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. 80, No. 4, December

A Fitting End to the Celebration of the Incarnation: The First Sunday after the Epiphany at the Church of the Advent of Christ the King, San Francisco
One of the oldest congregations in the diocese of California, the Church of the Advent was organized in 1858, a decade in which San Francisco's population increased by sixty-seven per cent. Within two years the new congregation erected its first church...
A New History of the Sermon: The Nineteenth Century
A New History of the Sermon: The Nineteenth Century. Edited by Robert H. Ellison. (Leiden: Brill, 2010, Pp. xiv, 574. $247.00.)A New History of the Sermon: TL· Nineteenth Century, is the fifth volume of the "New History of the Sermon" series published...
Annual Membership Meeting, Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, Saturday 18 June 2011
HSEC President, the Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard, convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) Saturday evening 18 June 2011 at Virginia Theological Seminary. HSEC Secretary, Dr. J. Michael Utzinger, reported...
A Suggested Ten Year Program for the Missionary District of Utah, 1949 to 1959
This program is written entirely by Bishop Clark, not as the result of any committee or general survey program, but it is the summary of his thinking after a year and a half's residence in Utah, following visits to all the established Episcopal Church...
Avant-Garde Conformists and Student Revels at Oxford, 1607-08
By the early seventeenth century, Calvinism, and in some measure, puritanism had become influential at the English universities. Little in the universities' intellectual, political, and cultural life remained untouched, least of all student dramatic...
Benjamin Britten: New Perspectives on His Life and Work
Benjamin Britten: New Perspectives on His Life and Work. Edited by Lucy Walker. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2009, Pp. xiii, 191. $90.00.)Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) is remembered for his choral, instrumental, and operatic works...
Christian Spirituality: The Classics
Christian Spirituality: The Classics. Edited by Arthur Holder. (London and New York: Routledge, 2010, Pp. xvi, 376. $26.95.)Arthur Holder, John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, has assembled...
Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation
Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation. ByJ. Philip Newell. (San Francisco: Jossey-Boss, 2008, Pp. xix, 139. $19.95.)J. Phillip Newell has garnered a reputation for popularizing aspects of a subject area that for many would be inaccessible, other...
Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages
Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. By Brett Edward Whalen. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2009, Pp. vi, 328. $29.95.)From the time when Jesus told his disciples that it was not for them to know the times...
Early Protestant Spirituality
Early Protestant Spirituality. Edited by Scott H. Hendrix. Classics of Western Spirituality. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2009, Pp. xix, 338. $29.95.)For decades the Classics of Western Spirituality series has connected readers with key spiritual...
Ecclesiastical Patronage in England 1770-1801: A Study of Four Family and Patronage Networks
Ecclesiastical Patronage in England 1770-1801: A Study of Four Family and Patronage Networks. By Reider Payne. (Lewiston, Maine: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010, Pp. vi, 358. $119.95.)In this book, based on his doctoral research, Reider Payne considers the...
Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic
Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic. Edited by Linda Gregerson and Susan Justen (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, Pp. 334. $59.95.)Encounters between foreign missionaries and local peoples were far more...
God's Almost Chosen People: A Religious History of the American Civil War
God's Almost Chosen People: A Religious History of the American Civil War. By George C. Rabie. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010, Pp. 586. $35.00.)The Civil War has been called "the 'holiest' war in American history," but few histories...
Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints
Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints. (New York: Church Publishing, Inc., 2010, Pp. xi, 785. $30.00.)Liturgy is best studied in its orchestration of rite: actions, words, music, objects, places and people taken together, not as isolated words...
Jesus: A Brief History
Jesus: A Brief History. ByW. Tatum Barnes. (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, Pp. xviii, 261.$19.95.)Despite its title, in Jesus: A Brief History, it is frequently unclear exactly what history W. Tatum Barnes intends to give us. Barnes begins the work...
Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World
Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World. Edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens, Willy Jansen, and Catrien Notermans. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2009, Pp. xi, 267. $29.95.)Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World is a...
Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush with Commentary and Primary Sources/God in the White House: A History: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush
Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush with Commentary and Primary Sources. Edited by Gaston Espinosa. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, Pp. viii, 543. $34.50.)God in the White House: A History: How Faith...
Remembering Jamestown: Hard Questions about Christian Mission
Remembering Jamestown: Hard Questions about Christian Mission. Edited by Amos Yong and Barbara Brown Zikmund. (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2010, Pp. xviii, 178. $21.00.)The remarkable aspect of this book may be that it exists at all. All but...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Anglican Church. By Luke Savin Herrick Wright. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010, Pp. viii, 295. $35.00, paper.)Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Romantic poet and critic, who with his friend William...
Spiritual Counsel in the Anglican Tradition
Spiritual Counsel in the Anglican Tradition. Edited by David Hein and Charles R. Henery. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2010, Pp. xi, 176. $22.00.)David Hein and Charles R. Henery have collected classic texts for use privately or with a guide. Julia...
The Book in the Renaissance
The Book in the Renaissance. Andrew Pettegree. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010, Pp. xvi, 421. $40.00.)Most scholars share a certain romance about books, both old and new. Even when digital technology makes "looking something up" a matter of a...
The Clark Report: A Blueprint for Growth in the Episcopal Church in Utah
Stephen Cutter Clark had been missionary bishop of Utah for less than two years in 1948 when he sent a lengthy, frank report on conditions in the missionary district to the National Council of the Episcopal Church in New York City. "The Clark Report"...
The Episcopal Church of Sudan in War and Peace
The history of the Episcopal Church of Sudan belongs to chapter three of the history of the church that lives upstream from the falls in the River Nile.The first church above the falls was the church in ancient Rush, a daughter of the Coptic Church of...
The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation
The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation. A Sheed and Ward Book. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, Pp. vii, 799. $32.95.)All the writings of the Bible were composed in androcentric and largely patriarchal cultures - that...
The Last Divine Office: Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries
The Last Divine Office: Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. By Geoffrey Moorhouse. (New York: Bluebridge Books, 2009, Pp. xxvi, 278. $24.95.)The title of this book is misleading. And the book is better for that fact, being about far more...
The Making of a Mystic: New and Selected Letters of Evelyn Underhill
The Making of a Mystic: New and Selected Letters of Evelyn Underhill. Edited by Carol Poston. (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2010, Pp. 360. $75.00.)Evelyn Underhill is the best-known Anglican authority on mysticism, but her remarkable...
The Search for Salvation: Lay Faith in Scotland, 1480-1560/reforming the Scottish Parish: The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640/commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560
The Search for Salvation: Lay Faith in Scotland, 1480-1560. By Audrey-Beth Fitch. (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2009, Pp. xvii, 206. $41.95.)Reforming the Scottish Parish: The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640. By John McCallum. (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing...
Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration, and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834-1863
Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration, and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834-1863. By Richard Sundt. (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2010, Pp. 240. $49.95)This important new book chronicles the church architectural dimensions of early...