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. 97, No. 4, Fall

A Dog's History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans
A Dogs History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans. By Laura Hobgood-Oster. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2014. vii + 188 pp. $29.95 (cloth).Many of us have had our lives made more enjoyable, more fulfilling, and more whole with...
Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective
Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. By Andrew B. McGowan. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2014. xiv + 298 pp. $34.99 (cloth).Anglicans have been at the forefront of liturgical scholarship...
Aquinas on Israel and the Church: The Question of Supersessionism in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas on Israel and the Church: The Question of Supersessionism in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas. By Matthew A. Tapie. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2014. xiv + 198 pp. $24.00 (paper).In this well-researched and thoughtful book, Matthew Tapie...
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary Together with Sellic Spell
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary together with Sellic Spell. By J. R. R. Tolkien. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. vii + 425 pp. $28.00 (cloth).In his foundational essay, "Beowulf: The Monsters and the...
Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism/What Christians Can Learn from Other Religions
Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism. By Michael Kinnamon. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. 167 pp. $24.00 (paper).andWhat Christians Can Learn from Other Religions. By J. Philip Wogaman. Louisville,...
Commentary on the Sentences: Philosophy of God. Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XVI
Commentary on the Sentences: Philosophy of God. Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XVI. Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series. Translation, introduction, and notes by R. E. Houser and Timothy B. Noone. Saint Bonaventure, N.Y.: The Franciscan Institute,...
Conversations with Scripture: Romans
Conversations with Scripture: Romans. By Jay Sidebotham. Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015. xiv + 126 pp. $18.00 (paper).While Jay Sidebotham acknowledges the historical significance of the encounters...
Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation
Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconcili- ation. By Jennifer Harvey. Prophetic Christianity series. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. 262 pp. $25.00 (paper).Jennifer Harvey approaches faith-based work against...
Editor's Notes
Both subscribers and occasional readers of the ATR alike will probably have noticed over the years that a number of issues of this journal are thematic, seeking to approach a single topic from a variety of perspectives and methods of study. Other issues-like...
Eucharist and Globalization: Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality
Eucharist and Globalization: Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality. By Claudio Carvalhaes. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2013. x + 330 pp. $37.00 (paper).It is only by chance that I have been asked to write this review of Eucharist...
Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha/Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament
Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha. Edited by Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew J. M. Coomber. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2014. xxiii +1118 pp. $70.00 (cloth).andFortress Commentary on the Bible: The...
Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit
Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit. By Ben Quash. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014. xiv + 317 pp. $34.95 (paper).God is revealed in Jesus Christ. This is an elemental Christian conviction. Many other theological statements...
God's Love through the Spirit: The Holy Spirit in Thomas Aquinas and John Wesley
God's Love Through the Spirit: The Holy Spirit in Thomas Aquinas and John Wesley. Kenneth M. Loyer. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2014. xv + 295 pp. $65.00 (doth).As one might guess from the title, Kenneth Loyer brings together...
Governance Egalitarianism in Jesus' Teaching
IntroductionIt has been claimed that Jesus sought to construct a community or church of equals. By this is meant a "democratic decision-making assembly of equals," as counterposed to "the structures of domination and exclusion that are institutionalized...
Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction
Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction. By Nicholas M. Healy. Interventions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. ix + 144 pp. $23.00 (paper).One of the central aims of the work of Stanley Hauerwas has been to combat the tendency of modern...
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. Volume 2 of Cultural Liturgies. By James K. A. Smith. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2013. xx + 198 pp. $22.99 (paper).Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, the first volume...
Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew
Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew. Edited by Daniel S. Brown, Jr. Kansas City, Mo.: Rockhurst University Press, 2013. 160 pp. $30.00 (paper).Although there are a growing number of titles which focus on the subject of interfaith...
I Scrape the Window of Nothingness: New and Selected Poems
I Scrape the Window of Nothingness: New and Selected Poems. By Stella Vinitchi Radulescu. Asheville, N.C.: Orison Books, 2015. 227 pp. $30.00 (cloth).I Scrape the Window of Nothingness wears its title not to appeal, but to intrigue. With ragged letters...
John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity
John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity. By Geordan Hammond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xvii + 237 pp. $85.00 (cloth).John Wesleys 1730s sojourn in Georgia ended badly: he fled the colony less than two years after arriving,...
Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem
Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem. By Christopher J. Insole. Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xiv + 264 pp. $125.00 (cloth).In this clear and well-organized volume,...
Kingdoms of God
Kingdoms of God. By Kevin Hart. Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2014. ix + 326 pp. $60.00 (cloth).In Kingdoms of God, Kevin Hart presents a collection of thirteen essays (some of which have been...
Living Justification: A Historical-Theological Study of the Reformed Doctrine of Justification in the Writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and N.T Wright
Living Justification: A Historical-Theological Study of the Reformed Doctrine of Justification in the Writings ofJohn Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and N.T. Wright. By Jonathan R. Huggins. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2013. vii + 236 pp. $27.00 (paper).In...
Making Good: Creation, Creativity, and Artistry
Making Good: Creation, Creativity, and Artistry. By Trevor Hart. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2014.368 pp. $69.95 (cloth).This is the kind of book that stays with you, draws you back for rereading, and deepens the resonances of daily life. The...
Minding the Gap: Building Partnerships across Difference
In a world tom apart with anger, hatred, and conflict, we have the privilege of being living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.-Brother David Viyhof, SSJEFor the past decade our attention has been consistently drawn to...
Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission: Gathering as God's People, Going out in God's Name
Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission: Gathering as God's People, Going Out in God's Name. By Ruth A. Meyers. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. xiv + 242 pp. $26.00 (paper).This work is a worthy addition to the growing Liturgical Studies...
Nurturing Different Dreams: Youth Ministry across Lines of Difference
Nurturing Different Dreams: Youth Ministry across Lines of Difference. By Katherine Turpin and Anne Carter Walker. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2014. x + 140 pp. $18.00 (paper).As a missioner for young people in the Episcopal Church, my shelves...
See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity. By Amy Frykholm. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 2011. xiv + 184 pp. $20.00 (paper)."Augustine speculated wistfully about the time before the Fall in Eden, when Adam and Eve's private parts...
Semiotics and Daniel Hardy's Eucharistic Theology
The eucharist, without doubt, was important in Daniel Hardys ecclesiology. In Wording a Radiance he describes the eucharist as "the defining measure of the church." According to Hardy, the eucharist is the "practical activity which founds church society"...
Spiritual Guidance across Religions: A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions
Spiritual Guidance across Religions: A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions. Edited by John R. Mabry. Woodstock, Vt.: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2014. 384 pp. $50.00 (cloth).John...
The American Context of Ministry: An Exploration with Daniel W. Hardy
One of Anglican theologian Daniel W. Hardys continual occupations was with God's ways with the world, and particularly with the human creature in God. In order to do justice to this topic, he adopted a very distinct style of writing and speaking. He...
The Bible Challenge and Why It Matters
The Bible Challenge offers individuals, churches, cathedrals, schools, and dioceses an easy way to read through the entire Bible in a year. Participants read three chapters of the Old Testament, one psalm, and a chapter of the New Testament each day....
The Defiant Ringmaster: Lessons in Christian Leadership from William Stringfellow
It is unusual, in my experience, for students to leave the London School of Economics (LSE) less ambitious and career-oriented than when they arrived. But this was clearly the experience of a young American who spent a year of graduate study at the School...
The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language
The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language. By Rowan Williams. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. xiii + 204 pp. $34.00 (cloth).The Edge of Words is Rowan Williams's first major book since leaving his role as Archbishop of Canterbury, and is a revision...
The Gifting of Responsibility: Learning How to Persist with the Ecclesial Task in the World
IntroductionOn June 17, 2014, Canon Nicholas Sagovsky hosted an Open Anglicanism Study Day at Roehampton University. The aim was to interrogate and reflect on the work of theologian Daniel W. Hardy from the perspective of those seeking to practice what...
The Jewish Study Bible
The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition. Edited by Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxv' + 2,309 pp. $45.00 (cloth).Editors Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler have revisited The Jewish Study Bible published...
Who Is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, for Us, Today? A Survey of Recent Studies of Bonhoeffer
Who Is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, for Us, Today? A Survey of Recent Studies of BonhoefferBooks Reviewed:Politics in Friendship: A Theological Account. By Guido de Graaff. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014. 240 pp. $104.00 (cloth).Bonhoeffers Theological...
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