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. 84, No. 2, Spring

A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives: The Survival of Jonah in Western Culture
A Biblical Text and its Afterlives: The Survival of Jonah in Western Culture. By Yvonne Sherwood. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xii + 321 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $ 24.95 (paper). This agile exploration of the reception history...
An Episcopal Ecclesiology of Apostolicity: Covenanted Charity and Unifying Generosity in the Writings of Thomas Bray and William Reed Huntington
Given the ongoing interest in Christian unity, it may be useful to review some of the ecclesiological reflections found within Anglican and Episcopal theology, particularly in light of the historic Lutheran-- Episcopal document Called to Common Mission....
Aquinas and Jenson on Thinking about the Trinity
I It is a commonplace these days for theologians to discuss the merits and demerits of different orderings of loci in works of theology. Ought one begin with anthropology, for instance, or creation, or the doctrine of God, and what might the choice,...
Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus: A Re-Examination of the Evidence
Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus: A Re-Examination of the Evidence. By Jonathan L. Reed. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2000. viii + 253 pp. $30.00 (cloth). The most significant feature of this book is its critical approach to text--...
A Woman's Way: The Forgotten History of Women Spiritual Directors
A Woman's Way: The Forgotten History of Women Spiritual Directors. By Patricia Ranft. New York: Palgrave Press, 2000. 254 pp. $45.00 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). The revival of interest in various forms of spiritual direction in recent decades is evidence...
Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust, and the Christian Doctrine of Sin
Bound to Sin: Abuse, Holocaust, and the Christian Doctrine of Sin. By Alistair McFadyen. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine Series. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xiii + 255 pp. $65.00 (cloth); $23.00 (paper). This book explores the...
Caring Well: Religion, Narrative, and Health Care Ethics
Caring Well: Religion, Narrative, and Health Care Ethics. Edited by David H. Smith. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. 276 pp. $29.95 (paper). The authors in this edited volume are trying to reintroduce the language, the concepts, and,...
Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood
Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood. By Gary Taylor. New York and London: Routledge, 2000. 307 pp. $25.00 (cloth). According to Matthew 19:12, "For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made...
Companions and Competitors: Vol. 3 of A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus
Companions and Competitors. By John P. Meier. Vol. 3 of A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. The Anchor Bible Reference Library. New York: Doubleday, 2001. xiv + 688 pp. $42.50 (cloth). While better-publicized advocates of one or another...
Cultures and Communion: Diversity and Communality in the Church and World
It is a privilege to be invited to present this Bishop Gray Memorial Lecture. In recent months I have been interested to read of the beginnings of the mission of the Anglican Church in South Africa and of Bishop Gray's arrival in Cape Town in 1848, followed...
Dante's Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination
Dante's Testaments: Essays in Scriptural Imagination. By Peter S. Hawkins. Figurae Series. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1999. xvi + 378 pp. $57.50 (cloth); $23.95 (paper). Nearly half a century ago Dorothy Sayers remarked that Dante had...
Editor's Notes
When the time comes for an evenhanded assessment of theology's achievements and shortcomings in the twentieth century, there will surely be agreement that a shift from polemics to conversation between different churches and traditions was among the most...
Exploring Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader
Exploring Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader. Edited by Kenneth J. Collins. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 2000. 400 pp. $26.99 (paper). Spirituality is almost an industry these days. Which is mostly a good thing, I think. It's no surprise,...
Gathering in Faith, Hope, and Love at Trinity
-for John Palmer Croneberger Bishop of Newark February 26, 2000 Above the river's tidal salt and fresh, On Rector Street in the church whose spire Reached heavenward over dispossessed natives, Africans in chains, immigrants, and George Washington's Continentals,...
Gleanings: Essays on Expansive Language with Prayers for Various Occasions
Gleanings: Essays on Expansive Language with Prayers for Various Occasions. Edited by Ruth A. Meyers and Phoebe Pettingell. New York: Church Publishing, 2001. xi + 147 pp. $22.95 (paper). Readers familiar with the work of the editors and the other contributors...
Gleanings: Reading at the Intersection of Culture and Faith: Monastic Resources
Books Discussed Making a Heart for God: A Week Inside a Catholic Monastery. By Dianne Aprile. Woodstock, Vt.: SkyLight Paths, 2000. xiv + 197 pp. $21.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper). Eternal Wisdom from the Desert: Writings from the Desert Fathers. Edited...
Going Home: An Invitation to Jubilee
BOOK REVIEWS Going Home: An Invitation to jubilee. By Frank T. Griswold. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2000. 81 pp. $8.95 (paper). Over the centuries, spiritual directors have emphasized that meditating on Scripture or reading devotional literature...
Guiding Your Child through Grief
Guiding Your Child Through Grief. By Mary Ann Emswiler and James P Emswiler. New York: Bantam Books, 2000. 286 pp. $13.95 (paper). If there is one new book that every priest, chaplain, educator, and some parents ought to read, this is surely the book....
In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing
BOOK REVIEWS In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing. Edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. viii + 542 pp. $29.95 (paper). Asserting that one...
I See Satan Fall like Lightning
I See Satan Fall Like Lightning. By Rene Girard. Translated by James G. Williams. Maryknoll, NX: Orbis Books, 2001. xxiv + 199 pp. $20.00 (paper). Those acquainted with Guard's work across the last thirty years will find in this text a new variation...
Jeremy Taylor and the Theology of Marriage
"Begin therefore with God: Christ is the president of the marriage, and the Holy Ghost is the fountain of parities and chaste loves, and He joins the hearts. "1 In recent years the Church of England has appeared to lose confidence in its teaching on...
Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths
Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths. By Gerald R. McDermott. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. xii + 245 pp. $45.00 (cloth). The reader of this unusual book shares McDermott's...
Justification in Recent Pauline Studies
The traditional Reformation understanding of Paul's doctrine of justification was powerfully revived by Adolf Schlatter in the mid-twentieth century, and continued more recently in the Bultmann school by Ernst Kasemann and his students Peter Stuhlmacher...
"Less Literate Are Safer": The Politics of Orality and Literacy in Biblical Interpretation
A fascinating report in our local newspaper, The Natal Witness, of June 6, 1996, was entitled "Less literate are safer."' A scientific poll of taxi drivers in South Africa showed that illiterate people, even though they may have gained their licenses...
Lightfoot's "Woman": Scribal Transmission and the Victorian Reporter
ProQuest Information & Learning Foreign Text Omitted... Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828-1889), New Testament scholar at Cambridge, then bishop of Durham from 1879 to 1889, is best known today for his critical studies in and translations of the "Apostolic...
Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God
Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God. By Cynthia Bourgeault. Cloister Books. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2001. xii + 104 pp. $8.95 (paper). If ever a word needed more precision, that word is "hope." I hope I get a good grade on my test...
Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "To the Hebrews."
Book Reviews Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "to the Hebrews." By David A. DeSilva. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. xix + 560 pp. $40.00 (paper). The book's subtitle accurately...
Perspectives on American Religion and Culture
Perspectives on American Religion and Culture. Edited by Peter W. Williams. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1999. xii + 418 pp. $64.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper). As Peter Williams observes in his introduction to this book, historians once assumed it was possible...
Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God: The 2000 Schaff Lectures, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God: The 2000 Schaff Lectures, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. By Marva J. Dawn. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. x + 176 pp. $14.00 (paper). Marva Dawn has become a familiar...
Science and Theology: An Indroduction / Faith, Science, and Understanding
Science and Theology: An Introduction [hereafter ST]. By John Polkinghome. London; Minneapolis: SPCK/Fortress Press, 1998. vi + 144 pp. $20.00 (paper). Faith, Science, and Understanding [hereafter FSU]. By John Polkinghome. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University...
Shall We Look for Another? A Feminist Rereading of the Matthean Jesus
Shall We Look for Another? A Feminist Rereading of the Matthean Jesus. By Elaine M. Wainwright. Bible and Liberation Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1998. xii + 178 pp. $18.00 (paper). In 1991 Elaine Wainwright published her dissertation on Matthew,...
The Church as Counterculture
The Church as Counterculture. Edited by Michael L. Budde and Robert W Brimlow. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2000. 233 pp. $60.50 (cloth); $20.95 (paper). In this anthology, Michael Budde and Robert Brimlow have assembled a thought-provoking...
The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends
The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends. By S. Mark Heim. Sacra Doctrina Series. Grand Rapids, Mich. and Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. xi + 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth). In his Introduction to The...
The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science / God after Darwin: A Theology of Evolution
The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Medical Science. By Robert Pollack. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. xvi + 125 pp. $19.95 (cloth). God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution. By John F....
The High Flyer
The High Flyer By Susan Howatch. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. (Originally published in Great Britain in 1999 by Little, Brown and Company, London.) 504 pp. $26.00 (cloth); $14.95 (paper). "Repentance, forgiveness, redemption, resurrection, and renewal,...
The Holy Eucharist in the Early Church: Materials for a Small-Group Discussion, an Adult Forum, or a Reading Course
In no other department [than liturgical study] has there been such a rapid and substantial progress during the present century.1 Published in 1938, this statement reminds us of the amazing advances in liturgical study that the church has experienced...
The Human Phenomenon: A New Edition and Translation of le Phenomene Humain
The Human Phenomenon: A New Edition and Translation of Le Phenomene Humain. By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Translated and edited by Sarah Appleton-Weber with a foreword by Brian Swimme. Portland, Ore.: Sussex Academic Press, 1999. xxxii + 283 pp. $69.95...
The Live of the Jura Fathers: The Life and Rule of the Holy Fathers Romanus, Lipicinus, and Eugendus, Abbots of the Monasteries in the Jura Mountains
The Life of the Jura Fathers: The Life and Rule of the Holy Fathers Romanus, Lupicinus, and Eugendus, Abbots of the Monasteries in the Jura Mountains. Translated with Introduction by Tim Vivian, Kim Vivian, and Jeffrey Burton Russell. Kalamazoo, Mich....
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment. By T. Richard Snyder. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. xii + 159 pp. $18.00 (paper). In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment, T. Richard Snyder compellingly...
The Theology of the Laity: Description and Construction with Reference to the American Book of Common Prayer
In his classic study of the theology of the laity, the Dominican scholar Yves Congar declared that the reappropriation or development of a theology of the laity would involve no mere adjustment of inherited ecclesiological views but rather a reorientation...
The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition
The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition. By Richard A. Muller. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xii + 308 pp. $65.00 (cloth). In this collection of essays...
Three Celtic Voyages: Brendan, Lewis, and Buechner
The immram, or voyage tale, is an ancient Celtic story of spiritual adventure. Well established as a genre in pre-Christian times, its seafaring hero sails into the unknown west, drawn by the universal human longing for a perfect land of eternal youth,...
What Is Rhetorical Theology? Textual Practice and Public Discourse
What Is Rhetorical Theology? Textual Practice and Public Discourse. By Don H. Compier. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity International Press, 1999. 112 pp. $12.00 (paper). This is the book that can both introduce an interested, patient reader to the topic as...