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. 82, No. 1, March

Almost Free: A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia
Almost Free: A Story About Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia. By Eva Sheppard Wolf. (Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2012, Pp. xi, 174. $19.95, paper.)This book tells the remarkable story of Samuel Johnson and his family, persons...
American Sarum: The Liturgy of Christ Church Bronxville, New York, within the History of Anglican Worship
American Sarum: The Liturgy of Christ Church Bronxville, New York, Within the History of Anglican Worship. By Cody C. Unterseher. (Bronxville, New York: Christ Church Press, 2011, Pp. xvii, 228. $15.99 paper; $6.99, ebook.)The Sarum Use that arose in...
An Episcopal Occasion in Charming Savannah: The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
General James Oglethorpe and his colonial party arrived in 1633 at what now is the city of Savannah, situated on a high bluff above the Savannah River almost twenty miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. Oglethorpe and his party were greeted by friendly...
Calling on the Spirit in Unsettling Times: Anglican Present and Future
Calling on the Spirit in Unsettling Times: Anglican Present and Future. By L. William Countryman (place of pub. Morehouse Publishing, 2012, Pp. xviii, 110. $16.00.)Anglicans and Episcopalians, especially in the West, are often most vexed by the third...
Christian Materiality: An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe
Christian Materiality: An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe. By Caroline Walker Bynum. (New York: MIT Press, 2011, Pp. 408. $32.95); Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe. By Charles Freeman. (New Haven: Yale...
Christian Music: A Global History
Christian Music: A Global History. By Tim Dowley. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press Edition, 2011, Pp. i, 264. $35.00.)Christian Music is a beautiful book. Its thick, glossy pages are full of photographs, artwork, and illustrations. The text attempts...
Conversations with Scripture: The Acts of the Apostles
Conversations with Scripture: The Acts of the Apostles. By C. K. Robertson. Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2010, Pp. xiv, 114. $18.00, paper.)C. K. Robertson's volume on the Acts of the Aposdes...
Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory after Empire?
Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory after Empire? Edited by David Joy and Joseph Duggan. Postcolonialism and Religions, vol. 1 (New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, Pp. xxviii, 199. $85.00.)Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology...
Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Edited by Darla Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, Pp. 246. $90.00.); Disability and Religious Diversity: Cmss-Cultural and Interreligious Perspectives. Edited by Darla Schumm...
From Calvinism to Anglicanism: The Spiritual Journey of Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie, First Rector of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
In the summer 2010 edition of the Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue Rector's Chronicle, an intriguing note was placed under the title Causa Finita Est . The significant section of this newsletter focused on the efforts of Father Andrew Mead, the parish's...
Handbook for Curates: A Late Medieval Manual on Pastoral Ministry
Handbook for Curates: A Late Medieval Manual on Pastoral Ministry. By Guido of Monte Rochen. Translated by Anne T. Thayer. (Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press, 2011, pp xliv, 350. $34.95.); The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages:...
Healing the Wounds of Separatism: St. Matthias' Church, Westmount 8 January 2012 - the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
"F.L.Q.!" exclaimed the octogenarian Cressalie Eland. "The F.L.Q. did this!" Active between 1963 and 1970, the Front de libération du Québec was a left-wing separatist movement and terrorist force, hoping to foster Québec as an independent nation. The...
Holding Beauty in My Soul's Arms
Holding Beauty in My Soul's Arms. By Kevin G. Thew Forrester. Awakening to At-One- Ment. Volume I: A Guide for Post-Modern Pilgrims Seeking Authentic Spiritual Transformation. (Leeds, Massachusetts: LeaderResources, 2011, Pp. 255. $19.95.); My Heart...
Ireland's Saint: The Essential Biography of St. Patrick
Ireland's Saint: The Essential Biography of St. Patrick. ByJ.B. Bury. Edited by Jon M. Sweeney. (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2009, Pp. ix, 205. $15.99, paper.)In 1905, the historian and classicist J. B. Bury published The Life of St Patrick...
Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World. By Travis Glasson. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, Pp. ix, 328. $55.00.)In Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World Travis...
Modern Spiritualism and the Church of England, 1850-1939
Modern Spiritualism and the Church of England, 1850-1939. By Georgina Byrne. Studies in Modern British Religious History, vol. 25. (Woodbridge, England: The Boydell Press, 2010, Pp. xi, 255. $95.00.)Historians of British religion, according to Georgina...
Picking Up the Pieces: The Church and Conflict Resolution in South Africa and Rwanda
Picking Up the Pieces: The Church and Conflict Resolution in South Africa and Rwanda. By Samuel Cyuma. (Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2012, Pp. v, 373. $45.00.); The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa. By Emmanuel Katongole. (Grand...
Pragmatic Anti-Imperialists? Episcopal Missionaries in the Philippines, 1933-1935
INTRODUCTIONX he question about the relationship between western Christian missions and western imperial projects remains vexed, largely because nothing about it is straightforward, and because historians often have strong opinions about missionaries.1...
Priest in Deep Water: Charles Plomer Hopkins and the 1911 Seamen's Strike
Priest in Deep Water: Charles Plomer Hopkins and the 1911 Seamen's Strike. By R W. H. Miller. (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2010, Pp. 226. £25.50, paper.)Charles Plomer Hopkins (1861-1922) was an Anglo-Catholic priest who championed the cause of merchant...
Pusey's Sermons at St. Saviour's, Leeds
JZj. B. Pusey as a Preacher." It would not be surprising to find such a phrase as the title of a nineteenth-century work. Authors in both Britain and America used it in books and articles about numerous ministers, literary figures, the Apostle Paul,...
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...
The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything
The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything. By Katharine Jefferts Schori. (Woodstock, Vermont: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2011, Pp. xvi, 212. $21.99.) God Is Not a Christian. By Desmond Tutu. (New York, New York: HarperOne,...
The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991
The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991. By Robert Tobin. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. viii, 302. £65.00.)"With their instinctual aversion to civil disorder, their embrace of private judgment, and...
The Role of the Book of Common Prayer in the Formation of Modern Anglican Identity: A Study of English Parochial Worship
The Role of the Book of Common Prayer in the Formation of Modern Anglican Identity: A Study of English Parochial Worship. By Andrew Braddock. (Lewiston, Maine: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010, Pp. iv, 327. $119.95 [£74.95], cloth.)Recalling Prosper of Aquitaine...
This Far by Faith: Tradition and Change in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
This Far By Faith: Tradition and Change in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Edited by David R. Contosta. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012, Pp. 390. $39.95.)What a good text this would make for a course on...
Wesley and Methodist Studies
Wesley and Methodist Studies. Edited by William Gibson and Geordan Hammond. Vol. 2 (Manchester, England: Didsbury Press, 2010, Pp. 138. $12.00, paper.)The first two essays in this compilation reflect the recent resurgence of interest in the life and...