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. 85, No. 2, Spring

All Who Minister: New Ways of Serving God's People
All Who Minister: New Ways of Serving God's People. Edited by Maylanne Maybee. Toronto: The Anglican Book Centre, 2001. 251 pp. CDN $24.95 (paper).The great strength of this collection edited by Maylanne Maybee (the Anglican Church of Canada's most incisive...
Anti-Judaism and the Fourth Gospel
Anti-Judaism and the Fourth Gospel. Edited by Reimund Bieringer, Didier Pollefeyt, and Frederique Vandecasteele-Vanneuville. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. xiii + 322 pp. $34.95 (paper).Anti-Judaism and the Fourth Gospel originated...
A Religion of the Word: The Defence of the Reformation in the Reign of Edward VI
A Religion of the Word: The Defence of the Reformation in the Reign of Edward VI. By Catharine Davies. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2002. xxiii + 264 pp. £49.99 (cloth); $74.95 (cloth).Catharine Davies's A Religion of the Word:...
Being Anglican
Being Anglican. By Alastair Redfern. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2000. x'+ 139 pp. £7.95 (paper).This volume is part of a series "designed for people who want to take Christian theology seriously" (preface, p. vii). Written by the Bishop of Grantham...
Blessing and Glory and Thanksgiving: The Growth of a Canadian Liturgy
Blessing and Glory and Thanksgiving: The Growth of a Canadian Liturgy. By William R. Blott. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1998. 149 pp. CDN $16.95 (paper); US $13.95 (paper).In recent years I have had the occasion to read a number of books dealing with...
Christ and the Gethsemane of Mind: Frank Weston Then and Now
The Burning Babe of Bethlehem on him smil'd: . . . A Black Christ bowed beneath a Heart-Break load.1"So Grandmamma inquired snippily, 'Who are these Anglo-Catholics, my dear? One seems to hear so much of them in these days. I can't help thinking they...
Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England
Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England. By Ramie Targoff. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001. xiii + 162 pp. $40.00 (cloth); $17.00 (paper).A visitor from another country can often see things in our landscape,...
Darwin's Religious Odyssey
Darwin's Religious Odyssey. By William E. Phipps. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2002. xiv + 207 pp. $16.00 (paper).Darwin mav have "made it possible" for scientist Richard Dawkins "to become an intellectually (ulfilled atheist, but not...
Discerning the Word: The Bible and Homosexuality in Anglican Debate
Discerning the Word: The Bible and Homosexuality in Anglican Debate. By Paul Gibson. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2000. 95 pp. CDN $14.95 (paper); US $9.99.This book, as its subtitle suggests, is a theological reflection on two linked aspects of the...
Editor's Notes
Each issue of the ATR now begins with a self-description, which declares our intention to promote, among other things, "interdisciplinary inquiry." This issue is an especially good example of what we intend. The principal articles are concerned with...
Eliot the Enigma: An Observation of the Development of T. S. Eliot's Thought and Poetry
The significance of T. S. Eliot's conversion to Christianity in its Anglican form in 1927 is still a point of contention among critics. Eliot sounded his conversion in the preface to his collection of essays For Lancelot Andrewca, stating he was "classicist...
Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema
Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema. By Bryan P. Stone. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000. ix + 197 pp. $23.99 (paper).The recent upsurge in hooks about theology and cinema is quite appropriate, since film has become one of the most significant...
God Save the Queen: The Spiritual Dimension of Monarchy
God Save the Queen: The Spiritual Dimension of Monarchy. By Ian C. Bradley. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2002. xxii + 218 pp. £14.95 (cloth); $22.00 (paper).Most members of the Anglican Communion worship in churches that have never been established...
Introducing Feminist Theology
Introducing Feminist Theology. By Anne M. Clifford. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001. xi + 287 pp. $21.00 (paper).In an era of heightened awareness of women's consciousness of themselves as women, sources of and about women that have long gone unnoticed...
Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? Understanding the Differences between Christianity and Islam
Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? Understanding the Differences between Christianity and Islam. By Timothy George. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2002. 159 pp. US $12.99 (paper); CDN $19.99 (paper).For many North American Christians, the contemporary...
Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology
Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology. By Kathryn Tanner. London: T&T Clark, 2001; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. xix + 134 pp. £12.99 (paper); $15.00 (paper).This book had its origins in four lectures given at the University...
Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians
Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians. By Lawrence Kushner: Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2001. 102 pp. $12.95 (paper).Lawrence Kushner is a Reform rabbi who has written widely in the field of Jewish mysticism and spirituality....
Light in a Burning-Glass: The Theological Witness of Austin Farrer
Austin Farrer (1904-1968) was an Oxford don who has been described as "the greatest Anglican thinker of his generation."1 The son of a Baptist minister, he was trained at St. Paul's School, London, and Balliol College, Oxford. After ordination as a priest...
Listening to God: Spiritual Formation in Congregations/Uncovering Your Church's Hidden Spirit
Listening to God: Spiritual Formation in Congregations. By John Ackerman. Washington, D.C.: Alban Institute, 2001. x + 166 pp. $14.00 (paper).Uncovering Your Church's Hidden Spirit. By Celia Allison Hahn. Washington, D.C.: Alban Institute, 2001. xviii...
Longing for God: Anglicans Talk about Revelation, Nature, Culture, and Authority
Longing for God: Anglicans Talk about Revelation, Nature, Culture, and Authority. By the Primate s Theological Commission, Anglican Church of Canada. Toronto: ABC Publishing, 2001. 108 pp. CDN $18.95 (paper).There are many intelligent and committed Christians...
Orators, Actors, and Saints: Divine Revelation as Rhetoric and Drama
In 1961, Alan Richardson delivered the Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham. The published version of those lectures includes a chapter entitled "The Theology of Images," in which he offers his appreciation for a model of divine revelation...
Paths to the Heart: Sufism and the Christian East
Paths to the Heart: Sufism and the Christian East. Edited by James S. Cutsinger. Bloomington, Ind.: World Wisdom Books, 2002. x + 278 pp. $19.95 (paper).Paths to the Heart is a remarkable collection of essays from a conference held at the University...
Percy Dearmer: A Parson's Pilgrimage
Percy Dearmer: A Parson's Pilgrimage. By Donald Gray. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2000. x + 212 pp. £12.99.A priest of the Church of England, Percy Deunner (1867-1936) is perhaps best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook or as the text editor...
Richard Rorty's American Faith
Richard Rorty is notoriously skeptical of traditional religions beliefs. They are "too childish to he discussed seriously."1 And injecting them into public debate seems likely to frustrate the pluralistic dialogue we need if we are satisfactorily to...
Ten Dumb Things Churches Do and How to Avoid Them
Ten Dumb Things Churches Do and How to Avoid Them. By Philip Wiehe. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2001. xvi + 112 pp. $13.95 (paper).I was prepared to he dismissive of this hook for two reasons. First, the cover features a corny illustration...
The Irony of Galatians: Paul's Letter in First-Century Context
The Irony of Galatians: Paul's Letter in First-Century Context. By Mark D. Nanos. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002. xii + 374 pp. $26.00 (paper).In The Irony of Galatians, Mark Nanos presents a new hypothesis for identifying those in first-century Galatia...
Theology after Ricoeur: New Directions in Hermeneutical Theology
Theology after Ricoeur: New Directions in Hermeneutical Theology. By Dan R. Stiver. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.257pp. $39.95 (cloth).For students of Paul Ricoeur's vast oeuvre, composed over nearly six decades, Dan R. Stiver's...
The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader/The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology
The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader. Edited by Graham Ward. Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology. Oxford and Maiden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1997. 450pp. $85.95 (cloth); $39.95 (paper).The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology. Edited by Graham...
Whitby and All That: The Search for Anglican Origins
My title is of course a reference-homage, really-to a delightfully irreverent little book of pseudo-history called 7066' and All That. Published in 1931 by two Englishmen named Walter Carruthers Sellarand Robert Julian Yeatman, 1066 and All That bears...