Anglican and Episcopal History

Published quarterly by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, Anglican and Episcopal History contains book reviews, society announcements, church reviews, and feature articles.

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 3, September

A Companion to Bede: A Reader's Commentary on "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People."
A Companion to Bede: A Reader's Commentary on "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People." By J. Robert Wright. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008, pp. x, 152, $25.00.)Students who have studied with J. Robert Wright at the General Theological...
A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom
A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom. By Mark Gregory Pegg. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, Pp. xxix, 288. $25.00.)Mark Gregory Pegg's writing style is appropriate to the drama and intrigue of the Albigensian...
Beauty and Hope at a Unique Liturgical Pot-Pourri: The Election and Installation of an Episcopal Bishop, with Ordination and Confirmation
Beauty and Hope at a Unique Liturgical Pot-Pourri: The Election and Installation of an Episcopal Bishop, with Ordination and Confirmation, Cove, Oregon, 23 May 2009The Episcopal diocese of Eastern Oregon, created in 1970 from a former missionary district,...
Britain, Hanover and the Protestant Interest, 1688-1756
Britain, Hanover and the Protestant Interest, 1688-1756. By Andrew C. Thompson. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2006, Pp. xii + 267, $85.00.)It has been some twenty-five years since Jonathan Clark first set his revisionist Tory cat...
Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557): Perspectives on Late Byzantine Art and Culture
Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557): Perspectives on Late Byzantine Art and Culture. Edited by Sarah T. Brooks. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2006, Pp. 680, $75.00.)This volume collects essays presented at a symposium...
Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians
Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians. By Kwok Pui-Lan, Don H. Compier, and Joerg Rieger. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007, Pp. xvii, 560. $32.00.)Most North Atlantic Christians today likely imagine notions of "empire"...
English Hypothetical Universalism: John Preston and the Softening of Reformed Theology
English Hypothetical Universalism: John Preston and the Softening of Reformed Theology. By Jonathan D. Moore. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2007, Pp. xx, 304. $36.00.)In this detailed study of one of the leading figures in early seventeenthcentury...
John Richardson Illingworth and Reason's Romance: The Idealist Apology in Late-Victorian England
Thus we are living in the present day under conditions which, without being visibly irreligious and therefore startling, yet weaken the practical hold of religion upon the majority of men with the result that the elementary truths of natural theology...
Law and Conscience: Catholicism in Early Modern England, 1570-1625
Law and Conscience: Catholicism in Early Modern England, 1570-1625. By Stefania Turino. (Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2007, Pp. xiii, 256. $ 99.95.)In ordinary circumstances a reviewer of a new scholarly study anticipates that some new information...
Modeling Principles of Church Growth: St. David's
Modeling Principles of Church Growth: St. David's, Austin, Texas, 26 October 2008Among Episcopal churches, St. David's in Austin, Texas, is unusually adept at hospitality, that is, attracting, welcoming, orienting, and including its Sunday morning visitors....
"More Catholic Than Protestant": Walter Marshall Horton and the Faith of Evangelical Catholicism
"Most Protestants do not stand as far from Rome as they are accustomed to think of themselves as standing," complained world religions professor Floyd Ross in 1950. Ross was frustrated by American theologians' unwillingness to adopt a more radical experimental...
New and Old: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New and Old: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New YorkThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, remains without question America's greatest historical museum. Drawing an annual attendance of well over...
Reformation and Religious Identity in Cambridge, 1590-1644
Reformation and Religious Identity in Cambridge, 1590-1644. By David M. Hoyle. The History of the University of Cambridge, Texts and Studies, Vol. 6. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2007, Pp. viii, 256. $105.00.)Historians have long...
Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England
Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England. By Robert G. Ingram. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2007, Pp. xvii, 288, $90.00.)Robert Ingram's excellent book is a foray into the...
Rowan's Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rowan's Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury. By Rupert Shortt. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008, Pp. xi, 465. $30.00.)Few authors are more qualified to write the biography of Rowan Williams, the current archbishop of Canterbury, than Rupert...
Society Announcements
Each year the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church awards the Nelson R. Burr Prize to the author of the most outstanding article in the last published volume of Anglican and Episcopal History. This prize honors the scholar whose two-volume A Critical...
Towards Further Convergence: Anglican and Old Catholic Ecclesiologies
Towards Further Convergence: Anglican and Old Catholic Ecclesiologies. Edited by Urs von Arx, Paul Avis, and Mattijs Ploeger. Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift Supplement. (Bern, Switzerland: Stanpfli Publikationen AG, 2006, Pp. 184. $27.00.)This...
Your Spirits Walk beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion
Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion. By Barbara Dianne Savage. (Cambridge: The Belknap Press, 2008, Pp. 368. $27.95.)"I do what pastors do," Jeremiah Wright told the National Press Club on 28 April 2008, and, referring to Barack...
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