the...
The Art of Catechesis: What You Need to Be, Know and Do
The Art of Catechesis: What You Need to Be, Know and Do. By Maureen Gallagher. Foreword by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1998. vi + 230 pp. $14.95 (paper). A good amount of practical wisdom can be found in Maureen...
The Captive Figure: Ghislaine Howard's Stations of the Cross
For almost as long as I can remember, the Stations of the Cross have been an essential part of my visual vocabulary. As a child they were the first images that revealed the problematic nature of human existence and the power of art as a means to express...
The Changing World of Liturgy / Response
I have been asked to address a rather complex topic from the perspective of an "outsider," specifically that of a Roman Catholic outsider. Perhaps it would make sense, given the postmodern requirement for locating oneself (and thus one's biases), for...
The Eucharist in the West: History and Theology / the Celebration of the Eucharist: The Origin of the Rite Adn the Development of Its Interpretation
The Eucharist in the West: History and Theology. By Edward J. Kilmartin. Edited by Robert J. Daley. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. xxv + 422 pp. illus. $49.95 (cloth). The Celebration of the Eucharist: The Origin of the Rite and the Development...
The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue / the Way of the (Modern) World. or, Why It's Tempting to Live as If God Doesn't Exist
The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue. By John P. Newport. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 1998. xv + 614 pp. $35.00 (paper). The Way of the (Modern) World. Or, Why it's Tempting to Live as if God Doesn't Exist....
The Remaking of Evangelical Theology
The Remaking of Evangelical Theology. By Gary Dorrien. Louisville, KY. Westminster John Knox Press, 1998. 264 pp. $24.95 (paper). Dorrien is an 'Anglican social gospeler and dialectical theologian' (p. 11) aiming to incorporate evangelical thought into...
The SPCK Handbook of Anglican Theologians
The SPCK Handbook of Anglican Theologians. Edited by Alister E. McGrath. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1998. xiv + 236 pp. $45.00 (cloth). In the "Introduction" to his book The Renewal of Anglicanism (Harrisburg, PA, 1993), Alister...
The Unread Vision: The Liturgical Movement in the United States of America, 1926-1955
The Unread Vision: The Liturgical Movement in the United States Of America, 1926-1955. Keith F. Pecklers, S.J. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. xvii + 333pp. $24.95 (paper). William Ralph Inge, the "Gloomy Dean" of London's St. Paul's Cathedral,...
They Shaped Our Worship: Essays on Anglican Liturgists
They Shaped our Worship: Essays on Anglican Liturgists. Edited by Christopher Irvine. Alcuin Club Collections. 75. London: SPCK, 1998. viii + 164 pp. $39.95 (cloth). This book is a collection of brief lives and appreciations of the work of those who...
Thoughts on Harry Potter: Wizardry, Good and Evil
In the past two years, Harry Potter has suddenly become surprisingly well-known to school children throughout Great Britain and the United States. Harry is the hero of a series of adventure stories published in England in 1997. Remarkably, the first...
Vision and Collaboration: Roland Allen, Liturgical Renewal, and Ministry Development
To draw from the list of workshops from the consultation on "Living the Covenant,"1 persons in the Episcopal Church variously speak of baptismal ministry, indigenous ministry, liturgical renewal, servant ministry, the renewal of the diaconate, Christian...
Welcome Children, Welcome Me
In the Jena Codex1, a late fifteenth-century Utraquist manuscript providing, among other things, illustrations for Nicholas of Dresden's polemical works the Tabulae veteris et novi colons and Consuetudo et titus primitivae ecclesiae et modernae sive...
Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature
Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature. Edited by Warren S. Brown, Nancey Murphy and H. Newton Malony. Theology and the Sciences series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. xv + 252 pp. $19.00 (paper). One...
Who Sleep on Holy Stones: A Meditation on Genesis 28: 10-17
Who Sleep on Holy Stones: A Meditation on Genesis 28: 10-17 Bearer of curse and blessing, I left home to stumble into the desert. Exhausted and empty, I watch fierce sun set over silent stones. Stars ascend towards midnight, The wind moans through desert...
Women and the Value of Suffering: An Awe(e)ful Rowing toward God
Women and the Value of Suffering: An Awe(e)ful Rowing Toward God. By Kristine M. Rankka. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. xvii + 254 pp. $19.95 (paper). This book is marvelous. Cogent, coherent, well-organised and carefully expressive, it offers...
Women, Word, and Worship: Changing the Treasury of Resources
Of the Terminal Illness of the Book "Unbound!" with an exclamation mark is the title of our conference. "Unbind him, and let him go!" says Jesus to the family and friends gathered round the grave from which a newly resurrected Lazarus has just staggered...
Word without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness
Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness. By Christopher Seitz. Grand Rapids, ML Eerdmans, 1998. 355 pp. $28.00 (paper). A Barthian insistence on scripture's authority, particularly the Old Testament's, breathes through each...