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. 3, Summer

After the Market: Economics, Moral Agreement, and the Churches' Mission
After the Market: Economics, Moral Agreement, and the Churches' Mission. By Malcolm Brown. Religions and Discourse series, vol. 23. Bern: Peter Lang, 2004. 324 pp. $62.95 (paper).Despite its title, After the Market is neither a critique' of the market...
An Analytic Anglican: The Philosophical Theology of William P. Alston
Observers of Anglicanism have often remarked on the traditions relative dearth of theologians. Biblical scholars, patristic scholars, and liturgical scholars, yes-but systematic theologians, no.1 This seems particularly true in the United States, where...
An Issue of Relevance: A Comparative Study of the Story of the Bleeding Woman (Mk 5:25-34; Mt 9:20-22; Lk 8:43-48) in North Atlantic and African Contexts
An Issue of Relevance: A Comparative Study of the Story of the Bleeding Woman (Mk 5:25-34; Mt 9:20-22; Lk 8:43-48) in North Atlantic and African Contexts. By Grant LeMarquand. New York: Peter Lang, 2004. xvii + 284 pp. $72.95 (cloth).A book appearing...
A Rebirth of Freedom: The Calling of an American Historian, Thomas Payne Govan, 1907-1979
A Rebirth of Freedom: The Calling of an American Historian, Thomas Payne Govan, 1907-1979. By John Crocker, Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.: Xlibris, 2005. 590 pp. $36.99 (cloth); $26.99 (paper).As John Crocker acknowledges in Ins introduction to this thorough...
BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God
BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God. By Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Waterbrook, 2005. 150 pp. $15.99 (cloth).For the uninitiated, BodyPrayer offers a window into the spiritual practices of emerging church communities...
Christian Community in History. Volume 2: Comparative Ecclesiology
Christian Community in History. Volume 2: Comparative Ecclesiology. By Roger Haight, SJ. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. ix + 518 pp. $39.95 (cloth).The second volume of Haight's historical ecclesiology is based upon the same...
Difficult Gospel: The Theology of Rowan Williams
Difficult Gospel: The Theology of Rowan Williams. By Mike Higton. New York: Church Publishing, 2004. viii + 170 pp. $18.00 (paper).This book is more than an introduction to Rowan Williams's theology. It engages its readers in the subject matter at the...
Editor's Notes
"Church scholars." What images does that phrase conjure? Learned women and men in book-lined studies, sitting in armchairs and reading? Or bent over cluttered desks marking student papers? Teachers in seminary classrooms making erudite comments to wideeyed,...
Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century
Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion since the Seventeenth Century. By Charles Taliaferro. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. vii + 457. $75.00 (cloth); $29.99 (paper).Forty or fifty years ago, a philosophy student could...
F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority
F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority. By Jeremy Morris. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. xii + 238 pp. $99.00 (cloth).Although F. D. Maurice "does not necessarily provide the solution to contemporary Christian difficulties," "he...
Fresh Thoughts on Confirmation
This essay explores the theological, liturgical, and pastoral principles underlying the rite of confirmation in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and considers contemporary pastoral concerns, including the role of the bishop and the ritualization of a person's...
Gays and the Future of Anglicanism: Responses to the Windsor Report
Gays and the Future of Anglicanism: Responses to the Windsor Report. Edited by Andrew Linzey and Richard Kirker. Winchester, UK: O Books, 2005. xxxviii + 338 pp. $29.95 (paper).This collection of often passionate responses to the Windsor Report brings...
Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and Faith: Language and the Varieties of Critical Thinking
Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and FaithLanguage and the Varieties of Critical ThinkingBooks DiscussedHearing Gesture: How Our Hands Help Us Think. By Susan GoldinMeadow. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,...
God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation
God's Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation. By Rupert Shortt. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005. xii + 284 pp. 820.00 (paper).If, as is widely suspected, the average person in the pew has a level of theological...
Healing: Sacrament or Prayer?
The laying on of hands and anointing of the sick at the center of the church's ritual care of the suffering and dying presume the physical presence of the one seeking this ritual care. This real encounter between human beings as vehicles of God's grace...
Letters to a Young Doubter
Letters to a Young Doubter. By William Sloane Coffin. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005. x + 185 pp. $14.95 (cloth).The late William Sloane Coffin's long and distinguished career was remarkable for many accomplishments, not least being...
Love and Violence: Marriage as Metaphor for the Relationship between YHWH and Israel in the Prophetic Books
Love and Violence: Marriage as Metaphor for the Relationship between YHWH and Israel in the Prophetic Books. By Gerlinde Baumann. Translated by Linda M. Maloney. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2003. xii + 271 pp. $39.95 (paper).Biblical images...
Muddying the Waters of Baptism: The Theology Committee's Report on Baptism, Confirmation, and Christian Formation
This article examines the 2005 report of the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops, "Forming Christians: Reflections on Baptism, Confirmation, and Christian Formation." It finds that contributors to the report misunderstand the liturgical theology...
Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower
Render to Caesar: Jesus, The Early Church, and the Roman Superpower. By Christopher Bryan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 185 pp. $25.00 (cloth).Modern students of Creek and Latin classics have moved heyond classicism, the principle that one...
Spiritual but Not Religious: The Influence of the Current Romantic Movement
A significant number of people today identify themselves as "spiritual but not religions," distancing themselves from continuing religions traditions of formation. Various explanations have been offered for this. This article claims that this phenomenon...
That They All May Be One: The Call to Unity Today
That They All May Be One: The Call to Unity Today. By Walter Kasper. London: Burns and Oates, 2005. v + 202 pp. $25.95 (paper)This is the most recent work by Walter Kasper, Cardinal President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. There...
The Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs Von Balthasar
The Cambridge Companion to Hans urs Von Balthasar. Edited by Edward T. Oakes, SJ and David Moss. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xviii + 282 pp. $70.00 (cloth); $27.99 (paper).One of the latest volumes in the Cambridge Companions...
The Ecumenical Future: Background Papers for "In One Body through the Cross: The Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity."
The Ecumenical Future: Background Papers for "In One Body through the Cross: The Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity." Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. viii + 237 pp....
The New Globalization: Reclaiming the Lost Ground of Our Christian Social Tradition
The New Globalization: Reclaiming the Lost Ground of our Christian Social Tradition. By Richard W. Gillett. With a foreword by Kenneth Leech. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2005. 219 pp. $26.00 (paper).Of the many hooks currently circulating on globalization...
The Poems of Rowan Williams
The Poems of Rowan Williams. By Rowan Williams. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. 111 pp. $12.00 (paper).Rowan Williams has stated that he "dislike[s] the idea of being a religious poet" and "would prefer to be a poet...
The Scandal of Particularity Writ Small: Principles for Indigenizing Liturgy in the Local Context
This article proposes an extension of the liturgical flexibility offered in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. First, it suggests that much-needed ritual competence could be developed through generating ritualizations in small groups to meet pastoral-liturgical...
The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture
The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture. By Brevard S. Childs. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. 332 pp. $35.00 (cloth).For Christians, a great exegetical struggle concerns interpreting the Old Testament...
The Ways of Judgment
The Ways of Judgment. By Oliver O'Donovan. The Bampton Lectures, 2003. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdinans Publishing Company, 2005. xv + 330 pp. $35.00 (cloth).Ten years after Oliver O'Donovan s seminal book. The Desire of the Nations. revived...
This Is the Night: Suffering, Salvation, and the Liturgies of Holy Week
This Is the Night: Suffering, Salvation, and the Liturgies of Holy Week. By James Farwell. New York: T & T Clark, 2005. xiii + 184 pp. $27.95 (paper).James Farwell has produced a challenging hook about the liturgies of Holy Week that can be read...
Whose Religion Is Christianity? the Gospel beyond the West
Whose Religion is Christianity? The Gospel beyond the West. By Lamin Sanneh. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003. xii + 138 pp. $12.00 (paper).Christianity has survived the Christendom guilt complex of the West and today...