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. 82, No. 2, Spring

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness
Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness. By Edward K. Kaplan and Samuel H. Dresner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. xiv + 402 pp. $35.00 (cloth). From his post as professor of ethics and mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York...
After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy
After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy. By Catherine Pickstock. Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers,1998. xv + 292 pp. $68.95 (cloth); $31.95 (paper). Catherine Pickstock puts...
Anglican Spiritual Direction
Anglican Spiritual Direction. By Peter Ball. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1998. x + 209 pp. $12.95 (paper). Canon Ball, of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, states that his purpose in this book is twofold. He wants to provide Anglicans involved...
Anguish: Unraveling Sin and Victimization
I was visiting a friend before Christmas and she asked me to help wrap presents for the clients at the homeless shelter where she volunteers. I asked her if the wrapped presents were to be chosen randomly by each person from a grab bag. She said, no,...
Appreciating Hauerwas: One Hand Clapping
The work of Stanley Hauerwas seems increasingly influential in theological and ethical circles. I think this influence is largely salutary, though it has what I see as some potentially troubling dimensions. Both for its influence as a whole, and for...
Ash Wednesday
"1 am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top..." Psalm 102:7b She perches high on a windy rooftop, Tiny dark silhouette against gray skies of Lent, Lonely singer of psalms whose Ancient music haunts those who hide. Her throat sets notes free that Echo...
Bad Bishops: A Key to Anglican Ecclesiology
Lambeth has focused our attention on many things. One of them is on bishops themselves, whose images we have seen reproduced in magazines, whose words we have seen quoted in newspapers, and whose arguments, statements, resolutions and objections we have...
Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team
Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dane Football Team. By Mark S. Massa. New York: Crossroad, 1999. x + 278 pp. $24.95 (cloth). Growing up as a low-church Yankee Episcopalian in Boston during the 1950s, I was nurtured...
Diversity or Disunity? Reflections of Lambeth 1998
Diversity or Disunity? Reflections on Lambeth 1998. By James E. Solheim. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. x + 272 pp. $19.95 (paper). James Solheim's position as Director of News and Information for the Episcopal Church gave him a nearly...
Early Christian Traditions
Early Christian Traditions. By Rebecca Lyman. The New Church's Teaching Series 6. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 1999. xi + 178 pp. $11.95 (paper). Only the first six centuries of Christian history receive the attention of a whole volume in the...
Essential Reading
The books that I cite below have shaped my thought and work. Some have had a powerful, existential impact on my life. Others have informed my understanding of religion, ethics and public life. The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholar's Version, edited...
Extravagant Affections: A Feminist Sacramental Theology
Extravagant Affections: tA Fem#ni.st Sacramental Theology. By, Susan A. Ross. New York: Continuum Publishing Company,1998. 239 pp. 24.95 (cloth). At the beginning of the first chapter of Susan Ross's helpful book on feminist sacramental theology, she...
God, Faith and the New Millennium: Christian Belief in an Age of Science
Grid, Faith and the New Millennium: Chin Belief in an Age of ScEe. By Keith Ward. Oxford; UK and Rockport, MA: Oneworld, 1998. 224.gp. $14.95 (paper). Since at least 1736, with the appearance of Joseph Butler's Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed...
Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality
Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality. By Caroline A. Westerhof Boston, MA: Cowley Publications, 1999. xiii + 172 pp. $11.95 (paper). As a university chaplain in a highly pluralistic and mobile culture filled with competing interests and distractions,...
Grace and Truth in the Secular Age
Grace and Truth in the Secular Age. Edited by Timothy Bradshaw. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. xvi + 311 pp. $28.00 (paper). Major events in the life of the Church evoke reflection, much as the new millennium generates...
Handbook for Liturgical Studies II: Fundamental Liturgy
Handbook for Liturgical Studies II: Fundamental Liturgy. Edited by Anscar J. Chupungco. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. x + 381 pp. $49.95 (cloth). In Sacrosanctum concilium the second Vatican Council created the possibility of theological...
Hope Dismantled?
Throughout the Church's history Christians have believed that the future belongs to God. With varying degrees of intensity they have also held that out of that future God himself comes to meet them and to draw them forward to their destiny with him....
Images and Relics: Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Images and Relics: Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth-Century Europe. By John Dillenberger. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xii + 248 pp. illus. $45.00 (cloth). Art History and Historical...
Indiscretion: Finitude and the Naming of God
Indiscretion: Finitude and the Naming of God. By Thomas A. Carlson. Religion and Postmodernism Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. xiii + 307 pp. $45.00 (cloth); $18.00 (paper). Mystics love to talk about death, which is not to say that...
Liberty, Dominion and the Two Swords: On the Origins of Western Political Theology (180-398)
Liberty, Dominion and the Two Swords: On the Origins of Western Political Theology (180-398). By Lester L. Field, Jr. Publications in Medieval Studies 28. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998. xviii + 542 pp. $95.00 (cloth). The doctrine...
Liturgy and the Moral Self: Humanity at Full Stretch before God: Essays in Honor of Don E. Saliers
Liturgy and the Moral Self Humanity at Full Stretch Before God: Essays in Honor of Don E. Sabers. Edited by E. Byron Anderson and Bruce T. Morrill. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1998. xii + 231 pp. $27.95 (paper). It is a rare thing for a reviewer...
Living on the Border of the Holy, Renewing the Priesthood of All
Living on the Border of the Holy, Renewing the Priesthood of All. By L. William Countryman. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1999. xiii + 205 pp. $17.95 (paper). Living on the Border of the Holy considers the relationship of the fundamental human...
Many Hands Working: A Response to Charles Mathewes
I hope Charles Mathewes's "Appreciating Hauerwas: One Hand Clapping" may indicate a new day for those working in that strange little field called Christian Ethics. Of course, not much depends on what happens or does not happen in the field of Christian...
Meditations from a Movable Chair
Meditations from a Movable Chair. Essays by Andre Dubus. New York: Vintage Books (Random House), 1998. 210 pp. $23.00 (cloth); $12.00 (paper). When one thinks of American authors, one does not often join the words "first-rate" and "Christian" as adjectives...
Origen
Origen. By Joseph W Trigg. The Early Church Fathers. London & New York: Routledge, 1998. x + 292 pp. $75.00 (cloth). This is the third volume in the series titled "The Early Church Fathers," which aims to present introductions to the lives and work...
Power, Value, and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age
Power, Value, and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age. By William Schweiker. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 1998. x + 214 pp. $19.95 (paper) The field of ethics these days seems torn between the domination of social constructionism and,...
Religion and "The Postmodern" (or, "I Use It Only When I Need to Draw a Crowd.")
Religion and "the Postmodern" (or, "I use it only when I need to draw a crowd."1) Postmodern Theory and Biblical Theology: Vanquishing God's Shadow. By Brian D. Ingraffia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvi + 284 pp. $17.95 (paper). Theology...
Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion
Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion. By Paul J. Griffiths. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xii + 210 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Reading has a history. A study of the material culture of books, pedagogical strategies,...
Some Problems in Contemporary Christian Spirituality
In the huge burgeoning of writing and activity in the area of Christian spirituality in the last two decades I believe that there are some very serious confusions and misunderstandings. They concern confusions in the definition and scope of spirituality,...
The Abomination of Desolation in the Gospel of Mark: Its Historical Reference in Mark 13:14 and Its Impact in the Gospel
The Abomination of Desolation in the Gospel of Mark: Its Historical Reference in Mark 13:14 and Its Impact in the Gospel. By William A. Such. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999. 241 pp. $39.00 (cloth). This study, which for some years to come...
The Calling: George Herbert, R.S. Thomas and the Vocations of Priest and Poet
George Herbert (1593-1633) and R. S. Thomas (1913- ) arguably are among the greatest poets who have written in English; undeniably, they are among the great religious poets of any language, any tradition, any time. Various literary critics have remarked...
The Holy Spirit and the Life of the Church: A Comparison of Montague and Moule
In this essay I will consider the biblical pneumatology of George T. Montague and C. F. D. Moule relative to three topic areas-the ethic of Christian life as inspired and formed by the Holy Spirit, the role of individual and community discernment concerning...
The Sacred and Secular Canon in Romanticism: Preserving the Sacred Truths
The Sacred and Secular Canon in Romanticism: Preserving the Sacred Truths. By David Jasper. Romanticism in Perspective Series. New York: St. Martin's Press; London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1999. x + 158 pp. $59.95 (cloth). This is an important book by...
The Spirituality of St. Patrick
The Spirituality of St. Patrick. By Lesley Whiteside. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1997. 79 pp. $7.95 (paper). While one is taught from childhood that "You can't judge a book by its cover," I confess that I was strangely attracted to both the...