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. 2, Spring

A Brief Reflection on Kathryn Tanner's Response to "Baptism, Eucharist, and the Hospitality of Jesus"
In my article "Baptism, Eucharist, and the Hospitality of Jesus" (ATfl 86.2: 215-238) I raised some questions about the current fashion, in certain parishes, of unilaterally dropping the canonical and traditional reservation of eucharistic participation...
Anglicans in Canada: Controversies and Identity in Historical Perspective
Anglicans in Canada: Controversies and Identity in Historical Perspective. By Alan L. Hayes. Studies in Anglican History Series. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2004. xiii + 323 pp. $30.00 (cloth).This is not the book which Canadians are...
Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice
Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice. By Mark S. Massa, S.J. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2003. x + 245 pp. $24.95 (cloth).Recent headlines about the misdeeds of various Roman Catholic priests and bishops, which have focused...
A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People
A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People. By Nadieszda Kizenko. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000. xiii + 376 pp. $70.00 (cloth); $25.00 (paper).Being a saint is a tricky business, and making saints...
A Scientific Theology, Volume 2: Reality
A Scientific Theology, Volume 2: Reality. By Alister E. McGrath. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. xvii + 343 pp. $50.00 (cloth).This is the second volume in a three-volume treatise on McGrath's program of critical realist...
Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children
Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children. By Gregory Wolfe and Suzanne M. Wolfe. San Francisco: Wiley, 2004. xxiii + 211 pp. $19.95 (cloth).Bless This House is a thoughtful and impressive addition to the literature about and for family prayer....
Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology
Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology. By Celia Deane-Drummond. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000. xix + 266 pp. $52.95 (cloth); $36.95 (paper).Christian theology and the natural sciences have a centuries-long history of interaction. Frequently,...
Editor's Notes
It is frequently said that in modern times biblical scholarship cut its ties with the church's theological and ethical concerns, to chart an independent course of its own. Exegetes became academic specialists whose studies were of interest to other exegetes...
Feminism and Theology
Feminism and Theology. Edited by Janet Martin Soskice and Diana Lipton. Oxford Readings in Feminism. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xv + 379 pp. £20.00/$24.95 (paper).Feminist theological writings continually question and reexamine...
Last Landscapes: The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West
Last Landscapes: The Architecture of the Cemetery in the West. By Ken Worpole and Larraine Worpole (photographer). London: Reaktion Books, 2003. 223 pages. $35.00 (paper).In addition to being a remarkably beautiful book, Last Landscapes is a persuasive...
Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity
Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity. By Paul J. Griffiths. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2004. 254 pp. $18.99 (paper).Augustine of Hippo argued that lying-defined as any duplicitous utterance-was under no circumstances permissible. In so...
Mass in Time of War
Mass in Time of War. By Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2003. 94 pp. $9.95 (paper).Using themes of the ordinary of the Western Rite, Mass in Time of War is a poignant and haunting meditation on the events of September...
One Equall Light: An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne
One Equall Light: An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne. Edited by John Moses. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003. xviii + 352 pp. $28.00 (cloth).This anthology, containing more than 1,000 quotations from the prose...
People of God, Body of Christ, Koinonia of Spirit: The Role of Ethical Ecclesiology in Paul's "Trinitarian" Language
The relationship between trinitarian doctrine and human society is intensely debated today. Can Paul's ethical ecclesiology help? Paul's missionary theology requires a careful working out of the interrelations of the term "people of God" taken from Israel's...
Practical Theology for Black Churches: Bridging Black Theology and African American Folk Religion
Practical Theology for Black Churches: Bridging Black Theology and African American Folk Religion. By Dale P. Andrews. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. ix + 150 pp. $19.95 (paper).Dale Andrews's book is about the ever-growing chasm...
Report on the Document "The Gift of Authority"
Editorial Note: "The Gift of Authority" (GA) is the third agreed statement on authority produced by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).1 It builds on ARCIC's earlier work on authority, released in 1976 and 1981. "The Gift of...
Resurrecting Christianities: Critical Theories and Constructive Postcolonial, Postmodern Christianities
Anyone working in constructive theology surely knows the age of epistemological positivism is over, such that something more than qualifying our proofs positive of a historical Jesus is at stake in the teaching of Christology. As Christians we live within...
Richard Hooker and Mysticism
As the judicious Richard Hooker celebrated divine revelation as well as law and reason, so too his emphasis on a mystical union with Christ, personally experienced and ecclesially oriented, serves to enrich the spiritual life of the church. Hooker concentrates...
Secret Gospels: Essays on Thomas and the Secret Gospel of Mark/Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Secret Gospels: Essays on Thomas and the Secret Gospel of Mark. By Marvin Meyer. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2003. vii + 199 pp. $23.00 (paper).Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. By Elaine Pagels. New York: Random House, 2003....
Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling. By Pamela Cooper-White. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. x + 246 pp. $18.00 (paper).Shared Wisdom is an exploration of the critical dynamics within pastoral and therapeutic relationships...
Spiritual Lemons: Biblical Women, Irreverent Laughter, and Righteous Rage/The God between Us: A Spirituality of Relationships
Spiritual Lemons: Biblical Women, Irreverent Laughter, and Righteous Rage. By Lyn Brakeman. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, 1997. 126 pp. $12.95 (paper).The God Between Us: A Spirituality of Relationships. By Lyn Brakeman. Philadelphia: Innisfree Press,...
The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God
The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God. By Jonathan Sumption. Mahwah, NJ.: HiddenSpring, 2003. iv + 567 pp. $24.00 (paper).Originally published as Pilgrimage in 1975, this book's new title more accurately indicates its full scope, which encompasses...
The Church on the Margins: Living Christian Community
The Church on the Margins: Living Christian Community. By Mary R. Sawyer. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2003. xv + 288 pp. $24.00 (paper).This volume fits into the pattern of theology's current "turn to ecclesiology," as characterized...
"The Highest Degree of Communion Possible": Initial Reflections on the Windsor Report 2004
The Lambeth Commission on Communion's Windsor Report 2004, released in October 2004, analyzes the current situation of sustained controversy and makes numerous recommendations as to how the Anglican Communion can restructure itself in order to preserve...
The Jewish Study Bible
The Jewish Study Bible. Edited by Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. xxiii + 2,181 pp. £27.50/$45.00 (cloth); £18.50/$29.99 (paper).Whether one is choosing an annotated study Bible for personal edification...
The Language of the Heart
The Language of the Heart. By David Middleton. Hammond, La.: The Louisiana Literature Press, 2003. 36 pp. $10.00 (paper).Looking across the pews on that first dayHe thinks of sending out his resume.But no. He's tired of moving. And, in time,Each face...
The Limits of Leadership: Challenges to Apostolic Homeostasis in Luke-Acts
The Twelve are not the only numbered group of Christian workers or leaders in Luke-Acts. There are two others, the Seventy and the Seven. These outsiders have often been overlooked, and their work is usually portrayed simply as extending that of the...
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd. By Phil Rickman. London: MacMillan, 2004. £16.99 (cloth); £6.99/$8.99 (paper).Deliverance ministry on the geographical edge of the Church of England may not seem the most promising of settings for a series of mystery...
The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God's Righteousness
The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God's Righteousness. By A. Katherine Grieb. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. xxiv + 167 pp. $24.95 (paper).Albert Einstein once said, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but...
The Westminster Handbook to Origen
The Westminster Handbook to Origen. Edited by John Anthony McGuckin. The Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. xxi + 228 pp. $34.95 (paper).Heretic or saint? That question has beleaguered Origen...
The White King's Funeral
Twas a winter-night, and the pall was white,For the snow fell thick and fast,As to its grave in Windsor NaveThe White King's coffin past.The good King Charles! it was meet that he,Whose reign on earth belowHad been spotless and pure as pure could be,Should...
Why Do We Still Recite the Nicene Creed at the Eucharist?
The Anglican Communion appears to be seeking to rule some in and some out on the grounds of "orthodoxy." In that context, a discussion of the creed in worship may help to illustrate the relationships between doctrine, performance, and practice. This...
Women and the Historical Jesus: Feminist Myths of Christian Origins
Women and the Historical Jesus: Feminist Myths of Christian Origins. By Kathleen E. Corley. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Polebridge Press, 2002. 254 pp. $20.00 (paper).This book presents two important conversations in biblical scholarship and suggests ways to...
Worship as Meaning: A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity
Worship as Meaning: A Liturgical Theology for Late Modernity. By Graham Hughes. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. vii + 330 pp. £45.00/$70.00 (cloth); £17.99/ $27.99 (paper).The opening section of Graham Hughes s provocative work...