Anglican and Episcopal History

Published quarterly by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, Anglican and Episcopal History contains book reviews, society announcements, church reviews, and feature articles.

Articles from Vol. 77, No. 1, March

A Founder Remembered, within Limits: St. John's Episcopal Church, Johnstown, New York, 2 September 2007
Not many people other than historians will go out of their way to visit Johnstown, New York, or its Episcopal church, St. John's. True, the countryside here, north of the Mohawk River and south of the Adirondack Mountains, about forty-five miles west...
Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present
Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present. By Rowan A. Greer. (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2006, Pp. xxxiii, 244. $29.95, paper.)Rowan Greer has given us an extensive, diligent, and scholarly survey of the...
Anglican Volunteerism, Ecclesiastical Politics, and the Bath Church Missionary Association Controversy, 1817-1818
On 1 December 1817, during ceremonies held to inaugurate a local association of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) at Bath, the Reverend Josiah Pratt1 prepared to deliver a speech on behalf of the society to an audience in the town hall that included...
Congregational Song in the Protestant Episcopal Church in Early America: Hopkinson, Eckhard, and Loud
The Episcopal Church has a rich heritage of congregational song dating back to the earliest days of the church in England.1 Today's practices began in the early traditions of the Church of England and were later shaped by the church's experience in North...
Deeper Joy: Lay Women and Vocation in the 20th Century Episcopal Church
Deeper Joy: Lay Women and Vocation in the 20th Century Episcopal Church. Edited by Fredrica Harris Thompsett and Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook. (New York: Church Publishing, 2005, Pp. ix, 292. $28.00.)Professors Thompsett and Kujawa-Holbrook of the Episcopal...
Early Evangelicalism: A Global Intellectual History, 1670-1789
Early Evangelicalism: A Global Intellectual History, 1670-1789. By W. R. Ward. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, Pp. vi, 220. $85.00.)Drawing on many years of distinguished scholarship, and evincing an enviable command of British and continental...
Early Methodist Spirituality: Selected Women's Writings
Early Methodist Spirituality: Selected Women's Writings. Edited by Paul Wesley Chilcote. (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2007, Pp. xvi, 396. $39.00, paper.)Paul Wesley Chilcote's earlier collection of documents, Her Own Story: Autobiographical Portraits...
Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion
Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion. By John Polkinghorne. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005, Pp. xvii, 181. $15.00, paper.)Exploring Reality is the most recent offering by leading Anglican theologian John Polkinghorne...
Freedom's Coming: Religious Culture and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era
Freedom's Coming: Religious Culture and the Shaping of the South From the Civil War Through the Civil Rights Era. By Paul Harvey. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005, first paperback edition, 2006, Pp. xvi, 279. $21.95, paper.)This...
Hampton Court Again: The Millenary Petition and the Calling of the Conference
As King James I was traveling to London after his accession in the spring of 1603, a delegation of ministers presented to him the Millenary Petition, so called because it claimed to represent "more than a thousand" ministers desiring the reform of abuses...
John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity
John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity. By Gillian Darley. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006, Pp. xiv, 382. $40.00.)John Evelyn, amateur scientist, architect, and urban planner, has received a good bit of scholarly attention recently. Frances...
Praise and Preaching Half-an-Hour from Disneyland: Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California, 29 April 2007
Saddleback Church is generally considered the largest church in the United States by attendance, with twenty thousand worshippers a week, and The Economist (2 July 2005) calls its founder, Rick Warren, "arguably the most influential evangelical pastor...
Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England
Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England. By Peter Marshall. St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. (Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2006, Pp. viii, 291. $114.95.)When the Reformation shattered the unity of Christendom, forever changed...
Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America
Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America. By Ellis Sandoz. Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy: Studies in Religion and Politics. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2006, Pp. xv, 230. $39.95, cloth; $19.95,...
Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England
Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England. Edited by Ariel Hessayon and Nicholas Keene. (Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2006, Pp. ix, 255. $99.95.)Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England holds about fifteen essays that explore...
Society Announcements
Invitation for Grant ApplicationsThe Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from individual scholars or groups for grants to support significant research and publications relating to the history of the Church of England, the...
The Beginning of Women's Ministry: The Revival of the Deaconess Order in the Nineteenth-Century Church of England
The Beginning of Women's Ministry: The Revival of the Deaconess Order in the Nineteenth-Century Church of England. Edited by Henrietta Blackmore. Church of England Record Society, Vol. 14. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2007, Pp. 1,...
The Church of England and the Holocaust: Christianity, Memory and Nazism
The Church of England and the Holocaust: Christianity, Memory and Nazism. By Tom Lawson. Studies in Modern British Religious History. (Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2006, Pp. ix, 207. $80.00.)This book by Tom Lawson, a historian at the University...
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey. Edited by Charles Hefling and Cynthia Shattuck. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, Pp. xvi, 614. $45.00.)There was a time-ninety-seven years ago, to be exact-when a person could...
To Be Uuseful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790
To be Uuseful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790. 2nd ed. By Joan R. Gundersen. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006, Pp. xvi, 325. $24.95, paper.)Here is living testimony to the significance of the recovery of...
To Build Christ's Kingdom: F. D. Maurice and His Writings
To Build Christ's Kingdom: F. D. Maurice and His Writings. Edited by Jeremy Morris. Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology. (Norwich, England: Canterbury Press, 2007, Pp. vii, 148. £16.99, paper.)Jeremy Morris, who has previously written about F. D....
Victorian Churches and Churchmen: Essays Presented to Vincent Alan McClelland
Victorian Churches and Churchmen: Essays Presented to Vincent Alan McClelland. Edited by Sheridan Gilley. The Catholic Record Society, Monograph Series, Vol. 7. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2005, Pp. xxvii, 387. $80.00.)This collection...