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. 85, No. 4, Fall

Apostolicity and Unity: Essays on the Porvoo Common Statement
Apostolicity and Unity: Essays on the Porvoo Common Statement. Edited by Ola Tjorhom. Geneva: WCC Publications and Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. xii + 271 pp. $30.00 (paper).In the last decade, Lutheran and Anglican...
Becoming Christ: Transformation through Contemplation
Becoming Christ: Transformation through Contemplation. By Brian C. Taylor. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2002. xi + 234 pp. $14.95 (paper).One would not think that the book market, already awash with books on prayer, would need one more, but...
Creation
Creation. By Hans Schwarz. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. viii + 254 pp. $29.00 (paper).Schwarz is chair of the Institute of Protestant Theology at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and visiting professor at the...
Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross
Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross. By Michael J. Gorman. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. xi + 429 pp. $28.00 (paper).Gorman enters the conversation about the center of Paul's theology by proposing...
Editor's Notes
John Henry Newman. Is there any writer on religion in modern times whose writings have had an influence as wide and as lasting as his? "He has left an indelible mark upon two great religious bodies," wrote Dean Inge of St. Paul's, twenty years after...
English Spirituality: From Earliest Times to 1700
English Spirituality: From Earliest Times to 1700. By Gordon Mursell. Vol. 1 of 2. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. 592 pp. $39.95 (cloth).Gordon Mursell s English Spirituality is a welcome addition to current literature on the English...
Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent
Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent. By Richard L. Greaves. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2002. xix + 693 pp. $75.00 (cloth).The Pilgrim's Progress may be the most influential piece of anti-Anglican literature ever written....
Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality
Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality. By Richard H. Schmidt. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. xxii + 338 pp. $25.00 (paper).Without question, this book is an outstanding success in achieving the...
Godly and Righteous, Peevish and Perverse: Clergy and Religious in Literature and Letters: An Anthology
Godly and Righteous, Peevish and Perverse: Clergy and Religious in Literature and Letters: An Anthology. Compiled by Raymond Chapman. Grand Rapids, Mich, and Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. xvi + 267 pp. $25.00 (cloth).The...
Homily Delivered at the Funeral of the Rev. James E. Griffiss
Here we are, gathered to give thanks for the redeeming love and life given to us by God and to remember James Griffiss-priest, theologian, friend, mentor, teacher, scholar, leader, editor. (My heavens, a lot is wrapped into the life of one man.) So where...
How Semitic Was John? Rethinking the Hellenistic Background to John 1:1
You brought to my notice some books written by the Platonists, which had been translated from Greek into Latin. In these books I found it stated . . . "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . ." But I did not...
Incarnation
Incarnation. By Gerald O'Collins. New Century Theology Series. London: Continuum, 2002. iv + 192 pp. £12.99 (paper); $28.95 (paper).Incarnation, a volume in the New Century Theology series, reads as an extended meditation on the Incarnation of Jesus...
In Memoriam: James E. Griffiss 1928-2003
Following an extended illness, death came on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 to James Edward Griffiss, 74, one of the most significant theologians of the contemporary Episcopal Church and formerly Canon Theologian to the Presiding Bishop as well as Editor of...
Jesus in Johannine Tradition
Jesus in Johannine Tradition. Edited by Hoben T. Fortna and Tom Thatcher. Louisville, Ky. and London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. xviii + 38.1 pp. $29.95 (paper).Jesus in Johannine Tradition is an engaging and provocative collection of twenty-seven...
John and Postcolonialism: Travel, Space, and Power
John and Postcolonialism: Travel, Space, and Power. Edited by Musa W. Dube and Jeffrey L. Staley. The Bible and Postcolonialism, 7. London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002. viii + 254 pp. $115.00 (cloth); $28.95 (paper).John and Postcolonialism...
John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion
John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion. By Frank M. Turner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. xii + 740 pp. $35.00 (cloth); $18.00 (paper).Frank Turner has, without a doubt, produced an extensive treatment of the life and work...
Lost and Found: Adolescence, Parenting, and the Formation of Faith
Lost and Found: Adolescence, Parenting, and the Formation of Faith. By Amanda Millay Hughes. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2002. ix + 168 pp. $13.95 (paper).Adolescence is a time of life that challenges young people and adults alike. Perhaps...
Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter
Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter. By C. Clifton Black. Studies on Personalities of the New Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001. xx + 327 pp. $20.00 (paper). Also available in cloth for $39.95 from original publisher (Columbia, S.C.:...
More Than a Biblical Critic: Alfred Loisy's Modernism in Light of His Autobiographies
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Pope Pius X defined and condemned a heresy that he called "modernism," and he excommunicated leading "modernists," including Alfred Loisy (1857-1940). Like many of the figures implicated in modernism, Loisy...
Newman and Maurice on the Via Media of the Anglican Church: Contrasts and Affinities
IThough it has been attempted, it is not easy to place F. D. Maurice and J. H. Newman, perhaps the two greatest Victorian theologians, side by side in comparative perspective.1 Newman's star rose throughout the twentieth century. Maurice, by contrast,...
Princes, Pastors, and People: The Church and Religion in England, 1500-1700
Princes, Pastors, and People: The Church and Religion in England, 1500-1700. By Susan Doran and Christopher Durston. 2d ed. London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2003. xii + 221 pp. $80.00 (cloth); $25.95 (paper).Well written and...
Rediscovering Thomas Aquinas in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225-1274) earned the title "Doctor Angelicas" from his students' admiration for the treatise on angels in his monumental Summa Theologiae. More recently, he has merited the title "Doctor Communis" for the powerful influence his theological...
Sacraments, Ceremonies, and the Stuart Divines: Sacramental Theology and Liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603-1662
Sacraments, Ceremonies, and the Stuart Divines: Sacramental Theology and Liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603-1662. By Bryan D. Spinks. Aldershot, Hants, and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002. xiv + 240 pp. $79.95 (cloth).Bryan Spinks...
The Battle for the Bible in England, 1557-1582
The Battle for the Bible in England, 1557-1582. By Cameron A. MacKenzie. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2002. xi + 338 pp. $65.95 (cloth).Cameron A. MacKenxie's The Battle for the Bible in England, 1557-1582 asserts that the "different strands...
The Enthralling Power: History and Heresy in John Henry Newman
John Henry Newman occupies a unique place in the religious history of the nineteenth-century Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches. In the Victorian Church of England, the Oxford Movement which Newman helped to create effected a transformation of the...
The Evangelicity of the Episcopate
IIn January of 2001, when the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America officially entered into full communion, one aspect of this new relationship received especially wide notice: the willingness of the Eutheran Church over a generation...
The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic
The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic. By James K. A. Smith. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 228 pp. $20.00 (paper).This review arrives quite tardily, and the reviewer is at fault. The reason...
The Giddings
It is still and grave, here, now;the grass is summer-dense, and Constable'sheady clouds consume the sky. Besidethe hedgerows, spires shepherdalong the past, with those interredbeneath the stones of St. JohnsChurch-the sacramental stones that burnedwith...
The Hebrew God: Portrait of an Ancient Deity
The Hebrew God: Portrait of an Ancient Deity. By Bernhard Lang. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002. x + 246 pp. $ 32.50 (cloth).Via multiple probes of ancient Semitic and Egyptian religion, Bernhard Lang sketches the understanding of deity...
The Making of American Liberal Theology: Imagining Progressive Religion, 1805-1900
The Making of American Liberal Theology. Imagining Progressive Religion, 1805-1900. By Gary Dorrien. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. xxv + 494 pp. $39.95 (paper).In this first volume of a projected three-volume history, Gary Dorrien,...
The Prophetic Literature: An Introduction
The Prophetic Literature: An Introduction. By David L. Petersen. Louisville, Ky.; London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. xii + 248 pp. $29.95 (paper).David Petersen, professor of Old Testament at Iliff School of Theology and longtime student of ancient...
The Sermon as Biblical Commentary: The Case of Newman's Parochial and Plain Sermons and Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians
The late Raymond E. Brown, S.S., is said to have advised that if you had only one Pauline letter to read, it should be 1 Corinthians rather than the more famous and theologically influential letter to the Romans. The point is that 1 Corinthians helps...
The Way to Nicaea
The Way to Nicaea. By John Behr. The Formation of Christian Theology, 1. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2001. xii + 261 pp. $29.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper).This is the first volume in a projected three-volume series on the formation of...
Turning to God: Anglicans Talk about Sin, Grace, and the Christian Life
Primates Theological Commission, Anglican Church of Canada. Turning to God: Anglicans Talk about Sin, Grace, and the Christian Life. Wrestling with God, book 2. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2002. 106 pp. CDN$18.95 (paper).As I write this review, coalition...
Unbound by Time: Isaiah Still Speaks
Unbound by Time: Isaiah Still Speaks. By William Lee Holladay. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley Publications, 2002. 188 pp. $12.95 (paper).William L. Holladay paints a refreshing portrait of the book of Isaiah in a way that shows how biblical interpretation...
When the Members Are the Missionaries: An Extraordinary Calling for Ordinary People
When the Members are the Missionaries: An Extraordinary Calling for Ordinary People. By A. Wayne Schwab. Essex, New York: Member Mission Press, 2002. xxiii + 203 pp. 1.9.95 (paper).When the Members are the Missionaries is a thought-provoking book describing...
Wrestling with God: Literature and Theology in the English Renaissance
Wrestling with God: Literature and Theology in the English Renaissance. Essays to Honour Paul Grant Stanwood. Edited by Mary Ellen Henley and W. Speed Hill with the assistance of R. G. Siemens. [Vancouver]: M. E. Henley, 2001. vi + 336 pp. CDN $50.00...

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