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. 4, Fall

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President
Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. By Allen C. Guelzo. Grand Rapids, MI and Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xii + 516 pp. $29.00 (cloth). This biography of the president Allen C. Guelzo describes as an "American Job"...
A Closer Walk: Meditating on Hymns for Year A / Awake, My Soul! Meditating on Hymns for Year B
A Closer Walk: Meditating on Hymns for Year A. By Nancy Roth. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. 284 pp. $12.95 (paper). Awake, My Soul! Meditating on Hymns for Year B. By Nancy Roth. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. 262 pp....
Ad Litteram: How Augustine, Calvin, and Barth Read the "Plain Sense" of Genesis 1-3
Ad Litteram: How Augustine, Calvin, and Barth Read the "Plain Sense" of Genesis 1-3. By K. E. Greene-McCreight. Issues in Systematic Theology, vol. 5. New York and Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1999. xii + 274 pp. $52.95 (cloth). This book, a revision of the...
Anglican and Episcopal Readings
Since I am a lifelong Lutheran and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and have been teaching Episcopal Church History and English Church History at the School of Theology for over 30 years, I have devoted much of my reading to the...
Anglicanism Reshaped: Prelude
Much, but hardly all, of the distinctive character of historic Anglicanism derives from its rootage in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English culture and religious practice. As the Elizabethan settlement of English religion shaped the mediating character...
A Reply to Titus Presler's "Old and New in Worship and Community"
Titus Presler and I were colleagues in the Diocese of Massachusetts and I remember being spellbound as he recounted some of his missionary experience. I am very appreciative of Dr. Presler's capacity to enter deeply into the experience of African Christianity...
A Response to Christopher Duraisingh's "Contextual and Catholic"
To say that I agree with the fundamental affirmations of Dr. Duraisingh's essay is not a very interesting comment. But because his central notion of communion among cultural pluralities within and among churches is something I perceive as a divine imperative,...
A Response to J. Robert Wright's "Is Tradition the Enemy of Innovation?"
I want to say at the outset that it is a particular honor for me to have the opportunity to comment upon the presentation of Professor J. Robert Wright of The General Theological Seminary. I greatly admire his work and his amazing productivity both in...
Ascetics, Society and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism
Ascetics, Society and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism. By James E. Goehring. Studies in Antiquity and Christianity Series. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999. vii + 287 pp. $29.00 (paper). James E. Goehring's book Ascetics,...
Athanasius: The Coherence of His Thought
Athanasius: The Coherence of his Thought. By Khaled Anatolios. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. viii + 258 pp. $75.00 (cloth). Athanasius of Alexandria is arguably the most powerful voice from the ancient Church on themes of the redeeming power...
Bonaventure: Mystical Writings
Bonaventure: Mystical Writings. By Zachary Hayes. New York: Crossroad, 1999. 152 pp. $14.95 (paper). Saint Bonaventure, like his fellow Italian Saint Thomas Aquinas, was for a time a professor at the University of Paris. They both died in the same year,...
Catching Up with Jean-Luc Marion
Catching Up with Jean-Luc Marion Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology. By Jean-Luc Marion. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Trans. by Thomas A. Carlson. Evanston,...
Charles De Foucauld: Writings Selected with an Introduction
Charles de Foucauld: Writings Selected with an Introduction. By Robert Ellsberg. Modern Spiritual Masters Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999. 125 pp. $13.00 (paper). The Viscount Charles-Eugene de Foucauld, born in Strasbourg in 1858, died in sub-Saharan...
Concluding Homily Preached at the Fellows Forum on Tradition and Innovation in Anglicanism
Mark 16:9-20 The planning committee agreed from the beginning that this would be an extemporaneous homily, attempting to capture the spirit of what had happened. This means it couldn't be written until "it" had happened, which means it really isn't written;...
Contextual and Catholic: Conditions for Cross-Cultural Hermeneutics
Cross-Cultural Hermeneutics: A Call One of the great and exciting facts of our times is that the Church has truly become global. "The whole of Christianity is undergoing a rapid `de-Europeanization,' a jarring demographic metamorphosis that is dismantling...
Critical Traditioning: Seeking an Inner Biblical Hermeneutic
One of the things that has benefited me most in my study has been the occasional question-posed by a teacher, a student, a colleague-which I could not get out of my mind. The first time I met Cynthia Kittredge, now several years ago, she asked me such...
Diverse Voices Reclaim Tradition
In her presentation "Critical Traditioning," Ellen Davis has addressed the broad issue of tradition and innovation within Anglicanism today by examining the process, evidenced in sacred texts of scripture, by which the biblical writers interpreted difficult...
Early Christians Speak: Faith and Life in the First Three Centuries
Early Christians Speak: Faith and Life in the First Three Centuries. By Everett Ferguson. Third edition. Abilene: Abilene Christian University Press, 1999. ix + 266 pp. $17.95 (paper). An assignment that I would not accept with alacrity would be to write...
Editor's Notes
The Episcopal Church Foundation has occupied a unique place in the Episcopal Church since it was first organized by the then Presiding Bishop, Henry Knox Sherrill. Composed of lay people who are concerned for the good of the Church in many areas, it...
Essential Reading
Since I am, I believe, the eighth writer to contribute to this series on "essential reading," it is perhaps inevitable that some of the books already listed by other writers in the earlier articles would have found a place in my own list. Although that...
Ethics and Religion in a Pluralistic Age
Ethics and Religion in a Pluralistic Age. By Brian Hebblethwaite. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper). This series of essays is in two parts, the first having to do with Christian ethics as a theological discipline, the second with...
Feminism and Christian Ethics
Feminism and Christian Ethics. By Susan Frank Parsons. New Studies in Christian Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiii + 279 pp. $16.95 (paper). Susan Frank Parsons begins her book with the observation that the diversity of feminist...
Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy
Friendship and Society: An Introduction to Augustine's Practical Philosophy. By Donald X. Burt, OSA. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. xii + 239 pp. $18.00 (paper). In the companion volume to his earlier treatment of Augustine's...
Greeting on Behalf of the Episcopal Church Foundation
Several years ago, when the Fellows Forum was just an idea, those of us thinking about it would test ourselves by asking whether or not the Episcopal Church would acknowledge that it had an intellectual life. Part of the answer was a more practical question...
Heaven Begins within You: Wisdom from the Desert Fathers
Heaven Begins Within You: Wisdom from the Desert Fathers. By Anselm Gruen. Translated by Peter Heinegg. New York: Crossroad, 1999. 126 pp. $14.95 (paper). A friend who is a novice in an Episcopal religious order recently told me that she has no taste...
High King of Heaven: Aspects of Early English Spirituality / Vision and Image in Early Christian England
High King of Heaven: Aspects of Early English Spirituality. By Benedicta Ward. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1999. xiii + 114 pp. 5 black and white plates. $16.95 (paper). Vision and Image in Early Christian England. By George Henderson. Cambridge:...
Introductory Remarks
I want to say a few introductory remarks to help set the stage for our discussion tonight and tomorrow of "Hermeneutics in a Global Communion." I am Ian Douglas, the Convenor of the Planning Group of the Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows Forum. From...
Is Tradition the Enemy of Innovation? Some Historical and Ecumenical Examples
The question posed in the title of this essay has often come to my attention, but perhaps most pointedly when, as a representative of our Seminary Faculty to our Board of Trustees, I have observed the kind of faculty presentation that a typical new dean...
Jean Gerson: Early Works
Jean Gerson: Early Works. Translated and introduced by Brain Patrick Maguire, with a preface by Bernard McGinn. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1998. xvi + 482 pp. $34.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). These days, if you know anything...
Jesus in the Drama of Salvation: Toward a Biblical Doctrine of Redemption
Jesus in the Drama of Salvation: Toward a Biblical Doctrine of Redemption. By Raymund Schwager. Translated by James G. Williams and Paul Haddon. New York: Crossroad, 1999. ix + 245 pp. $24.95 (paper). Raymund Schwager, who is a Jesuit theologian at the...
Lord, Open Our Lips: Musical Help for Leaders of the Liturgy
Lord, Open our Lips: Musical Help for Leaders of the Liturgy. Complete music book and three CDs. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. 112 pp. $37.95. This set of CDs and the accompanying book of music for sung liturgies is a valuable idea....
Moving the Furniture: Liturgical Theory, Practice and Environment
Moving the Furniture: Liturgical Theory, Practice and Environment. By William Seth Adams. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1999. vii + 172 pp. $19.95 (paper). In this book William Seth Adams, the J. Milton Richardson Professor of Liturgies and...
Old and New in Worship and Community: Culture's Pressures in Global Anglicanism
In the early 1930s, Charles Addams, the well-known New Yorker cartoonist, produced a cartoon for the magazine that was prescient for the subject of this consultation on tradition and innovation in Anglicanism. A young African man is standing with his...
Painting the World: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings
Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and their Meanings. By John Drury. New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with National Gallery Publications Ltd. xv + 201 pp. 151 color illustrations, 19 black and white. $25.00 (cloth). This...
Reflections of the Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Presiding Bishop did not speak from a text. The following was prepared from an audio recording. Thank you. Thank you for that very generous introduction. I thought I would offer some ruminations and then allow you to move the conversation wherever...
Seeing Salvation: The Image of Christ
In the last few years, many churches around the country have hung banners with messages such as, "It's Jesus Christ's 2000th birthday. Celebrate the real Millennium here." That's not likely to encourage the unchurched to enter the doors. In the midst...
Sermon Preached at the Opening Liturgy of the Fellows Forum on Tradition and Innovation in Anglicanism
Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City Thursday, February 10, 2000 "Every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old" (Matthew 13:52). I am grateful to my...
The Church Faces Death: Ecclesiology in a Post-Modern Context
The Church Faces Death: Ecclesiology in a Post-Modern Context. By Michael Jinkins. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. x + 141 pp. $35.00 (cloth). This brief but stimulating volume, written by Michael Jinkins, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology...
Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul
Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul. By J. Louis Martyn. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1997. xvii + 334 pp. $39.95 (cloth). "The only real antidote to whatever distortion of the gospel arises is simply the gospel itself, proclaimed once again."...
The Pilgrim's Tale
The Pilgrims Tale. Edited by Aleksei Pentkovsky, translated by T. Allen-Smith. The Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, 1999. ix + 229 pp. $28.95 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). The Pilgrim's Tale is a narrative in the genre of...
The Reform of the Papacy: The Costly Call to Christian Unity
The Reform of the Papacy: The Costly Call to Christian Unity. By John R. Quinn. Ut Unum Sint: Studies on Papal Primacy. New York: Crossroad, 1999. 189 pp. $19.95 (cloth). The importance of this book for the future of the Church of Christ can hardly be...
The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education
The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education. By D. G. Hart. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. xi + 321 pp. $38.00 (cloth). A few years ago, I was one of about two hundred people who applied...
Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision
Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision. By Lawrence S. Cunningham. Library of Religious Biography. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999. xii + 228 pp. $16.00 (paper). More than fifty volumes by and about Thomas Merton occupy two shelves in the Merton Corner...
What Is Theology? Foundational and Moral
What is Theology? Foundational and Moral. By Edmond J. Dunn. Mystic, CN: Twenty-Third Publications, 1998. 263 pp. $14.95 (paper). The tight correlation between what we believe and how we should act is Scriptural and taught by the Church. However, the...