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. 98, No. 1, Winter

Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance
Bonhoeffer s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance. By Reggie L. Williams. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2014. xii + 184 pp. $39.95 (paper).Bonhoeffer s Black Jesus is, currently, the only book-length study of Bonhoeffer...
Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship
Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship. Edited by Laurel Dykstra. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013. 164 pp. $21.00 (paper).Bury the Dead is the latest editorial volume of author and communitybased scholar...
Class Matters
I must admit I am not happy about the continuing relevance of my book, Nickel and Dimed, which was published fourteen years ago, in 2001.1 didn't expect that book to change the world. That's not how the world changes. But I did expect that the kind of...
Closing the Gap: A Social Imaginary for the Common Good
A rising tide may lift all boats, but that is little solace if you don't own one. Wealth may trickle down, but how much liquidity does it take at the top to produce one drop at the bottom? The platitudes that promise widespread gain from a growing economy...
Co-Creating Common Good: Diocesan Collaboration in the Mission of God
What is the role and function of the church, as an institutional ecclesial body, in addressing economic inequalities in the United States, or in the world? For those of us who identify as Episcopalians the question might be: What is the vocation of a...
Dazzling Bodies: Rethinking Spirituality and Community Formation
Dazzling Bodies: Rethinking Spirituality and Community Formation. By Richard Valantasis. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2014. xviii +110 pp. $16.00 (paper).Dazzling Bodies is a book about many topics-spirituality, formation, communication, power, preaching,...
Does Inequality Really Matter?
There is a great temptation to deal with the issues of inequality either in terms of economics alone or in a polemical style that simply dwells on the bad effects of inequality-as if that solves the problem. Instead, I want to start by seeking to address...
Editors' Notes
Anglicans have consistently celebrated the via media (middle way). Historically, this referred to its origins, which carved out conciliation between Reformed Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. Theologically, this led to the pathway of mediatory truth....
From Nothing: A Theology of Creation
From Nothing: A Theology of Creation. By Ian A. McFarland. Louis- ville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. xvii + 212 pp. $35.00 (paper).Recent years have seen a renewed interest in, and focus on, the role of the doctrine of creation within systematic...
God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter
God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter. Edited by Greg Pennoyer and Gregory Wolfe. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2014. xvi + 206 pp. $29.99 (cloth).Following on the success of God with Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas,...
God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'On the Trinity.'
God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'On the Trinity.' By Sarah Coakley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xxi + 384 pp. $29.99 (paper).The foundation of Sarah Coakley's "unsystematic systematics" (p. 60) is contemplative prayer. In this...
Good News: A Scriptural Path to Reconciliation
Good News: A Scriptural Path to Reconciliation. By Steven Charleston. Cincinnati, Ohio: Forward Movement, 2014. 62 pp. $4.00 (paper).Good News, Steven Charleston's guide to reconciliation for groups experiencing conflict, is brief. In fact, it is exactly...
Hospital Visitation
We went there, Thérèse and I, in the summer heat-Hariri's hospital-on theother side of the great stadium from the charged Airport Road.We brought biscuits in a merry tin for Noha, mother-in-law's sister, a sweet tastefor one who lies drenched in pain...
Inequality and Finance-Dominated Capitalism: Recommendations for Further Reading
Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street. By Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2014. 396 pp. $35.00 (paper).The New Way of the World: On Neoliberal Society. By Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval....
Is Plutocracy Sinful?
A confounding feature of economic inequality is that it seems to generate, almost as if by its own genius, political structures and cultural ideas that intensify the dynamics that produce it. Even as the concentration of wealth narrows, with ever more...
Outside the Wire: American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan
Outside the Wire: American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan. Ed- ited by Christine Dumaine Leche. Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2013. 144 pp. $14.00 (paper).There are many reflective writings on America's two longest wars in Iraq...
Postcolonial Theology of Religions: Particularity and Pluralism in World Christianity
Postcolonial Theology of Religions: Particularity and Pluralism in World Christianity. By Jenny Daggers. New York: Routledge, 2013.,x + 236 pp. $44.95 (paper).Postcolonial critique has been constructively applied to an increasing number of theological...
Preface
This issue of the Anglican Theological Review is an expansion of the 2015 Trinity Institute, with its theme of "Creating Common Good." The conference generated powerful engagement at Trinity Church and online. Taken together, this issue and the conference...
Resurrection and Moral Imagination
Resurrection and Moral Imagination. By Sarah Bachelard. Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology. Dorchester, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 220 pp. $109.95 (cloth).Resurrection and Moral Imagination presents a compelling and nuanced account...
Richard Hooker, of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity: A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling/Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of 'Anglicanism'
Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity: A Critical Edition with Modern Spelling. Edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Three volumes, cxiv + 1100 pp. $450.00 (cloth).Richard Hooker and the Vision of God:...
Silence: A User's Guide. Volume I: Process
Silence: A User's Guide. Volume I: Process. By Maggie Ross. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2014. xiii + 233 pp. $28.00 (paper).Rowan Williams's foreword to this book refers to it as "the work of one of the most independent and ruthlessly realistic religious...
Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems of Scott Cairns
Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems of Scott Cairns. By Scott Cairns. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2015. 360 pp. $39.00 (paper).Scott Cairns has been an important Christian poet for thirty years. Beginning with Theology of Doubt, his reticent, likeable...
Songs My Grandma Sang
Songs My Grandma Sang. By Michael B. Curry. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015. xi + 131 pp. $18.00 (paper).There is a power in sharing faith through the love of music and beloved songs. Tunes, rhythms, and words can transport the weary soul to places...
Soteriology, Debt, and Faithful Witness: Four Theses for a Political Theology of Economic Democracy
How might we cultivate theological visions of a just and generous common life in which the flourishing of each is recognized as interdependent with the flourishing of all? This question is perennially before the church. However, amid rising material...
The AGAPE Economy: The Church's Call to Action
IntroductionAt a family reunion a grandfather tells a story: A grandchild questions his grandfather about many things, people, and places. To every question comes the answer, "I am so sorry, I don't know the answer." After about an hour, the grandson...
The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece
The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece. By David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu. London: Penguin Books, 2014. 216 pp. $26.99 (cloth).The Greek word austeros is found once in the Gospels in the Parable of the Talents....
The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It. By Timothy Noah. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012. v + 276 pp. $16.00 (paper).This book elegantly traces the history, economics, and ethos of income inequality in...
The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith
The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith. By Adam L. Bond. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2013. xi + 247 pp. $29.00 (paper).In this timely book, Adam Bond acquaints the reader with the Reverend Samuel DeWitt Proctor, African...
Theology and the End of Doctrine
Theology and the End of Doctrine. By Christine Helmer. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. xvi + 196 pp. $35.00 (paper).Christine Helmer has written a book that marks a critical turning point in postliberal theology. To give some background,...
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future/The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do about Them
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. By Joseph E. Stiglitz. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.523 pp. $27.95 (cloth); $16.95 (paper).The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. By...
The Spirit and the Subprime: Race, Risk, and Our Common Dispossession
The United States' dream of the common good is often centered around the ownership of property. The purchase of a home, multi-use real estate, or land is often one of the primary ways the American dream of equal opportunity for prosperity is articulated....
The Struggle for Human Dignity in a Consumer-Oriented Culture
Economics as a Theological CategorySociologist Don Slater has written, "Because consumer culture is about how we collectively handle the relation between social order and the intimate spheres in which people come to define who they are, what they want...
The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming
The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming. By Celia Deane-Drummond. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, xii + 346 pp. $35.00 (paper).This is a remarkably comprehensive journey by one of the major scholars of the contemporary...
This Moment Is Gone
This Moment Is Gone. By George Goode. New York; McNally Jackson, 2014. 72 pp. $15.00 (paper).George Goode is a poet who has stepped into the Heraclitian stream one too many times. In his first collection of poems, This Moment Is Gone, Goode probes the...
Unbelievable: Why We Believe and Why We Don't
Unbelievable: Why We Believe and Why We Don't. By Graham Ward. London: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2014. x + 246 pp. $32.00 (cloth).In 1787 the German philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi wrote one of the very first responses to Kant's Critique of Pure...
What Can We Do about Economic Inequality?
Over the last few days of this conference, we have heard a great deal about the growth of inequality and its insidious impacts. Inequal- ity is a nasty disease and evidence of that nastiness mounts, year by year. And yet we must respond forcefully and...
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