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. 1, Winter

400 Years: Anglican/Episcopal Mission among American Indians
400 Years: Anglican/ Episcopal Mission Among American Indians. By Owanah Anderson. Cincinnati, OH: Forward Movement Publications, 1997. xii + 401 pp. $12.95 (paper). 400 Years is the definitive history of the Episcopal Church's engagement with American...
American Madonna: Images of the Divine Woman in Literary Culture
American Madonna: Images of the Divine Woman in Literary Culture. By John Gatta. Religion in America Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 179 pp. $39.95 (cloth); $18.95 (paper). This book's cover art perfectly encapsulates this study of nineteenthcentury...
A Personal Tribute to Archbishop Trevor Huddleston 1913-1998
As a young adolescent in New Zealand, I read Father Trevor Huddleston's Naught For Your Comfort. It was published in 1956 and told the story of forced removals in South Africa by the Apartheid State. Trevor Huddleston had been sent to South Africa by...
Between Two Worlds: Understanding and Managing Clergy Stress
Between Two Worlds: Understanding and Managing Clergy Stress. By Andrew R. Irvine. London: Mowbray, 1997. xv + 208 pp. $29.95 (paper). Clergy "have been seduced by a world that has slipped into the church demanding measures of success that are quantitatively...
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart. By Marvin R. O'Connell. Library of Religious Biography. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997. xxi + 210 pp. $16.00 (paper). The backbone of this book is the chronological life of Blaise Pascal,...
Booknotes
". . . in whom we live and move and have our being" (Morning Prayer, Rite I). What would it mean to believe this collect to be true? What would it mean to believe that were we to "settle at the farthest reaches of the sea" (Psalm 139), God would be there?...
Cassian the Monk
Cassian the Monk. By Columba Stewart. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. xv + 286 pp. $60.00 (cloth). Students of early Christian monasticism have had much to celebrate recently with the publication first of Boniface Ramsey's translation...
Christians among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics
Christians among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics. By Stanley Hauerwas and Charles Pinches. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. xvii + 224 pp. $29.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper). We need more books like...
Christian Theology in a North American Context / Thinking the Faith / Professing the Faith / Confessing the Faith
Christian Theology in a North American Context. By Douglas John Hall. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. Thinking the Faith. 1989. 464 pp. $24.00 (paper). Professing the Faith. 1993. 560 pp. $28.00 (paper). Confessing the Faith.l 1996, 544 pp. $48.00 (cloth)....
Communion and Atonement in Anselm, George Williams, and the 1979 Prayer Book
Despite the sound trouncing Anselm of Canterbury received at the hand of the Lutheran Gustaf Aulen in Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of the Atonement, the Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Committee on Historical Materials...
Continuing the Reformation: Re-Visioning Baptism in the Episocpal Church
Continuing the Reformation: Re-Visioning Baptism in the Episcopal Church. By Ruth A. Meyers. New York: Church Publishing Co., 1997. xvi + 294 pp. $29.95 (cloth). In the cycle of my courses at The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, I lead a seminar...
Essays on Early Eastern Eucharistic Prayers
Essays on Early Eastern Eucharistic Prayers. Edited by Paul F. Bradshaw. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997. viii + 231 pp. $29.95 (paper). According to Paul Bradshaw, "texts are really only useful to the student of liturgy if they are accompanied...
History, Literature and Society in the Book of Acts
History, Literature and Society in the Book of Acts. By Ben Witherton, III. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 326 pp. $59.95 (cloth). While earlier generations of scholars might have had to rely, in the English-speaking world at least, on a...
Into the Body of Another: Eros, Embodiment and Intimacy with the Natural World
Introduction On this late summer afternoon in California's Santa Lucia Mountains, a thick fog from the Pacific Ocean drifts up into the steep narrow valley where I sit. Rising, as if filled with a kind of yearning, the pearl gray mist pours through the...
John Cassian: The Conferences
John Cassian: The Conferences. Translated by Boniface Ramsey, O.P. Ancient Christian Writers No. 57. New York: Paulist, 1997. xv + 886 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Last summer, on my way to the airport in Nice after two weeks of touring Romanesque churches and...
Living the Theology of a Bishop's Spouse: Experience, Experiment and Adventure
Let me first introduce myself My name is Phoebe Griswold. I am a baptized Christian, a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States and therefore of our Anglican Communion. I am the mother of two grown daughters, now a mother-in-law and for 33...
Malcolm Muggerdige: A Biography
Malcolm Muggeridge: A Biography. By Gregory Wolfe. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997. xviii + 462 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Gregory Wolfe's book is impressive. Wolfe has a profound appreciation for his subject. With care he has used...
Mariko Mori's Spiritual Exploration
The surge of religious interest in the late twentieth century puzzled and even confounded many prophets of the decline of religion. All the signs were against religion. The Enlightenment dream of the truly rational society seemed within reach. We were...
N.F.S. Grundtvig: An Introduction to His Life and Work
N. F S. Grundtvig: An Introduction to his Life and Work. By A. M. Allchin. London: Aarhus University Press/Darton, Longman & Todd, 1997. 338 pp. $39.95 (cloth). The writings of Hans Christian Andersen and Soren Kierkegaard are familiar to English-speaking...
One Right Reading? A Guide to Irenaeus
One Right Reading? A Guide to Irenaeus. Mary Ann Donovan. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997. x + 197 pp. $18.95 (paper). The author engagingly states at the outset that her "aim is to present clearly and concisely what Irenaeus says, following...
Patience: How We Wait upon the World
Patience: How We Wait Upon the World. By David Baily Harned. Boston, MA: Cowley Publications, 1997. xiv + 191 pp. $12.95 (paper). I'm a haphazard reader, prone to redeeming odd moments in trains, planes, buses and waiting rooms with books and articles....
Postmodernity: Christian Identity in a Fragmented Age / Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology
Postmodernity: Christian Identity in a Fragmented Age. By Paul Lakeland. Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997. xiv + 130 pp. $14.00 (paper). Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology. By J. Wentzel van Huyssteen. Grand Rapids,...
Prejudice in Religion, Can We Move beyond It?
Prejudice in Religion. Can We Move Beyond It? Edited by Peter Cornwell. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1997 xiii++125pp$19095 (paper) This collection's first six essays were originally given as lectures at St. James Church, Piccadilly, before being published...
Presences: A Bishop's Life in the City
Presences: A Bishop's Life in the City. By Paul Moore. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. 144 pp. $28.00 (cloth). It was the winter of 1943. Returning home from Guadalcanal to recuperate from a bullet that went through his chest-"Your heart must...
Prophet of Justice, Prophet of Life: Essays on William Stringfellow
Prophet of Justice, Prophet of Life: Essays on William Stringfellow. Edited by Robert Boak Slocum. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 1997. xiv + 177 pp. $22.95 (cloth). This good book, like Stringfellow himself, takes you deep. Nothing mincing...
Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought
Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought. By James W. Ceaser. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. x + 292 pp. $30.00 (cloth). Professor James Ceaser teaches political science at Thomas Jefferson's university, the University...
Spirituality and Social Embodiment
Spirituality and Social Embodiment. Edited by L. Gregory Jones and James J. Buckley. Directions in Modern Theology. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1997. 173 pp. $24.95 (paper). Spirituality and Social Embodiment is a volume in the Blackwell...
Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Spiritual Help Today
Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Spiritual Help Today. By Diogenes Allen. Boston, MA: Cowley, 1997. 170 pp. $11.95 (paper). Written by a prominent Protestant theologian for Protestants, this book has a decidedly Catholic tone and content....
Storytelling, Doctrine, and Spiritual Formation
At a family gathering a few years ago, I introduced myself to the new wife of a second cousin once removed, a pleasant young woman who had been sitting alone, looking intimidated by this mob of new relations, all of whom look too much alike and talk...
The Apocalypse in England: Revelation Unraveling, 1700-1834
The Apocalypse in England: Revelation Unraveling, 1700-1834. By Christopher Burdon. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1997. xiv + 251 pp. $49.95 (cloth). Some years ago I wrote a thesis on the Book of Revelation. As a practicing hypochondriac, I am...
The Grace of Christ and the Grace in Augustine of Hippo: Christocentrism or Theocentrism?
The Grace of Christ and the Grace of God in Augustine of Hippo: Christocentrism or Theocentrism? By Basil Studer, trans. by Matthew J. O'Connell. (A Michael Glazier Book.) Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997. vii + 261 pp. $29.95 (paper). Basil...
The Legacy of the Tubingen School: The Relevance of Nineteenth-Century Theology for the Twenty-First Century / Ongoing Incarnation: Johann Adam Mohler and the Beginnings of Modern Ecclesiology
The Legacy of the Tibingen School: The Relevance of NineteenthCentury Theology for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Donald J. Dietrich and Michael J. Himes. New York: Crossroad, 1997. 221 pp. $24.95 (paper). Ongoing Incarnation: Johann Adam Mohler...
The Meaning of Lives: Biography, Autobiography, and the Spiritual Quest
The Meaning of Lives: Biography, Autobiography, and the Spiritual Quest. By Richard A. Hutch. London and Washington, D.C.: Cassell, 1997. xii + 225 pp. $79.50 (cloth). In The Meaning of Lives Richard Hutch claims provocatively that biography-stories...
Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition: Contemporary Challenges
Theological Education In The Catholic Tradition: Contemporary Challenges. Edited by Patrick W Carey and Earl C. Muller, S.J. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1997. 423 pp. $29.95 (paper). The title of this book is somewhat misleading to Protestants...
Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology
Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology. By Kathryn Tanner. Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997. xi + 196 pp. $15.00 (paper). Given the pervasive, yet often confused, state of culture talk in our society, Kathryn...
The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship
The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. By George Marsden. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 142 pp. $22.00 (cloth). Although George Marsden addresses himself primarily to other academics, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship...
The Parable of the Missing Church: A Lesson in Subtle Racism
Last year, there was extensive media coverage of a march and rally sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan in downtown Pittsburgh. Only a few dozen hooded Klansmen took part, but counter-demonstrators numbered in the thousands. The violence, hatred and virulent...
The Power of Prayer and the Mystery of Evil
I. Prayer in the Modern World Prayer is one of the most pervasive practices of the religious life. Although not all religions have creeds or dogmas, bishops or priests, sacraments, sermons, or even churches, all religions practice prayer. From elaborate...
The Resurrection of Jesus: New Considerations for Its Theological Interpretation
The Resurrection of Jesus: New Considerations for its Theological Interpretation. By Kenan B. Osborne. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1997. iii + 194 pp. $14.95 (paper). A good choice for an introductory course on the resurrection, or a resource for the...
Thomas Aquinas Theologian
Thomas Aquinas Theologian. By Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P. Notre Dame, IN and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997. vi + 302 pp. $36.00 (cloth); $16.95 (paper). In this book Thomas O'Meara seeks to redress the centuries-old error of over-emphasizing...
Upholding Mystery: An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Poetry
Upholding Mystery: An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Poetry. Edited by David Impastato. New York/ Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 369 pp. $25.00 (cloth). In this delightful volume, David Impastato has made selections from the works of fifteen...
Victorian Testaments: The Bible, Christology, and Literary Authority in Early Nineteenth-Century British Culture
Victorian Testaments: The Bible, Christology, and Literary Authority in Early Nineteenth-Century British Culture. By Sue Zemka. Stanford, CA.: Stanford University Press, 1997. ii + 279 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Victorian Testaments locates itself unequivocally...
Visible Unity and the Ministry of Oversight: The Second Theological Conference Held under the Meissen Agreement between the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Germany
Visible Unity and the Ministry of Oversight: The Second Theological Conference held under the Meissen Agreement between the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Germany. London: Church House Publishing, 1997. xi + 367 pp. 29.95. The historic...
When Faith Is Tested
When Faith is Tested. By Jeffry R. Zurheide. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997. 85 pp. $15.00 (paper). The publication of this book by Baptist pastor Jeffry Zurheide adds another rich contribution to the breadth of valuable material contained within...
William Reed Huntington Memorial Sermon
I am honored to have been asked to preach on this occasion when we call to mind the ecumenical vision of William Reed Huntington, sixth rector of this church, which is symbolized by the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1888. This document has become...
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