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. 88, No. 2, Spring

"And the Rulers of the Nations Shall Bring Their Treasures into It": A Review of Biblical Exegesis in Africa
Review Article"And the rulers of the nations shall bring their treasures into it": A Review of Biblical Exegesis in AfricaIn 1991 R. S. Sugirtharajah published the first edition of his important compilation Voices from the Margin.1 Although this welcome...
A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice
A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice. By Don Saliers and Emily Saliers. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2005. xxii + 209 pp. $21.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper).What might songs that speak to alienated souls gathered...
Christian Community in History. Volume 1: Historical Ecclesiology
Christian Community in History. Volume 1: Historical Ecclesiology. By Roger Haight. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004. x + 438 pp. $34.95 (cloth).That theology must be done historically has become something of a commonplace since...
Christ, Providence, and History: Hans W. Frei's Public Theology
Christ, Providence, and History: Hans W. Frei's Public Theology. By Mike Higton. London and New York: T & T Clark International, 2004. xi + 287 pp. $59.95 (paper).Hans Frei, an Episcopal priest and professor of theology in the Religious Studies Department...
Crime, Guilt, and the Punishment of Christ: Traveling Another Way with Anselm of Canterbury and Richard Hooker
Western Christian theology inherited the theory that human beings possess at birth a guilt for a crime committed by their first parents. This theory invites the notion that Christ's suffering and death involved an inevitable punishment for human sins....
Daily Liturgical Prayer: Origins and Theology
Daily Liturgical Prayer: Origins and Theology. By Gregory W. Woolfenden. Liturgy, Worship and Society series. Aldershot, Hampshire (UK), and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. xii + 326 pp. $29.95 (paper).Woolfenden begins this study, originally...
Economy of Grace
Economy of Grace. By Kathryn Tanner. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2005. xiii + 158 pp. $16.00 (paper).With her newest book, Kathryn Tanner joins the growing ranks of theological responses to what popular culture calls "economy." Making it unmistakably...
Editor's Notes
The theological meaning of "personhood" is a matter of perennial interest, and necessarily so. From its beginning, the Christian faith has professed human personhood to be in the image and likeness of God; but precisely what this signifies has changed...
Extra Leaves for the Family Table: Resources for Interreligious Conversation
Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and FaithExtra Leaves for the Family Table: Resources for Interreligious ConversationBooks DiscussedNot Without My Neighbor: Issues in lntcrfaith Relations. By Wesley S. Ariarajah. Geneva: World Council...
Fortress Introduction to the Prophets
Fortress Introduction to the Prophets. By Rodney R. Hutton. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2004. 115 pp. $16.00 (paper).Rodney R. Hutton provides a concise introduction, which offers insights into the nature of Israelite prophecy. He suggests that...
God Is Not . . . Religious, Nice, "One of Us," an American, a Capitalist
God is Not . . . Religious, Nice, "One of Us," an American, a Capitalist. Edited by D. Brent Laytham. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2004. 152 pp. $15.99 (paper).In some ways this collection of essays is reminiscent of J. B. Phillips's little classic...
Humility and Truth
The virtue of humility asks that we listen to the witness of God in every person. Nowadays humility is often confused with the sin of self-abnegation, the abuse of God's gift of life. And it is contrasted unfavorably with the sin of pride, taken in Romantic...
In Justice: Women and Global Economics
In Justice: Women and Global Economics. By Ann-Cathrin Jarl. Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2003. 177 pp. $17.00 (paper).The author, an activist with the Church of Sweden, sets for herself an important but difficult goal: presenting a framework,...
Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey
Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey. By A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, and Gary B. McGee. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Bake Academic, 2004. 349 pp. $29.99 (cloth).Introducing World Missions is a college-level textbook presenting...
Miscarriage and Stillbirth: The Changing Response
Miscarriage and Stillbirth: The Changing Response. By Bruce Pierce. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 2003. 144 pp. $16.19 (paper).I was not aware of it so much after my own miscarriage, but following the miscarriage of our first grandchild, I realized how...
Personhood as a Tool to Reflect upon Koinonia
This article examines the New Testament concept of koinonia (communion, fellowship) from the perspective of two concepts of personhood: Western European individualism and Melanesian relationalism. After a cautionary examination of the terms "communion,"...
Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology
Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology. By Bernard Cooke. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. vi + 209 pp. $39.95 (cloth).Bernard Cooke has had a distinguished career with a major focus on liturgical and...
Priesthood in a New Millennium: Toward an Understanding of Anglican Presbyterate in the Twenty-First Century
Priesthood in a New Millennium: Toward an Understanding of Anglican Presbyterate in the Twenty-First Century. By R. David Cox. New York: Church Publishing', 2004. ix + 473 pp. $39.00 (paper).R. David Cox has written an ambitious book. In the first part,...
Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography
Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography. By Bruce Chilton. New York: Doubleday, 2004. xiv + 335 pp. $24.95 (cloth).Brace Chilton's narrative of Paul's life and ideas follows the lead of the Acts of the Apostles, which dramatizes Paul as a hero and singular...
Recultivating the Vineyard: The Reformation Agendas of Christianization
Recultivating the Vineyard: The Reformation Agendas of Christianization. By Scott H. Hendrix. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. 254 pp. $29.95 (paper).Scott Hendrix's Rccultimting the Vineyard revolves around a simple thesis, succinctly...
Sin-No More? A Feminist Re-Visioning of a Christian Theology of Sin
There is a largely unquestioned consensus in North Atlantic feminist Christian theology against speaking of sin either as a ruptured relationship or refusal of a transcendent God's will for humankind. In contrast, this article explores what a feminist...
The Battle for Middle-Earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in "The Lord of the Rings."
The Battle for Middle-Earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in "The Lord of the Rings." By Fleming Rutledge. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2004. 373 pp. $20.00 (paper)."This treatment of Tolkien's great story is about God first of all. Then it is about (in...
The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics
The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics. Edited by Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Wells. Oxford and Maiden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004. xiii + 510 pp. $124.95 (cloth)."Appropriate" is the word that may best describe the thirty-six essays in this collection....
The Frankfurt School on Religion: Key Writings by the Major Thinkers
The Frankfurt School on Religion: Key Writings by the Major Thinkers. Edited by Eduardo Mendieta. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. vii + 405 pp. $28.95 (paper).Religion has once again become a fashionable topic in philosophy and social theory. Many...
The Historical Jesus Goes to Church
The Historical Jesus Goes to Church. Bv members of the Jesus Seminar. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Polebridge Press, 2004. 136 pp. $18.00 (paper).The chapters in this book were originally presentations by members of the Jesus Seminar concerning the significance...
Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience
Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience. By James B. Nelson. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. 217 pp. $19.95 (paper).Although most churches make rooms available for the use of Twelve Step recovery groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous,...
Understanding the Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak across the Divide
Understanding the Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak Across the Divide. By Ian T. Douglas and Paul F. M. Zahl (with a comprehensive summary by Jan Nunley). New York: Church Publishing, 2005. vii + 184 pp. $20.00 (paper).This unusual...
You Are Peter: An Orthodox Theologian's Reflection on the Exercise of Papal Primacy
You Are Peter: An Orthodox Theologian's Reflection on the Exercise of Papal Primacy. By Olivier Clément. Hyde Park, N.Y.: New City Press, 2003. 112 pp. $12.95 (paper).This volume is an eirenic and well-intentioned essay, translated from a French original...