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. 95, No. 1, Winter

Anglican Reflections on Justification by Faith
This article reexamines the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone in the light of traditional criticisms and misunderstandings, but also of recent developments such as agreed ecumenical statements and the "New Perspective" on Paul. Focusing...
Anglican Theology
Anglican Theology. By Mark Chapman. Doing Theology Series. London: T&T Clark International (Continuum), 2012. vii + 269 pp. $80.00 (cloth), $29.95 (paper).Disregard the King's advice to the White Rabbit. This is a book that Anglicans should read,...
A Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton
A Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton. By Rowan Williams. Louisville, Ky.: Fons Vitae, 2010. 96 pp. $19.95 (cloth).In A Silent Action, we find collected the fruit of four decades' worth of Rowan Williams's "engagements" with Thomas Merton....
Blind Men, an Elephant, and a King: The Problem of Soteriocentric Pluralism
The rise of immigration in the West has brought to the fore the issue about how the Christian church should relate to those in their midst of other faith traditions. The reigning paradigm in Western Christianity for interfaith relations has been pluralism,...
Builders of Community: Rethinking Ecclesiastical Ministry
Builders of Community: Rethinking Ecclesiastical Ministry. By José Ignacio González Fails. Translated by María Isabel Reyna. Revised by Liam Kelly. Miami, Fla.: Convivium Press, 2012. 176 pp. $14.95 (paper).José Ignacio González Faus is a Spanish Jesuit...
Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory
Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory. Edited by Kevin Taylor and Giles Waller. Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2011. 259 pp. $99.95 (cloth).This...
Editor's Notes
The theme of this issue of the Anglican Theological Review is salvation, a topic that co-editors Grant LeMarquand and George Sumner identified and then developed with a group of distinguished evangelical Anglican theologians. We are deeply grateful for...
Encountering the Jewish Future: With Wiesel, Buber, Heschel, Arendt, and Levinas
Encountenng the Jewish Future: With Wiesel, Buber, Heschel, Arendt, and Lévinas. By Marc H. Ellis. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2011. vii + 278 pp. $25.00 (paper).In this engaging, clear, and ultimately maddening book, Professor Marc H. Ellis...
Good Soil in Unlikely Places: Reflections on More Than Forty Years of Shared Ministry in an Alaskan Community
One of the most remarkable twentieth- and twenty-first-century histories of the changing shape of the Episcopal Church is the development of shared baptismal ministry. While much has been written about the scriptural, theological, liturgical, and pastoral...
Introduction
There is a Latin rhetorical device called praeteritio, in which the speaker opens by saying, "This is not an article about that blanketyblank Joe . . . ," in the hope that Joe would, thereafter, never leave the hearers' minds. Well, this is an edition...
John in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination
John in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination. By Thomas Gardner. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2011. 222 pp. $69.95 (cloth).Upon opening Thomas Gardners John in the Company of Poets, the reader encounters his dedication: "For...
Leading God's People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today
Leading God's People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today. By Christopher A. Beeley. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012. xi + 149 pp. $20.00 (paper), $9.99 (Kindle).This book raises a fundamental question for those of us within the Catholic (or catholic)...
On the Thirty-Nine Articles: Conversations with Tudor Christianity
On the Thirty-Nine Articles: Conversations with Tudor Christianity. By Oliver O'Donovan. Second edition. London: SCM Press, 2011. xiv + 160 pp. $30.00 (paper).This second edition of Oliver O'Donovan s 1985 work accounts for recent scholarship (such as...
Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis
Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Chnstian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis. By H. Paul Santmire. Theology and the Sciences Series. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2008. xvi + 311 pp. $25.00 (paper).Paul Santmire is a known writer in the area of ecological...
Safeguarded by Glory: Michael Ramsey's Ecclesiology and the Struggles of Contemporary Anglicanism
Safeguarded by Glory: Michael Ramsey's Ecclesiology and the Struggles of Contemporary Anglicanism. By Jared C. Cramer. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2010. xviii + 155 pp. $60.00 (cloth).Safeguarded by Glory is Jared C. Cramers exploration and application...
Salvation in the Thirty-Nine Articles
This article is a concise statement of salvation as found in the Thirty-Nine Articles and the Bible. After a statement as to the inherent and ecumenical significance of the theme, the term "salvation" is defined and the central events of salvation in...
The Costs of Victory
Books Discussed:Borderlands of Theology: And Other Essays by Donald MacKinnon. Edited by George W. Roberts and Donovan E. Smucker. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011 [1968].The Problem of Metaphysics by Donald MacKinnon. Reprint....
The Eucharistic Communion and the World
The Eucharistie Communion and the World. By John D. Zizioulas. Edited by Luke Ben Talion. London: T&T Clark, 2011. xv + 186 pp. $130 (cloth), $34.95 (paper).John Zizioulas is one of the most important ecumenical figures of contemporary Orthodox theology....
The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation
The Eucharistie Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation. By Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson. A Pueblo Book. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2012. xvi + 368 pp. $39.95 (paper).Since the liturgical revisions of the 1970s and 1980s,...
The Forgiveness of Sins and the Work of Christ: A Case for Substitutionary Atonement
The doctrine of substitutionary atonement has been called into question by many, chief among them Immanuel Kant, who denies there can be justice in the innocent dying for the guilty. When Kant's objection is examined, however, the shortcomings of the...
"The Hell You Say": Salvation and the Final Judgment
The doctrine of soteriology implies some view of eschatology. If we are to be saved, from what are we to be saved? The traditional answer is that those who are not saved have Hell as their destiny. There is, of course, a spectrum of views on the nature...
The Person and Work of Christ Revisited: In Conversation with Karl Barth
The person of Christ is often equated with his saving work. The problem in immediately identifying Christ's person with his work, I argue, is that it shortchanges what the biblical testimony demands: an account of Jesus Christ as the underlying basis...
The Potential of Cathedrals
Cathedrals are growing in the twenty-first century, in terms of both worshippers and general visitors, as statistics and reports over the last few years have confirmed. The number of people attending services at Anglican cathedrals in England went up...
The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment
The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. By Eric O. Jacobsen. Cultural Exegesis Series. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2012. 304 pp. $22.99 (paper).Careful consideration of the built environment has grown over the last...
The Spiritual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity
The Spintual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity. Edited by Paul L. Gavrilyuk and Sarah Coakley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xix + 316 pp. $99.00 (cloth).This exceptional collection of essays will be of interest to a broad...
Weak Devotions: Poems
Weak Devotions: Poems. By Luke Hankins. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock, 2011. 70 pp. $12.00 (paper).Luke Hankins belongs to a group of contemporary American poets - among them Franz Wright, Morri Creech, and Ashley Anna McHugh - for whom writing is devotional...
Why Anselm Still Matters
The doctrine of the atonement once more has become a point of contention, not only for revisionists but among evangelicals as well. This challenge is an opportunity to hear the tradition anew. In this article the author suggests that a careful reading...
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