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. 81, No. 4, December

A Companion to Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings, and Spirituality
A Companion to Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings, and Spirituality. By Joan Mueller. Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 21. (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010, Pp. xii, 319. $179.00.)In A Companion to Clare of Assisi, Joan Mueller describes...
A Contemplative Biography of Julian of Norwich
A Contemplative Biography of Julian of Norwich. By Amy Frykholm. (Brewster: Paraclete Press, 2010, Pp. xxii, 147. $19.99.)One of the challenges of biography in general and medieval biography in particular is knowing the subject well enough to disclose...
Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction
Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction. By Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez. (New York: New York University Press, 2010, Pp. x, 269. $22.00.)Tracing the history of religion in the Caribbean is a complex task given that there were three...
Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process: Liturgical Explorations toward a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology
Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process: Liturgical Explorations toward a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology. By Susan Marie Smith. Foreward by Louis Weil. (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, Princeton Theological Monograph Series, 2012, Pp. v, 271....
Conscience, Consciousness and Ethics in Joseph Butler's Philosophy and Ministry
Conscience, Consciousness and Ethics in Joseph Butler's Philosophy and Ministry. By Bob Tennant. Studies in Modern British Religious History, vol. 26. (Woodbridge, England: The Boydell Press, 2011, Pp. x, 246. $99.00.)This is a much-needed book. In giving...
Contentious Liberties: American Abolitionists in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, 1834-1866
Contentious Liberties: American Abolitionists in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, 1834-1866. By Gale L. Kenny. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010, Pp. ix, 257. $44.95.)On first glance, it would seem as though a small college in Ohio would have precious...
Diarmaid MacCulloch's A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Diarmaid MacCulloch's A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. BBC Series. (Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2010, six parts of one hour each. $79.99.)In 2009, to much acclaim, Diarmaid MacCulloch released Christianity: The First Three...
Early Hobartian Reaction to the Oxford Movement: Assessments of the Tracts for the Times in the Churchman, 1835-1841
The two sisters do not quite agree on matters of church doctrine, though their differences are of the most amicable description. Mrs Arabin's church is two degrees higher than that of Mrs Grantly. . . Mrs Grandy, who belongs to the high and dry church,...
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I. By Judith M. Richards. (New York: Routledge, 2012, Pp.220. $27.95.)Judith Richards opens her biography of Elizabeth I almost apologetically. The author of a biography of Mary Tudor in the same series, Richards admits that Elizabeth has had...
Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War
Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War. By Jonathan H. Ebel. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010, Pp. iii, 253. $35.00.)The current debate about the role of religion in United States' culture and politics...
F. E. J. Lloyd and the Oregon Election of 1905
The Episcopal Church has had over one thousand bishops. Many have been die subject of biographies or autobiographies, and die first one hundred have been studied as a group.1 Litde has been written, however, about "die ones diat got away" - priests who...
Keeping Faith at Princeton: A Brief History of Religious Pluralism at Princeton and Other Universities
Keeping Faith at Princeton: A Brief History of Religious Pluralism at Princeton and Other Universities. By Frederick Honk Borsch. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012, Pp. i, 241. $35.00.)Frederick Honk Borsch is the only person who conld have...
Liberal Catholic Anglicanism Revived: Concelebration at All Saints' Church, Rome, 14 June 2012
The Society of Catholic Priests was founded in 1994 by a group of clergy from the diocese of Southwark (south London). Previously, they belonged to various societies for support in living a life true to catholicprinciples in prayer and spirituality within...
Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Exchange
Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Exchange. Edited by Patricia Grimshaw and Andrew May. First Nations and the Colonial Encounter series, ed. David Cahill. (Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2010, Pp. xi, 207. $79.95.)This volume's two introductions...
Pillars of Community: Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine Monastic Life
Pillars of Community: Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine Monastic Life. By Terrence G. Kardong. (Collegeville, Minnesota Liturgical Press, 2010, pp. xvii, 259. $21.95.)At an age when a renewed interest in monasticism is gaining ground in a number of settings,...
Slave Laws in Virginia
Slave Laws in Virginia. By Philip J. Schwarz. (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2010, Pp. xi, 253. $24.95.)Philip J. Schwarz's slim volume aims to accomplish the seemingly impossible. Examining the shifting cultural space between statutory and...
Society Announcements
Historical Society of the Episcopal Church GrantsThe Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from individual scholars and academic and ecclesiastical groups for grants to support significant research, conferences, and publications...
St. Anne's Church in Apoquinimy, Delaware: A History of One of Delaware's Oldest Churches from Its Founding in 1704
St. Anne's Church In Apoquinimy, Delaware: A History of One of Delaware's Oldest Churches From Its Founding in 1704. Compiled by Dorothy Rowlett Colburn. (Middletown, Delaware: The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of St. Anne's Church, 2011. Pp. xii, 717....
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis. By Lauren F. Winner. (New York: HarperOne, 2012, Pp. xix, 244. $24.99.)Still: Notes of a Mid-Faith Crisis is the most recent book by Lauren F. Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity...
Strangers and Pilgrims: A Centennial History of the Laymen's Club of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Strangers and Pilgrims: A Centennial History of the Laymen's Club of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. By Francis J. Sypher Jr. (New York: Laymen's Club, 2012, Pp. ix, 169. $35.00, cloth.)Founded in 1908, the Laymen's Club began in the period...
Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism: The Sydney Experiment
Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism: The Sydney Experiment. By Muriel Porter. (Farnham, Surrey, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2011, Pp. xvi, 173. GBP 19.99.)Muriel Porter has given the Anglican Communion...
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662. Edited by Brian Cummings. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, Pp. lxxiv, 821. $29.95.)In view of the increasingly apparent reluctance among many Anglicans to embrace the proposed Anglican...
The Collect in the Churches of the Reformation
The Collect in the Churches of the Reformation. Edited by Bridget Nichols. S(M Studies in Worship and Liturgy. (London: SCM Press, 2010, Pp. xiv, 232. $55.00.)This collection of essays by noted international liturgical scholars provides a comparative...
The Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1607-2007
The Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1607-2007. By Edward L. Bond and Joan R. Gundersen (Richmond: The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, 2007, Pp. 195. $25.00.)When readers of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography opened the second issue of 2007 (Vol....
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915. By Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, Pp. 336. $45.00, cloth.)Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay's The Science of Religion in Britain, 18601915 is a new entry in the University...
"This Great Day of Suffering": Redeeming Memories of the Civil War1
I would like to begin by thanking HSEC President Bob Prichard for inviting me to be this evening's speaker. Since Americans are now in the process of commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial, I also appreciate his suggestion that I focus my remarks...
What Episcopalians Believe: An Introduction
What Episcopalians Believe: An Introduction. By Samuel Wells. (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2011, Pp- xiv, 122. $14.00.)Anglicans are fond of quoting the maxim, lex orandi, lex credendi. It explains why most introductions to Anglican theology and...