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. 92, No. 4, Fall

Borders and Blessings: Reflections on the National Immigration Crisis from the Arizona Desert
Dick Armey, retired member of Congress, conservative Christian, and Tea Party activist, may have our answer. In a public conversation with Representative Tom Tancredo, who favors closing our doors to Mexican immigrants, Armey reminds us that this country...
Capitalism, Immigration, and the Prosperity Gospel
In her presentation about capitalism, Professor Kathryn Tanner tells us how certain realities found in a capitalist market can be seen as positive, such as the way capitalist markets are intertwined so that the interests of any one group depend on whether...
Conversion
At the conclusion of a chapter exploring the spirituality of diminishment, Joan Chittister tells this story:A pilgrim was walking along a road when one day he passed what seemed to a monk sitting in a field. Nearby, men were working on a stone building....
Distribution Ministries in a Multicultural Society
St. Clement's is a 1 12-year-old parish of about 375 people in the Makiki neighborhood of Honolulu - a neighborhood that has die highest per capita residential rate in Hawaf i. The one-acre parish campus is surrounded by high-rise apartment and condominium...
Economic Justice in San Antonio, Texas: Project QUEST
As Vicar of Santa Fe Episcopal Church on the south side of San Antonio, Texas in the early 1990s, my pastoral experience in this poor barrio saw an increase in incidents of alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, teen pregnancies, and gang violence....
Elements of Renewal: Fourfold Wisdom
In Our Common Future, the United Nations' Brundtland report, the audiors call for a "new ethic, which puts the relationship between humans and nature as a first priority."' The need to change industrial and post-industrial ways of life has been in public...
Foreword
Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were buying and selling in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.(Matthew 21:12)I tell you the truth: anyone who has faith in me will do what...
Giants in the Land
In the great refugee migration out of Egyptian slavery, the Hebrew children march to the Promised Land. When they reach the edge of Canaan, Moses sends twelve spies to scout the landscape (Numbers 13-14). In forty days they return with two reports. The...
Grace in the City: Urban Ministry in the New Normal
The current "great recession" has had an impact on Allentown, Pennsylvania, just as it has on every city in the world. Well before the days of Bernie Madoff and subprime mortgages, though, Allentown and the other cities of the Lehigh Valley were navigating...
Introduction
Just outside of town there was a dangerous highway junction. So begins one version of an illustrative economic justice story that may be continued this way: That part of the road was so dangerous that it seemed a twice weekly event that wailing sirens...
Is Capitalism a Belief System?
Are capitalist markets shaped by beliefs about the fundamental character of human life and its moral values and ideals? If the answer is "yes," one can make a normative evaluation of such markets. One can ask whether the principled beliefs - beliefs...
Jubilee Ministry: The Bridge between Loving God and Loving Neighbor
A ministry of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human need and to build a just society, is at the heart of the mission of the Church.1With this mandate Jubilee Ministry was established...
Metaphysics and the Principle of Economy
Nancy Fox, like most neoclassical economists, argues that the market would be a more efficient means for distributing organs for donation than the system currently in place. She asks, "Should people be allowed to sell their bodily organs, either while...
Mission and Ministry: Responding to Schism and Economic Downturn
In the summer of 2007 I accepted a call to serve as rector of St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania (a close-in suburb of Pittsburgh). Like many Episcopalians, I was well aware of the storm of schism sweeping through the Diocese of...
Mission, Ministry, and Money
How does a small parish of one hundred households, located on the wrong side of the tracks, engage in significant outreach to those within its parish boundaries and beyond? Perhaps the story of St. John's Anglican Cathedral Parish can give some pointers...
Natural Wealth
1. Questions and ResponsesAre humanity's dealings with nature sustainable? Can we expect world economic growth to continue in tbe foreseeable future? Should we be confident that knowledge and skills will increase in such ways as to lessen our reliance...
Practicing the Justice of God
"If one member [of the body] suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. "(1 Corinthians 12:26)"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your...
Preface
Recently, Trinity Institute held its 40th National Conference titled "Building an Ethical Economy" in New York City, the heart of the financial capital of the world. Trinity, whose steeple once stood unrivalled by any of its surroundings in sheer size,...
Sermon: Building Our Economy with an Ethical Responsibility
For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents...
The Necessity of Native American Autonomy for Successful Partnerships
Native Americans today live within a legacy that is the result of complex historical relationships, intimately interwoven with issues of cultural identity and human development. Acquiring understanding and compassion from an examination of our common...
Theology and Economics: Two Different Worlds?
1.It is quite striking that in the gospel parables Jesus more than once uses the world of economics as a framework for his stories - the parable of the talents, the dishonest steward, even, we might say, the little vignette of the lost coin. Like fanning,...
Turbo-Capitalism, Economic Crisis, and Economic Democracy
My subject is the economic calamity of our time, the vision of economic democracy expounded by the social gospel movement of a century ago, and the relevance of economic democracy today.The field in which I teach, social ethics, was invented in the early...
Two, or Perhaps Two and a Half Cheers for Globalization
Globalization can mean many things, such as instantaneous communication, easy access to news and information around the world, quick and extensive travel, encountering a wide variety of cultures and the like. This article, however, focuses on economic...
Workers: A Missing Link in the Theology-Economics Debate
Theology and economics: two different worlds? That is the question, supremely so in this era of economic globalization. And the way we in the churches deal with it could just possibly make a significant difference.Right now, as broadly evidenced in the...