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. 89, No. 2, Spring

A History of Preaching
A History of Preaching. By O. C. Edwards, Ir. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 2004. xix + 879 pp. $65.00 (cloth).A book review seems too small a genre for responding to this remarkable book by O. C. Edwards. Reverence is a more fitting term for describing...
Aquinas on Doctrine: A Critical Introduction
Aquinas on Doctrine: A Critical Introduction. Edited by Thomas Weinandy, Daniel Keating and John Yocum. London, U.K.: T & T Clark Ltd., 2004. xvii + 276 pp. $49.95 (paper).Pope Benedict XVI in his controversial speech at Regensberg University has...
Being with God: Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion
Being With God: Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion. By Aristotle Papanikolaou. South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006. 238 pp. $25.00 (paper).In this book, Aristode Papanikolaou compares the Trinitarian theologies of Vladimir...
Blindsided by God
Reconciliation is often presented as a moral issue, of the sort that is the option of the weak. In this presentation the desire for reconciliation is presented as a gift coming from a position of strength that is not in rivalry with us in our conflicts....
Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?
Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? By Nancey Murphy. Current Issues in Theology. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. x + 154 pp. $65.00 (cloth), $22.99 (paper).Though the dualist account of human nature-that human beings are...
Carol and Apology
This is my paean to the God of Prophecy,My song for the song of stars.But not to Apollo is my apology,My compliment to heavenly choirs.I sing of what was sung to the Prince of LightWho came to complement the earth.I sing of the shine that beckoned to...
Changing Light: A Novel
Changing Light: A Novel. By Nora Gallagher. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007. 240 pp. $22.00 (cloth).In her novel Changing Light Nora Gallagher sets out in a new literary direction. Long known as a writer of theologically reflective memoirs about life...
Christianity and Creation: The Essence of the Christian Faith and Its Future among Religions: A Systematic Theology
Christianity and Creation: The Essence of the Christian Faith and Its Future Among Religions: A Systematic Theology. By James P. Mackey. New York: Continuum, 2006. xix + 403 pp. $34.95 (paper).This remarkable and idiosyncratic book is the twelfth in...
Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India
Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India. By Eliza F. Kent. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. xii + 322 pp. $49.95 (cloth).At a time when Hindu nationalism has erupted into violence against Christian missionaries,...
Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do
Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do. Edited by Jennifer Harvey, Karen A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2004. 287pp. $30.00 (paper).Disrupting White Supremacy jknn Within addresses...
Editor's Notes
It is a privilege and an honor for the ATR to publish the major addresses from Trinity Institute's 2006 National Theological Conference on "The Anatomy of Reconciliation," along with two related works. It is also an honor and a privilege to have the...
First Peoples Theology Journal: A Journal Devoted to the Study and Expression of Indigenous Theology
First Peoples Theology Journal: A Journal Devoted to the Study and Expression of Indigenous Theology, vol. 4, no. 6 (June 2006). Pubfished by The Indigenous Theological Training Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., 2006. 120 pp. + DVD. $14.00 (paper).The Decade...
Flannery O'Connor's Sacramental Art
Flannery O'Connor's Sacramental Art. By Susan Srigley. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. 196 pp. $42.00 (cloth), $20.00 (paper).Flannery O'Connor attracts three kinds of readers: a first, pious group attracted to the elegance of...
God and Elizabeth Bishop: Meditations on Religion and Poetry
God and Elizabeth Bishop: Meditations on Religion and Poetry. By Cheryl Walker. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 157 pp. $45.00 (cloth).These meditations on religion and poetry are organized around Elizabeth Bishop and her work but not to the exclusion...
God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience
God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience. By David Brown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 448 pp. $35.00 (paper).David Brown, Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham, has posed another wonderful challenge...
God's Forgiveness and Ours: Memory of Interrogations, Interrogation of Memory
The author recounts his own experiences of protracted interrogations by the secret service in the former Yugoslavia to illustrate the challenges of remembering rightly wrongs endured. The challenge facing individuals and whole cultures is this: not just...
Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible
Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible. By Christopher Calderhead. Collegeville, Minn.: The Saint John's Bible / Liturgical Press, 2005. 218 pp. $39.95 (cloth).A reviewer of this book has three formidable challenges to meet: deciding...
Introduction
This issue of the Anglican Theological Review is a work of collaboration with Trinity Institute's 2006 annual conference titled "The Anatomy of Reconciliation." The two lead essays of this issue were presented at the conference and the third was presented...
Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics
Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. By Margaret A. Farley. New York: Continuum, 2006. xiii + 322 pp. $29.95 (cloth).Meeting the anticipation of at least ten years, Margaret Farley has published her book on sexual ethics and just love....
Listening toward Reconciliation: A Conversation Initiative in Today's Anglican Alienations
Reconciliation among differing groups in the Anglican Communion requires vulnerable conversation and attentive listening. In mid-2004, a group of US Episcopalians undertook such conversation with bishops and other leaders of the Anglican provinces of...
Mary, Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God. Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W Jenson. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. 123 pp. $16.00 (paper)."Mary's title as Mother of God has not fared well in Protestant Christianity" (p. vii). With...
On the Wings of the Morning: Two Islands, One Church
On the Wings of the Morning: Two Islands, One Church. By Richard B. Martin. Garden City, N.Y.: The Diocese of Long Island, 2006. xii + 193 pp. $19.95 (paper).Why is this an important book? Why are the recollections of a ninety-three year old bishop of...
Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks out on Homosexuality
Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks Out on Homosexuality. Edited by Terry Brown. New York: Church Publishing Company, 2006. ? + 341 pp. $25.00 (paper).It would be no news to readers of the Anglican Theological Review that the relationship...
Practical Theology and Qualitative Research
Practical Theology and Qualitative Research. By John Swinton and Harriet Mowat. London: SCM Press, 2006. 278 pp. $24.99 (paper).Those who believe in the power of the gospel to transform society will no doubt be inspired by Practical Theology and Qualitative...
Practicing Reconciliation: Love and Work
Because the psyche exists as unconscious and conscious kinds of mentation, we must include it if any gesture of reconciliation is to succeed. When we are grounded in awareness of psychic reality, a malignant chain of psychic causality can transform into...
Preaching and Teaching the Psalms
Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. By James L. Mays. Edited by Patrick D. Miller and Gene M. Tucker. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. 189 pp. $19.95 (paper).This book represents the best of James Mays's life of scholarly inquiry into...
The Eschatological Economy: Time and the Hospitality of God
The Eschatological Economy: Time and the Hospitality of God. By Douglas H. Knight. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006. xxi + 286 pp. $29.00 (paper).In The Eschatological Economy, Douglas Knight avoids the defensiveness...
The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church
The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church. By Shane Hipps. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2005. 176 pp. $18.99 (paper).In his 1980s bestseller, Megatrends, futurist John Nesbitt predicted that subsequent...
The Many Faces of the Worshipping Self: David Ford's Anglican Vision of Christian Transformation
This essay explores the substantive and methodological contours of David Ford's Self and Salvation, an imaginative re-visioning of Christian selfhood in the postmodern world. Ford fashions a model of Christian identity around the key images of "facing,"...
Understanding Matthew: The Early Christian Worldview of the First Gospel
Understanding Matthew: The Early Christian Worldview of the First Gospel. By Stephen Westerholm. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006. 160 pp. $16.99 (paper).In Understanding Matthew, Stephen Westerholm seeks to inspire his readers to become disciples...
Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel
Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel. By Robert Kysar. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2005. x + 339 pp. $29.95 (paper).Voyages with John is Robert Kysar's retrospective look over his methodological journey with this gospel. Kysar provides...
When the Bamboo Bends: Christ and Culture in Japan
When the Bamboo Bends: Christ and Culture in Japan. By Masao Takenaka. Risk Book Series. Geneva, Switzerland: WCC Publications, 2002. xiv + 72 pp. $8.50 (paper).This slender volume explores the interplay of Christian faith and Japanese culture in terms...
Wisdom and the Second Half of Life
Gleanings: Readings at the Intersection of Culture and FaithWisdom and the Second Half of Life Books discussedThe Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Older. By Elkhonon Goldberg. New York: Gotham Books, 2005. viii + 336...