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. 84, No. 4, Fall

All We Know of Heaven
All We Know of Heaven. By Remy Rougeau. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 228 pp. $23.00 (cloth); $13.00 (paper). Nuns, and now monks, appear to be enjoying a certain popularity these days as subjects of novels. First there appeared Mariette in Ecstasy...
An Answering Heart: Reflections on Saving Participation
God's gift of salvation is freely offered, and it is to be freely received. Grace completes but does not annihilate nature. "Force is not of God," and we are never compelled to accept God's grace.1 God never strips us of our free will, and never reduces...
Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology
Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology. By Douglas Farrow. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1999. xi + 340 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Also published by T&T Clark (Edinburgh),...
A Theology of Worship
A Theology of Worship. By Louis Weil. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2002. xiii + 160 pp. $11.95 (paper). The newest release in the New Church's Teaching Series is a consideration of worship by Louis Weil, Hodges Professor of Liturgies at the...
Bright Maiden of the Purgatorio
I followed her along the river's banks-- how might I have traveled without her aid, scaled the mountain of visionary love? Over that stream of cleansing water she moved with such light, sweet singing, and so wise she awed even Virgil, my eldest guide....
Comparing Spiritualities: Formative Christianity and Judaism on Finding Life and Meeting Death
Comparing Spiritualities: Formative Christianity and Judaism on Finding Life and Meeting Death. By Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2000. xv +140 pp. $16.00 (paper). Neusner and Chilton present a reflection...
Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination
Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination. By Gary M. Simpson. Guides to Theological Inquiry Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. xiv + 178 pp. $14.00 (paper). Gary Simpson's book is the latest volume in...
Distinctive or All-Embracing? Retrieving the Foundations of Anglican Spirituality in a Postmodern Era
In reflecting on how to retrieve the foundations of Anglican spirituality in our postmodern era, I write specifically as an outsider / insider in relation to the Anglican tradition. As an English Roman Catholic, I am an "outsider." However, I am also...
Editor's Notes
Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were digged. Isaiah 51:1 You might call this a rock-and-quarry issue. All the major articles have to do with origins and with identity as derived from origins. They look to the...
Essential Reading
"Essential Reading" for theologians must include texts that help us think theologically in the contemporary world. What follows are some books to which I turn again and again to help "faith seeking understanding" become clearer and more precise. That...
Evil and the Augustinian Tradition
Evil and the Augustinian Tradition. By Charles T Mathewes. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xii + 271 pp. L40.00 (cloth); $60.00 (cloth). Evil and the Augustinian Tradition is more than an intervention into the endless scholarly...
Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture
Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture. By Christopher R. Seitz. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. xii + 228 pp. $24.95 (paper). This is a compilation of twelve essays which variously explore and extend many of...
George Herbert and the Architecture of Anglican Worship
I Designation of George Herbert as Protestant in doctrine and poetic practice has been fashionable of late, and it has become common to locate the latter, in Barbara Lewalski's terminology, within the category of "Protestant poetics."1 About Herbert's...
Hooker's Apprentice: God, Entelechy, Beauty, and Desire in Book One of Richard Hooker's Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie
We don't really look at the past for antiquarian reasons, we look at the past to see if in looking at its thought and its art, we can see things that have been lost and that we need for this very present moment of our existing. George Grant This paper...
How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation
How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation. By Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. ix + 241 pp. $24.95 (cloth). I first heard about this book from a parish priest who said it was...
Jesus among the Theologians: Contemporary Interpretations of Christ
Jesus Among the Theologians: Contemporary Interpretations of Christ. By William J. La Due. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2001. viii + 216 pp. $21.00 (paper). This survey of Christological literature from the second half of the twentieth...
Jesus and the Fundamentalism of His Day
Jesus and the Fundamentalism of His Day. By William Loader. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2001. vi + 156 pp. $14.00 (paper). William Loader makes a lucid case: the gospels and Jesus did not take up a fundamentalist orientation to Scripture....
John Calvin's Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin
John Calvin's Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin. By Don H. Compier. Texts and Studies in Religion, Volume 86. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. x + 154 pp. $99.95 (cloth). Don Compier's book on Calvin is a worthy contribution to a growing body of...
Prelude: Hooker after 400 Years
A clutch of essays on the writings of Richard Hooker follows this brief introduction. The name Richard Hooker is familiar to readers of this Review, and among these readers are surely a reasonably large number who have themselves read substantial portions...
Prudence and Custom: Revisiting Hooker on Authority
There is a standard Anglican rule on theological authority, quoted so often that it has become a commonplace. "Scripture, reason, and tradition," we are told, "are the authorities upon which Anglicans rely when doing theology; this is the grand synthesis...
Reading at the Intersection of Culture and Faith: Life, Death, Poetry, and Pastoral Care
Gleanings Books Discussed Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper. By Barry K. Baines, M.D. New York: Perseus Publishing, 2001. xv + 160 pp. $13.00 (paper). When the World Breaks Your Heart: Spiritual Ways of Living with Tragedy. By Gregory S. Clapper....
Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue
Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Opening the Dialogue. By Robert J. Nash. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 224 pp. $29.95 (paper). Public university campuses ought to be arenas for "unbounded dialogue" and moral conversation on issues of spirituality and...
Renaissance Rome and Emersonian Boston: Michelangelo and Sargent, between Triumph and Doubt
Art Review Article In 1896, when he first encountered the grandeur of the Boston Public Library's Sargent Hall-a gallery that takes its name from John Singer Sargent's resplendent mural cycle there, The Triumph of Religion-Ernest Fenollosa, the legendary...
Richard Hooker: Prophet of Anglicanism or English Magisterial Reformer?
Richard Hooker (1554-1600) has long been considered the premier theologian and foremost apologist of the Church of England. Hooker's importance to the Anglican Communion at large remains today as great as ever. Yet the actual fellowship of those who...
Richard Hooker's Trinitarian Hermeneutic of Grace
Robert K. Faulkner has identified two tendencies in the cultural upheaval that shaped the writing of Richard Hooker's Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. Faulkner demonstrates how Hooker's argumentation was addressed to powerful proponents of an emerging...
Scripture and the Generous Hermeneutic of Richard Hooker
Discussion within the Anglican Communion around the integrity of its moral teaching, the comprehensiveness of its theology, and its capacity to speak with both intellect and passion for the gospel, has occasioned a number of books from the last years...
Stories, Tales, and a Few Small Lies of a Country Parson
Stories, Tales, and a Few Small Lies of a Country Parson. By Robert B. Horine. Cincinnati: Forward Movement Publications, 2002. vii + 204 pp. $10.00 (paper). The country parson is a recurring type much beloved in Anglican spirituality. Chaucer enshrined...
Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics, and the New War
Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics, and the New War. Edited by Jon L. Berquist. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2002. xv + 355 pp. $29.99 (paper). If there has been a consistent complaint by and about the academic community since the terrorist attacks...
The Ancient Church as Family
The Ancient Church as Family. By Joseph H. Hellerman. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. xv + 295 pp. $23.00 (paper). Urbanization leading to dislocation during the first two centuries of the Common Era encouraged the development of voluntary associations...
The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man
The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man. By Walter Wink. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. xvi + 356 pp. $26.00 (paper). None can argue with the assertion, inherent in the title of Walter Wink's new book, that the phrase under scrutiny...
The Mystery beneath the Real: Theology in the Fiction of George Eliot
The Mystery beneath the Real: Theology in the Fiction of George Eliot. By Peter C. Hodgson. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. x + 244 pp. $20.00 (paper). Published in England as Theology in the Fiction of George Eliot: The Mystery beneath the Real (London:...
The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies
The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies. Edited by Wesley Carr, with Donald Capps, Robin Gill, Anton Obholzer, Ruth Page, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, and Rowan Williams. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2002. xviii + 414 pp. $50.00 (cloth)....
The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought
The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. Edited by Adrian Hastings, Alistair Mason, and Hugh Pyper, with Ingrid Lawrie and Cecily Bennett. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. xxix + 777 pp. 40.00 (cloth); $75.00 (cloth). At first glance...
The Pastoral Care of Children
The Pastoral Care of Children. By Daniel H. Grossoehme. Binghamton, NX: The Haworth Press, 1999. 160 pp. $74.95 (cloth); $21.95 (paper). In the hospital where I was a chaplain, we had a specialty unit that treated children who were profoundly retarded...
The Role of Sin in the Theology of Richard Hooker
The key leitmotiv throughout Richard Hooker's writings is the concept of order. Most obviously it served in defense of the Ecclesia Anglicana against what Hooker regarded as the Roman Catholic and Puritan errors. The central category in defining order...
The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance
The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance. By Dorothee Soelle. Translated by Barbara and Martin Rumscheidt. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. x + 325 pp. $20.00 (paper). Of the many books published on mysticism in recent years, this is one of the most...
The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write about Their Faith
The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write about their Faith. Edited by Philip L. Culbertson. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. xiv + 282 pp. $25.00 (paper). Christianity in the United States is at a dangerous and foreboding crossroads. Promising...
Time and Chance
Time and Chance. By Sharon Kay Penman. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 2002. 515 pp. $27.95 (cloth). For the past twenty years, Sharon Kay Penman has brought the Middle Ages to life for readers who would never willingly take a history course or read...
Waging Reconciliation: God's Mission in a Time of Globalization and Crisis
Waging Reconciliation: God's Mission in a Time of Globalization and Crisis. Edited by Ian T. Douglas. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 2002. 263 pp. $19.95 (paper). Waging Reconciliation brings together the papers read and discussed at the September...
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