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. 94, No. 4, Fall

Anglican Ethics and Moral Traditioning
Three articles in this issue of the Anglican Theological Review and two articles in the Spring 2012 issue are the result of a two-year project by five scholars on the archeology of Anglican ethics as a practice of "traditioning": passing on Christian...
Anglicanism and Social Theology
Our Anglican heritage has deep roots in pre-Reformation English Christianity. In the following, I identify four major pre-Reformation contributions to this tradition of social theology. The first is the care for place evident in the liturgical advice...
Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church: Reflections on Recent Developments
Anglicans and the Roman Catholic Church: Reflections on Recent Developments. Edited by Stephen E. Cavanaugh. San Francisco, Calif.: Ignatius Press, 2011. xv + 255 pp., including index. $18.95 (paper).The Pastoral Provision, an important predecessor to...
Anglican Vintage, Values, and Virtues with Vitality
What is Anglicanism? Forrest Gump would readily respond that Anglicanism is what Anglicanism does! But Forrest Gump is not Anglican, so what is Anglicanism for those who are indeed Anglicans? Perhaps the simplest answer is that Anglicanism means different...
Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era
Are You Ahne Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era. By Susan E. Schreiner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 499 pp. $74.00 (cloth).The "desire for certitude," especially in religious matters, and the "recurring fear of deception"...
Christianity Is All for Practice1
As a theologian and ethicist, and as a teacher, I greatly appreciate the collection of essays and review articles in these two issues of the Anglican Theological Review. Together they provide as comprehensive a picture of Anglican moral theology as could...
Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships
Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships. Edited by Philip A. Cunningham, Joseph Sievers, Mary C. Boys, Hans Hermann Henrix, and Jesper Svartvik. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2011. 338...
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
Desinng the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. By James K. A. Smith. Cultural Liturgies series, vol. 1. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2009. 238 pp. $21.99 (paper).It may be an understatement to say that Anglicans do not look...
Editor's Notes
This is the second of two 2012 issues of the ATR focusing on Anglican moral theology. In the Spring 2012 issue, Jeffrey P. Greenman considered the moral vision of Anglican Evangelicalism, in which Scripture is central and preaching is a high priority....
Ethics from the Other Side: Postcolonial, Lay, and Feminist Contributions to Anglican Ethics
As part of the senes of articles on Anglican contributions to ethics, this essay points to some of the counter-narratives to historical abuses of power that are offered by postcolonial, lay, and feminist schohrs. To do this, we must be willing to live...
Finding Inspiration
Finding inspiration for theological reflection and the practice of ministry is all in a day's work for clergy and lay leaders. As a parish priest and now a seminary professor, I am a constant scavenger for sources, always searching for ways to enrich...
Gathering at God's Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith
Gathering at God's Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith. By Katharine Jefferts Schon. Woodstock, Vt: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2012. xxvi + 218 pp. $21.99 (cloth).Every serious church leader now knows that the internal task of church...
Long Lens: New and Selected Poems
Long Lens: New and Selected Poems. By Peter Makuck. Rochester, N.Y.: BOA Editions, 2010. 182 pp. $19.00 (paper).Like photographs taken with a cameras telephoto lens, Peter Makuck's Long Lens ranges over scenes from his past forty years: from his hometown...
National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-1928
National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-1928. By John Maiden. Studies in Modern British Religious History, volume 21. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2009. xii + 210 pp. $90.00 (cloth).John Maidens monograph is the first full-length...
Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly
Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly. By Andrew Atherstone. Studies in Evangelical History and Thought. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2007. xvi + 333 pp. $36.99 (paper).Oxford's Protestant Spy is a fine piece of scholarship...
Political Theology: An Introduction
Political Theology: An Introduction. By Michael Kirwan. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2009. xvi + 221 pp. $22.00 (paper).The practice of social criticism, Michael Walzer has said, is unavoidably elitist. No matter how democratic a given vision...
Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting Parallel Universities
Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting Parallel Universities. Edited by Michael D. Waggoner. New York: Routledge, 2011. xiv + 258 pp. $44.95 (paper).With the (supposedly) desacralizing effects of higher education (back) on the political...
Saint Sinatra and Other Poems
Saint Sinatra and Other Poems. By Angela Alaimo O'Donnell. Cincinnati, Ohio: Word Press, 2011. 100 pp. $19.00 (paper).In a recent review of William A. Dyrness s Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life in the ATR's Winter 2012 issue, the...
Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations
Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations. By Karen A. McClintock. Herndon, Va.: Alban Institute, 2012. 194 pp. $18.00 (paper).Karen McClintock has written a profound and very readable book on the effect of shame in the lives of individuals and congregations...
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662. Edited by Brian Cummings. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. lxxiv + 821 pp. $29.95 (cloth).To coincide with the semiseptcentennial of "the" Book of Common Prayer - the English version...
The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis
The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. Edited by Robert MacSwain and Michael Ward. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xx + 326 pp. $95.00 (cloth); $31.00 (paper).As the introductory essay notes, the Cambridge Companions to Religion series...
The Godly Discipline of the Primitive Church
IntroductionThe twentieth century saw a remarkable flourishing of ecumenical dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics on the international level, and agreement on many matters long held to be disputed. In the midst of agreement, however, differing...
The Gospel of Inconvenience in Agora and Ecclesia
When the gospel of familiar comfort meets the gospel of inconvenience, what happens to us? How do we respond?Say an urbanized clergyperson and his or her urbanized family fall head-over-heels in love with a congregation in a place that's outside their...
The Moral Theology or Casuistic Tradition
This article begins with an autobiographical section reporting on the author's intellectual trajectory as an ambivalent and developing casuist. Smith then goes on to discuss characterizations of the Anglican moral theology tradition of casuistry and...
Theology as Counsel: The Work of Oliver O'Donovan and Nigel Biggar
In his Memoirs, the French political thinker Raymond Aron recounts a significant episode that occurred when he was a precocious young graduate of France's preeminent École Normale Supérieure. Deeply interested in foreign affairs, Aron, the phenomenon...
The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity
The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity. By Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2011. xvi + 222 pp. $29.95 (paper).This brief volume serves as a summary of the recent and sometimes controversial...
The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation
Maxwell E. Johnson, The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation. Revised and expanded edition. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2007. xxiv + 487 pp. $49.95 (paper).With his recently published book The Eucharistie Liturgies...
The Sacrifice of Jesus: Understanding Atonement Biblically
The Sacrifice of Jesus: Understanding Atonement Biblically. By Christian A. Eberhart. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2011. ? + 170 pp. $9.99 (paper).According to Christian Eberhart, the accepted doctrines of the atonement are received with dismay...
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