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. 90, No. 2, Spring

A Brief History of Spirituality
A Brief History of Spirituality. By Philip Sheldrake. Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. xiii +200 pp. $54.95 (cloth); $19.95 (paper).Philip Sheldrake is the William Leech Professorial Fellow in Applied...
"And We the Life of God Shall Know": Incarnation and the Trinity in Charles Wesley's Hymns
This article explores the theological significance of Charles Wesley's Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (1745) and Hymns on the Trinity (1767). It does so by situating these hymn collections against the backdrop of the English Trinitarian controversy...
As through a Glass Darkly: Defining Theological Education in the Twenty-First Century
It seems wise to begin by admitting that the institutions and networks established to provide theological education in North America are, together with the whole church, in the midst of great changes. These changes have already dramatically altered the...
A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope
A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope. By Katharine Jefferts Schori. Harrisburg, Penn. and New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2007. 169 pp. $15.00 (paper).As the first woman to serve as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts...
Being Salt: A Theology of an Ordered Church
Being Salt: A Theology of an Ordered Church. By George R. Sumner. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2007. 110 pp. $15.00 (paper).Clergy burnout and diminishing vocations are not primarily a result of overwork or the unique stresses on the modern church, but...
Christian Preaching: A Trinitarian Theology of Proclamation
Christian Preaching: A Trinitarian Theology of Proclamation. By Michael Pasquarello III. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2007. 224 pp. $18.99 (paper).In Christian Preaching, Michael Pasquarello attempts to address the problem of preaching in many...
Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament
Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament. By David L. Dungan. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2006. xii + 212 pp. $17.00 (paper).This is a very engaging and informative book, and much can be learned from it. Whereas the role...
Divine Teaching: An Introduction to Christian Theology
Divine Teaching: An Introduction to Christian Theology. By Mark A. McIntosh. Blackwell Guides to Theology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. 272 pp. $34.95 (paper), $84.95 (cloth).The premise of McIntosh's Divine Teaching is that God, the Creator of...
Ecclesiology and Postmodernity: Questions for the Church in Our Time
Ecclesiology and Postmodernity: Questions for the Church in Our Time. By Gerard Mannion. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2007. 249 pp. $29.95 (paper).This book that will be especially helpful and informative to those who want to keep abreast or...
Editor's Notes
The primary topic of this issue, theological education in the Anglican Communion, is not the most obvious choice for a publication anticipating the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops and others. Yet, as Archbishop Rowan Williams has underscored...
Go to the World! Go Struggle, Bless, and Pray: Bishops, Theological Schools, and Mission
These words are from a hymn entitled "Go to the world" written by Sylvia G. Dunstan. It appears in the mission section of Common Praise, a 1998 hymnal of the Anglican Church of Canada. The words capture the very essence of theological education for the...
How Diverse Is Contemporary Theological Education? Identity Politics and Theological Education
I am always glad to visit Canada because in so many ways we as nationals of vastly different countries-Canada and New Zealand-actually share so much in common in terms of the kinds of national societies we each yearn to establish and maintain. Our societies...
Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition
Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition. By John E. Wilson. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 286 pp. $29.95 (paper).John E. Wilson's new introductory text on the past two centuries of German theology will...
Mission and Ministry by an African Anglican Theological Education Network: The Vision and Evolution of ANITEPAM
The African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry (ANITEPAM) has sought, since its inception in 1993, to strengthen and encourage the ministry of theological education throughout the continent. It has defined...
Petre Tutea: Between Sacrifice and Suicide
Petre Tutea: Between Sacrifice and Suicide. By Alexandru Popescu. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2004. xxviii + 325 pp. $39.95 (paper), $130 (cloth).Secular history has not been kind to the subject of this unique book, Petre Tutea (1902-1991),...
Postcolonial Anglicanism: One Global Identity or Many Contextual Identities?
Postcolonial Anglicanism: One Global Identity or Many Contextual Identities? Books Discussed Beyond Colonial Anglicanism: The Anglican Communion in the Twenty-First Century. By Ian T. Douglas and Kwok Pui-lan. New York: Church Publishing, 2001.Anglicans...
Preaching the Gospels without Blaming the Jews: A Lectionary Commentary/Preaching the Letters without Dismissing the Law: A Lectionary Commentary
Preaching the Gospels without Blaming the Jews: A Lectionary Commentary. By Ronald J. Allen and Clark M. Williamson. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. xxiv + 261 pp. $24.95 (cloth).Preaching the Letters without Dismissing the Law: A...
Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation
Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation. By A. K. M. Adam, Stephen E. Fowl, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, and Francis Watson. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006. 160pp. $17.99 (paper).Developed from the Winslow...
Religion versus Empire? British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion, 1700-1914
Religion versus Empire? British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion, 1700-1914. By Andrew Porter. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2004. 400 pp. $31.95 (paper), $74.95 (cloth).Too often missionaries are characterized as...
Rome & Canterbury: The Elusive Search for Unity
Rome & Canterbury: The Elusive Search for Unity. By Mary Reath. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007. xvii + 158 pp. $19.95 (cloth).The key word in the title of this book is neither "Rome" nor "Canterbury," but "elusive." That is...
Sacred Sagacity: Formation and Training for Ministry in a Church of England Seminary
IntroductionI suppose that the first and most obvious thing to say about the purpose of ordination training-formation and education for ministry-is that it isn't immediately obvious. What, after all, is one being prepared for? As Urban Holmes III presciently...
Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight
Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight. By Richard M. Liddy. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2006. xxii + 251 pp. $59.95 (cloth), $33.00 (paper).Fifty years ago, Bernard Lonergan published Insight: A Study of Human Understanding....
The Crisis of Authority and Theological Education
The Crisis of AuthorityFor Korean Protestant churches, including the Anglican Church, 2007 was an especially historic year. First, it was the centennial of the great revival movement of 1907 in Pyeongyang, present-day North Korea. This revival determined...
The Divine Sense: The Intellect in Patristic Theology
The Divine Sense: The Intellect in Patristic Theology. By A. N. Williams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 364 pp. $91.00 (cloth).It is not uncommon today for the church fathers to be accused of a reductionistic rationalism that privileges...
The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition
The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition. By Norman Russell. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. vii + 418 pp. $55.00 (paper), $175 (cloth).Over the past 100 years, scholars of Western Christianity...
The Jesus of Asian Women
The Jesus of Asian Women. By Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro. Women from the Margins Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2006. xiv + 270 pp. $18.00 (paper).In The Jesus of Asian Women, Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro explores the central themes of diverse Asian...
Themes in Contemporary Native Theological Education
A Brief HistoryGovernmental policies and decisions of the past 300 years influence nearly every aspect of contemporary Aboriginal life. Theological education in Aboriginal communities is the result of past national policies as well. In some regions of...
Theological Education for the Anglican Communion: The Promises and Challenges of TEAC
Archbishop Rowan Williams has spoken often and strongly of the high priority theological education ought to have in the Anglican Communion. The assignment of such a place within a province's set of priorities finds its meaning in its very concrete local...
Theological Education in the Brazilian Context
The Background of Theological Education in BrazilTo speak of theological education in the Brazilian context, it is necessary to recall a bit of the history of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (IEAB) and its search for autonomy and contextualization....
Theological Education: The Heart of Our Vision
I appreciate the generosity of the editors of the Anglican Theological Review in inviting me, as Secretary to TEAC (Theological Education for the Anglican Communion), to contribute briefly to this issue of the ATR. I will not seek to describe the work...
Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference
Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference. By Kristen Deede Johnson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xii + 276 pp. $96.00 (cloth).This volume offers a timely contribution to a post-9/11 context in which xenophobia...
To Make Room for the Spirit to Work: Reflections from Lambeth Conferences on Theological Education
As the agenda was being formed for the Spring 2008 meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, the planning team considered various potential topics. Certain areas of focus rose to the forefront, particularly in light of the 2008 Lambeth...

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