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. 81, No. 2, Spring

Across the Threshold
GERALYN WOLF* Walking from the coach park to Canterbury Cathedral for the opening Eucharist of the Lambeth Conference, I retraced steps taken 22 years earlier when I was a theological student at King's College, London. At that time it would have been...
Booknotes: Some Recent Works in Spirituality
The Need for Navigation Why is there so much second-rate stuff out there in "spirituality"? One could analyze the sources of contemporary spiritual hunger for a long time (loss of transcendence in modern culture, over-extension and escapism, yearning...
Can a Bishop Be Wrong? Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby Spong
Can a Bishop be Wrong? Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby Spong. Edited by Peter C. Moore. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1998. xviii + 188 pp. $17.95 (paper). I think we can all admire the spirit of this book, which is, with one or two exceptions,...
Christian Households
Christian Households. By Thomas E. Breidenthal. Boston, MA: Cowley Press, 1997. 162 pp. $11.9 (paper). "Household" is a broad term intentionally used by Tom Breidenthal, professor of moral theology at the General Seminary, to allow in his book for the...
Christina Rossetti
My brother died on Easter Day. An unbeliever, but not sane, perhaps, not wholly sane-and therefore God, forever merciful, may take him in; I cling to that much hope . . . He had a poet's and an angel's name: Dante and Gabriel. Our father loved the Comedy...
Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture / Seeing through the Media: A Religious View of Communications and Cultural Analysis
Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture. By Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1998. vi + 166 pp. $11.95 (paper). Seeing Through the Media: A Religious View of Communications and Cultural Analysis. By Michael Warren....
Coming Together/Coming Apart: Religion, Community and Modernity
Coming Together/Coming Apart: Religion, Community and Modernity. By Elizabeth M. Bounds. New York: Routledge, 1997. vi + 184 pp. $59.95 (cloth); $17.95 (paper). In 1985 Robert Bellah and his colleagues published their insightful analysis of a quest for...
Discipling Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective
Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective. Edited by Roger Lundin. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. viii + 177 pp. $18.00 (paper). Disciplining Hermeneutics grew out of a conference held at Wheaton College in 1994 on "Hermeneutics...
Editor's Notes
The Lambeth Conference of last summer was one in which several contentious issues were raised and argued about. All the issues were important ones, and perhaps for that reason most of the bishops were divided in their reactions to what occurred. Whatever...
Engaging the Word
Engaging the Word. By Michael Johnston. The New Church's Teaching Series, vol. 3. Cambridge & Boston, MA: Cowley Publications, 1998. xii + 181 pp. $11.95 (paper). Times have changed since the publication of the original Church's Teaching Series....
Evelyn Underhill: Spirituality for Daily Living
Evelyn Underhill: Spirituality for Daily Living. By Annice Callahan, R.S.C.J. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997. xv + 248 pp. $47.50 (cloth). Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was a poet, novelist, scholar of mysticism, spiritual writer, retreat...
Facts, Values, and Morality
Facts, Values, and Mora/tty. By Richard B. Brandt. Cambridge, UK: Cara :University Press, 1996. vii + 319 pp. .:$59.95 (cloth); $18.95 (paper) Facts, Values and Morality is not for the faint of mind. It demands a patient and careful reader, but rewards...
Faithful Church, Plural World: Diversity at Lambeth 1998
Forsooth it is a troublous thing to agree upon a doctrine of things of such controversy, with judgments of such diversity, every[one] (I trust) meaning well, and yet not all meaning one way. - Hugh Latimer1 When the first Lambeth Conference met more...
Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints
Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints. By Elizabeth A. Johnson. New York: Continuum, 1998. xi + 306 pp. $24.50 (cloth). Elizabeth Johnson's newest effort, Friends of God and Prophets, is one of those rare...
"Heaviness May Endure for a Night, but Joy Cometh in the Morning"
No thing is great on this side of the grave, Nor any thing of any stable worth: Whatso is born from earth returns to earth: No thing we grasp proves half the thing we crave: The tidal wave shrinks to the ebbing wave: Laughter is folly, madness lurks...
Intersections: Science, Theology, and Ethics
Intersections: Science, Theology, and Ethics. By James M. Gustafson. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press, 1996.174 pp. $15.00 (paper). Gustafson's book is a compilation of lectures he delivered on the relation between science-particularly advancements and...
Journey into Narnia
Journey into Narnia. By Kathryn Lindskoog. Pasadena, CA: Hope Publishing House, 1998. x + 230 pp. $15.95 (paper). To coincide with the centennial celebration of C. S. Lewis's birth in 1998, Kathryn Lindskoog has reissued her 1957 analysis of The Chronicles...
King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom
King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom. By W B. Patterson. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xvi + 409 pp. $59.95 (cloth). To write the history of something that did not happen...
Lambeth 1998 and the Future Mission of the Episcopal Church
Historically, the Lambeth Conferences have been a great Christian event in whose discussions believers of every persuasion have taken an interest and in whose actions members of other churches have found evidence of the good which the Spirit has wrought....
Lambeth 1998: Tensions and Hopes
I. Introduction On September 29, 1994, the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to all bishops of the Anglican Communion and United Churches of South Asia inviting them to the 1998 Lambeth Conference. The Archbishop, reminded the bishops that in the world...
Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth
Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth. By Esther de Boer. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997. ix + 147 pp. $15.00 (paper). Meant for "anyone who is interested in Mary Magdalene," and written "out of a desire to learn more about the significance...
Metaphysics of Theism: Aquina's Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles I
Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I. By Norman Kretzmann. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1997. xi + 302 pp. $45.00 (cloth). There is considerable drama in this work, which certainly recommends an explicitly metaphysical...
Miracles and the Modern Religious Imagination
Miracles and the Modern Religious Imagination. By Robert Bruce Mullin. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996. x + 322 pp. $30.00 (cloth). In this exciting and important study of the Anglo-American religious world in the nineteenth and early...
On Making Moral Decisions
What is it like to make a choice? We easily give way to the temptation to think that it is always the same kind of thing, or that there is one kind of decision making that is serious and authentic and that all other kinds ought to be like it. In the...
Preaching Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century / the Foolishness of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel against the Wisdom of the World / the Sunday Lectionary: Ritual Word, Paschal Shape
Preaching Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century. By Robert G. Hughes and Robert Kysar. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997. viii +136 pp. $14.00 (paper). The Foolishness of Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel against the Wisdom of the World. By Robert...
Spirituality and Theology, Essays in Honor of Diogenes Allen
Spirituality and Theology, Essays in Honor of Diogenes Allen. Edited by Eric O. Springsted. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1998. ix + 150 pp.$17.00 (paper). This Festschrift in honor of Diogenes Allen includes ten essays by contributors...
The Challenge of Change: The Anglican Communion in the Post-Modern Era
The Challenge of Change: The Anglican Comm.union in the Post-Modern Era. By Mark Harris. New York: Church Publishing, 1998. viii + 187 pp. $19.99 (paper). If it is true, as Georg Bichner wrote of the French version, that the revolution eats its own children,...
The "Communion" of Anglicans after Lambeth '98: A Comment on the Nature of Communion and the State of the Church
The Anglican Communion in Crisis From the time of the Reformation, the question of "identity" has persistently presented itself to the Church of England and, latterly, to the Anglican Communion as a whole. In past decades, Anglicans have presented themselves...
The Doctrine of Revelation: A Narrative Interpretation / Divine Revelation
The Doctrine of Revelation: A Narrative Interpretation. By Gabriel Fackre. Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1997. x + 230 pp. $35.00 (paper). Divine Revelation. Edited by Paul Avis. Grand Rapids, MI:...
The Protestant Face of Anglicanism
The Protestant Face of Anglicanism. By Paul F. M. Zahl. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1998. viii + 112 pp. $19.00 (cloth). Although he is the editor of the Anglican Digest, Paul F. M. Zahl does not seem to like most things Anglican. He dislikes...
These Three Are One: The Practice of Trinitarian Theology
These Three are One: The Practice of Trinitarian Theology. By David S. Cunningham. Challenges in Contemporary Theology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. xvi + 368 pp. $64.95 (cloth); $29.95 (paper). In the recent renaissance of trinitarian theology;...
Toward a Theology of the Body
Toward a Theology of the Body. By Mary Timothy Prokes. Edinburgh, UK: T & T Clark, 1996. xv + 192 pp. $21.00 (paper). Toward a Theology of the Body introduces this emerging line of theological inquiry through a historical overview of Christian ambivalence...
When Faith Is Not Enough
Mme Faith is not Enough. By Kelly James Clark Grand Rapids, MI Willam B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997. 190 pp. $18.00 (paper). Paul Tillich ended his classic The Courage to Be with these words: "The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when...
Women and Redemption: A Theological History
Women and Redemption: A Theological History. By Rosemary Radford Ruether. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1998. xi + 366 pp. $19.00 (paper). Are women created in the image of God? Are women redeemed by Christ? Is this redemption otherworldly, or does...
Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity
Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity. Edited by Beverly Mayne Kienzle and Pamela J. Walker. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA and London, UK: University of California Press, 1998. xxii + 362 pp. $50.00 (cloth). Mining the scant...
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