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. 83, No. 2, Spring

Alphonsus De Liguori: Selected Writings
Alphonsus de Liguori: Selected Writings. Edited by Frederick M. Jones. The Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, 1999. xiii + 423 pp. $34.95 (cloth). It is always extremely interesting to trace the development of a tradition...
Editor's Notes
The publication of papers from important conferences is central to the mission of the ATR. The past two journal issues, the Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows Forum (Fall 2000) and Epiphany West/ Healing Leaves: The Authority of the Bible for Anglicans...
Encyclopedia of Monasticism
Encyclopedia of Monasticism. Edited by William M. Johnston. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. xxiv + 1556pp. (2 vols.) $295.00 (cloth). Most Episcopalians, I suspect, are unaware that their Church is (or once was?) essentially monastic. As...
Essential Reading
Modern Monastic Spirituality The last twenty-five years have seen an explosion (though "mountainslide" may be a more apposite image) in scholarly publications on the history, theology, and spirituality of early Christian monasticism, the period roughly...
Home by Another Way
Home By Another Way. By Barbara Brown Taylor. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 1999. ix + 212 pp. $11.95 (paper). This volume contains thirty-nine sermons arranged in groups that lead the reader through the liturgical calendar-Advent/Christmas,...
Inquiring after God: Classic and Contemporary Readings
Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Edited by Ellen T. Charry. Readings in Modern Theology series. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. xxx + 346 pp. $66.95 (cloth): $31.95 (paper). Ellen Charry brings together classical and contemporary...
Justification by Faith in the Two Books of Homilies (1547 and 1571)
Background to the 1547 Book of Homilies Read in every church and heard of all congregations, designed for the maintenance of the Establishment, as well as the "maintenance of true religion and venue"-for the suppression of [Roman] Catholicism and the...
Lenten Meditation
By chosen error into error driven, I see my sins accumulate, unshriven, A long account which pride would not display Of debts no will or reason can repay, And my divided consciousness is riven By thoughts of One of undisputed sway Whose quiet mercy,...
Life Is a Miracle: An Essay against Modern Superstition
Life is a Miracle: An Essay against Modern Superstition. By Wendell Berry. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000. 153 pp. $21.00 (cloth). In recent years there has been a growing interest in the relationship between science and religion, science and the...
Listening, Reading, Praying: Orality, Literacy and Early Christian Monastic Spirituality
Sitting near the threshold of his monastic cell, I listened as Father Wadid talked about what it meant for him to live the monastic life in Egypt today. "The center of our life," he said, "is the practice of the gospel. This was true of primitive Christian...
Lying Awake
Lying Awake. By Mark Salxman. New York Knopf, 2000. 181 pp. $21.00 (cloth). Sister John of the Cross, of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (founded by Saint Teresa of Avila in the sixteenth century), became a nun in 1969, that year of disorder when,...
Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi: Selected Revelations
Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi: Selected Revelations. Edited by Armando Maggi. The Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, 2000. ix + 368 pp. $39.95 (paper). Once again Paulist Press has made available an extraordinary primary text...
Monasticism in Egypt: Images and Words of the Desert Fathers / Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity / among the Copts
Monasticism in Egypt: Images and Words of the Desert Fathers. By Michael W McClellan. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1998. ix + 101 pp. illus. $27.50 (cloth). Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity. By Otto F. A. Meinardus. Cairo: American...
Nature Reborn: The Ecological and Cosmic Promise of Christian Theology
Nature Reborn: The Ecological and Cosmic Promise of Christian Theology. By H. Paul Santmire. Theology and Science Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000. x + 154 pp. $15.00 (paper). After three decades of reflection on the human relationship with...
Out of the Valley: Another Year at Wormingford
Out of the Valley: Another Year at Wormingford. By Ronald Blythe. London: Viking Press, 2000. 304 pp. L16.99. Ronald Blythe, simply and a bit modestly, calls his latest book, Out of The Valley: Another Year At Wormingford, a "country journal." It is...
Pastoral Practice: Books 3 and 4 of the Regula Pastoralis by Saint Gregory the Great
Pastoral Practice: Books 3 and 4 of the Regula Pastoralis by Saint Gregory the Great. An English Version by John Lienenweber. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1998. xiii + 146 pp. $13.00 (paper). Among the patrisitic writings, there are...
Philosophy and Theology: A Handmaid's Tale
Philosophy has traditionally been called "the handmaid of theology." It is indeed the handmaid to theology-and to all other academic disciplines. Philosophers do conceptual housework, cleaning up after people and organizing their stuff-that is what "philosophy...
Praying from the Free-Throw Line-For Now
Praying from the Free-Throw Line-For Now. By Minka Shura Sprague. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. 119 pp. $11.95 (paper). "The short form is this: the Bible is true, Jesus is real, God is faithful. There are free-throw lines everywhere...
Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age
Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age. By Sue Patterson. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. viii + 175 pp. $18.95 (paper). This book is not clearly written, well argued,...
Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism: A Primer for Suspicious Protestants
Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism: A Primer for Suspicious Protestants. By D. H. Williams. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. ix + 243 pp. $16.00 (paper). It's dangerous to review a book of historical...
The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion
The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion. By Marcel Gauchet. Translated by Oscar Burge. New French Thought. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1997. xv + 228 pp. $24.95 (cloth). In our current age of specialization and...
The Holy Preaching: The Sacramentality of the Word in the Liturgical Assembly
The Holy Preaching: The Sacramentality of the Word in the Liturgical Assembly. By Paul Janowiak, S.J. Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 2000. xv + 187 pp. $24.95 (paper). Sacraments and sacramental imagination are not foreign concepts to either...
The Marriage Debates
The Marriage Debates My all-time-favorite undergraduate paper examined what critics called Chaucer's "marriage group debate." I don't remember now why it had that name, but I do indeed remember my stunned discovery that contemporary arguments about the...
The Social Doctrine of the Trinity: Some Problems
Theology as Practical Wisdom The art of politics is undeniably a practical wisdom: politics is nothing without application. In turn politics is also transformative: putting principles into practice involves practical decisions and may well lead to compromise...
The Triune Creator: A Historical and Systematic Study / the Foundations of Dialogue in Science and Religion / Truth and the Reality of God: An Essay in Natural Theology
The Triune Creator: A Historical and Systematic Study. By Colin E. Gunton. Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. x + 246 pp. $25.00 (paper). The Foundations of Dialogue in Science...
Treasures from the Storeroom: Medieval Religion and the Eucharist
Treasures From the Storeroom: Medieval Religion and the Eucharist. By Gary Macy. Collegeville, Minn.: The Liturgical Press, 1999. xxi + 201 pp. $24.95 (paper). In his introduction to this collection of essays, Gary Macy notes: "these articles provide...
What Nietzsche Really Said
What Nietzsche Really Said. By Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins. New York: Schocken, 2000. xviii + 263 pp. $23.00 (cloth). Given Friedrich Nietzsche's far-reaching influence on contemporary culture, the paucity of attention paid his actual writings...
Who Are We? Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities
Who Are We? Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities. By Jean Bethke Elshtain. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. 178 pp. $20.00 (cloth). The issue of personhood has been central to the development of ethics in the...
Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and the Church
Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and the Church. Edited by Donald Armstrong. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xvi + 143 pp. $20.00 (cloth). At a recent conference, a New Testament professor who teaches at a seminary...
Women and Their Mothers: Rejecting and Reclaiming the Tradition of the Saints
Many women, both young and middle-aged, seem to live their lives as if their mothers were looking over their shoulders. "My mother would die," they say, "if she could see the way I keep my house." Or with rueful mock despair, they ask themselves how...