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. 3, Summer

Barack Obama and the Habit of Hope
Books Reviewed:The Irony of Barack Obama: Barack Obama, Reinhold Niebuhr, and the Problem of Christian Statecraft. By R. Ward Holder and Peter B. Josephson. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2012. 232 pp. $119.95 (cloth).Reading Obama: Dreams,...
Between Magisterium and Marketplace: A Constructive Account of Theology and the Church
Between Magisterium and Marketplace: A Constructive Account of Theology and the Church. By Robert C. Saler. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2014. ix + 192 pages. $49.00 (cloth)."By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this...
Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry
Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry. By Ellen F. Davis. Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church series. Louisville Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2014. xiii + 283 pp. $35.00 (cloth).Westminster...
Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration
Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration. Mark Adams, Minerva G. Carcaño, Gerald Kicanas, Kirk Smith, and Stephen Talmage. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2013. 125 pp. $18.00 (paper).In 20071 took a group of Episcopalians on a...
Celebrating Liturgical Time: Days, Weeks, and Seasons
Celebrating Liturgical Time: Days, Weeks, and Seasons. By J. Neil Alexander. New York: Church Publishing, 2014. viii + 160 pp. $20.00 (paper).This third and most recent installment in Church Publishing's Celebrating series of ceremonial guides focuses...
Christianity and World Religions: The Contributions of Barth and Tillich
One of the regularly recurring issues for Christian theology is to work out the self-understanding of Christianity vis-à-vis other major religious traditions, which involves coming to terms with the relation of any religion to the ultimate reality that...
Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit
Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit. By Troels Engberg-Pedersen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xv + 287 pp. $51.00 (paper).There is immense power in simple ideas. Troels Engberg-Pedersen's investigation is built on...
Denkmal
At the Holocaust memorial in Berlin: "Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas"If you walk through hereOn your way somewhere elseYou will find your waySuddenly narrowedHemmed around by rows of marble slabsPillars Monuments DenkmälerFor the Jews of EuropeMurdered...
Eclipse of Grace: Divine and Human Action in Hegel
Eclipse of Grace: Divine and Human Action in Hegel. By Nicholas Adams. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. xx + 240 pp. $106.95 (cloth)."Hegel has a tendency to make thinkers work harder," Nicholas Adams notes, "often with happy results" (p. xix). Adams's...
Editor's Notes
The articles and book reviews in this issue of the ATR cover a wide range of topics. One thread running through the major articles is the challenges and gifts of cross-cultural difference and conflict. The issue opens with Ross Kanes postcolonial examination...
Embodiment and Sacrifice in J. M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello
1. Introduction: Neither Fish nor FowlA recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature and other prestigious awards, J. M. Coetzee has written novels, fictionalized biographies, and essays. Coetzee s early writings reflected his context as a dissident writer...
Female Images of God in Christian Worship: In the Spirituality of TongSungGiDo of the Korean Church
Female Images of God in Christian Worship: In the Spirituality of TongSungGiDo of the Korean Church. By Myungsil Kim. New York: Peter Lang, 2014. viii + 139 pp. $75.95 (cloth).Female Images of God in Christian Worship seeks to address a destructive lack...
Floyd County, Kentucky
No lintel to speak of,but a chicken wire screendoor hinged on twelve-inchblock and lattice, jittering,wind chimes knelling,each time a charge grunts-off-thunder rumbling the hollows.The masonry had been sound;shock split the seams: gashesof mortar where...
Friends in God: A Foundational Motif in Classical Reflections on the Divine Economy
"There is something peculiarly 'modem' in the question of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and how one might think about politics." So observed, quite recently, Frederick C. Bauerschmidt, in the Oxford Handbook of the Trinity; and...
Generous Ecclesiology: Church, World and the Kingdom of God
Generous Ecclesiology: Church, World and the Kingdom of God. Edited by Julie Gittoes, Brutus Green, and James Heard. London: SCM Press, 2013. x + 180 pp. $35.00 (paper).However controversial discussions of "growth" might be in relation to the church,...
Illusions of Freedom: Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and the Human Condition/Returning to Reality: Thomas Mertons' Wisdom for a Technological World
Illusions of Freedom: Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and the Human Condition. By Jeffrey M. Shaw. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2014. xiv + 193 pp. $23.00 (paper).andReturning to Reality: Thomas Merton's Wisdom for a Technological...
Late Morning, Lake Tahoe: August 6, 2014
The Feast of the TransfigurationThe Death of Hiroshima, 1945To David, on his 21st birthdayOld basketballed shins don't bark. They bray.They guffaw. They ramshackle. No, that'sknees. Each footfall, foot after fall, a hurt,each hurt a-surprising-benediction.Surprising...
More Lessons from Unlikely Sources: When a Market Researcher and a Megachurch Meet the Episcopal Church
Q: What is the mission of the Church?A: The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.Q: How does the Church pursue its mission?A: The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the...
New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves
New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves. By John Newton. Harrisburg, Pa.: Morehouse Publishing, 2014.196 pp. $19.00 (paper).In American Grace, Robert Putnam and David Campbell describe religious "nones," among whom are the "spiritual but...
Night Bus to the Afterlife
Night Bus to the Afterlife. By Peter Cooley. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014. 68 pp. $15.95 (paper).Night Bus to the Afterlife is Peter Cooley s ninth book of poetry, all published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. His latest...
Peter's Fish
"Go to the sea and drop a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me and for you. "-Matthew 17:22-27Having seen him step across the unsteadysurface in a storm;...
Reformed Virtue after Barth: Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition
Reformed Virtue After Barth: Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition. By Kirk J. Nolan. Columbia Series in Reformed Theology. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. xiii + 192 pp. $30.00 (cloth).Since the publication of...
Rehearsing God's Just Kingdom: The Eucharistic Vision of Mark Searle
Rehearsing God's Just Kingdom: The Eucharistic Vision of Mark Searle. By Stephen S. Wilbricht. A Pueblo Book. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2013. xiv + 240 pp. $29.95 (paper).Stephen Wilbricht provides an excellent entryway into Mark Searles...
Rightwiseness and Justice, a Tale of Translation
"It is no surprise, then, that most English-speaking people think that the New Testament does not say much about justice; the Bibles they read do not say much about justice. "lThis is a remarkable statement, not because it is false (it is not), but because...
Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession
Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession. By Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. xvii + 158 pp. $15.00 (paper).This book, in its first incarnation, was written by Samuel Wells, a Professor...
Slant
slant's the charge in Parable's grenade; the wackywisdom known to clowns and prophets who cansnatch a glimpse of Life beyond Death's stranglehold,and dare proclaim the Emperor has no clothesslant's the foil to one-eyed seeing, that perceivesthe markers...
The Disciples' Call: Theologies of Vocation from Scripture to the Present Day
The Disciples' Call: Theologies of Vocation from Scripture to the Present Day. Edited by Christopher Jamison osb. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014. viii + 247 pp. $24.95 (paper).While almost all mainline churches in North America and Western...
The Legacy of Black Prophetic Moments: Dynastic Monuments versus Dynamic Movements
The twentieth century was indeed dominated by many surges in progressive science, productive technology, and the soaring heights of the creative and artful human imagination. But it was also desecrated by waves of incalculable conflict, and painfully...
The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane
The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane. By Christopher Partridge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 356 pp. $24.95 (paper).Until recently the idea that religion and popular music shared common ground would have been largely...
Tragedies of Communion: Seeking Reconciliation amid Colonial Legacies
In recent decades, one refrain in support of same-sex relationships within the Episcopal Church has been a concern to avoid mistakes of the past. Specifically, many narrate support for same-sex relationships referring back to Americas racial history...
Uncollected Poems
Uncollected Poems. By R. S. Thomas. Edited by Tony Brown and Jason Walford Davies. Tarset, Northumberland, U.K.: Bloodaxe Books, 2013. 192 pp. $22.95 (paper).R. S. Thomas (1913-2000), from his student days almost to the day he died, wrote richly descriptive...
William Stringfellow: Essential Writings
William Stringfellow: Essential Writings. Selected with an Introduction by Bill Wylie-Kellermann. Modem Spiritual Masters Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2013. 256 pp. $22.00 (paper).Surprisingly little has been published about William Stringfeilow...
With Joyful Acceptance, Maybe: Developing a Contemporary Theology of Suffering in Conversation with Five Christian Thinkers: Gregory the Great, Julian of Norwich, Jeremy Taylor, C. S. Lewis, and Ivone Gebara
With Joyful Acceptance, Maybe: Developing a Contemporary Theology of Suffering in Conversation with Five Christian Thinkers: Gregory the Great, Julian of Norwich, Jeremy Taylor, C. S. Lewis, and Ivone Gebara. By Molly Field James. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf...
Without Apology: Sermons for Christ's Church
Without Apology: Sermons for Christ's Church. By Stanley Hauerwas. New York: Seabury Books, 2013. 208 pp. $18.00 (paper).In his Without Apology: Sermons for Christ's Church, we find renowned theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas in an unusual, yet familiar...
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