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. 77, No. 4, December

Charles Wesley, A Biography/Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy
Charles Wesley, A Biography. By Gary Best. (Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2006, Pp. ix, 390. $24.99.)Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy. Edited by Kennetii G. C. Newport and Ted A. Campbell. (Peterborough: Epwordi Press, 2007, Pp. xvii, 573....
Church Music in America, 1620-2000
Church Music in America, 1620-2000. By John Ogasapian. (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2007, Pp. xxviii, 275. $49.95.)This book provides a welcome historical perspective upon the world of church music at a time when it is going through deep...
Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914
Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914. Edited by Dana L. Robert. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008, Pp. x, 304. $30.00.)The volume under consideration here is anotiier in the excellent series, Studies in the...
Echoes of Medieval Women in an Early Byzantine Church the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Sunday, 6 July 2008
The Basilica of San Vitale is one of the world's most important church buildings. It is a rare surviving example of church architecture from the first golden age of Byzantine art. Its unusual adaptation of the central plan beloved of eastern Christians...
Fear, Exclusion, and Revolution: Roger Morrice and Britain in the 1680s
Fear, Exclusion, and Revolution: Roger Morrice and Britain in the 1680s. Edited by James McElligot. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006, Pp. xii, 228. $103.95.)Roger Morrice, a cleric ejected from the Church of England in 1662, kept...
God's Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America
God's Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America. By E. Brooks Holifield. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 2007, Pp. 356. $30.00.)Given the sheer number of Christian denominations in the United States, undertaking an historical...
John Stainer: A Life in Music
John Stainer: A Life in Music. By Jeremy Dibble. (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press, 2007, Pp. xiv, 318. $67.56.)John Stainer (1840-1901) was an archtypical Victorian figure. The son of a local schoolmaster, Stainer climbed up the ladder of church music...
Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Friday, 20 June 2008, Desmond Tutu Center, New York City
President Fredrica Harris Thompsett convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) on Friday evening, 20 June 2008, at the Desmond Tutu Center at the General Theological Seminary, New York City. At the...
Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England 1660-1760
Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England 1660-1760. By Clare Haynes. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006. Pp. xi, 185. $103.95.)In Pictures and Popery, Clare Haynes examines English responses to European religious art during...
Preaching Politics: The Religious Rhetoric of George Whitefield and the Founding of a New Nation
Preaching Politics: The Religious Rhetoric of George Whitefield and the Founding of a New Nation. By Jerome Dean Mahaffey. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2007, Pp. xiii, 295. $44.95.)Jerome Dean Mahaffey is a specialist in communication and rhetoric...
Richard Hooker as Interpreter of the Reformed Doctrine of Sola Scriptura
In 1899 Francis Paget published a book on the thought of Richard Hooker (1554-1600) that would profoundly shape Anglican self-understanding in the twentieth century.1 Paget, an English priest, had helped to revise John Keble's edition of Hooker's Works...
Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith
Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith. By John D. Cox. Studies in Christianity and Literature 1. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2007, Pp. xvii, 348. $39.95.)Critical interest in the possible religious beliefs and allegiances of William...
The Church Awakens: African-Americans and the Struggle for Justice
The Church Awakens: African-Americans and the Struggle for Justice. Curated by Mark J. Duffy and Maribeth Kobza Betton (Austin, Texas: The Episcopal Church Archives, 2008, www.episcopalarchives.org/AfroAmerican_history_exhibit. )More than thirty years...
The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1742-1763
The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1742-1763. Edited by Robert J. Cain and Jan-Michael Poff. (Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2007, Pp. lxvi, 643. $55.00.)The North Carolina...
The Entring Book of Roger Morrice
The Entring Book of Roger Morrice. 6 Volumes. Edited by Mark Goldie, with John Spurr, Tim Harris, Stephen Taylor, Mark Knights, and Jason McElligott. (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press, 2007. $950.00.)For decades scholars of the late seventeenth...
The Extra-Canonical Ordination of Bishops and the Episcopal Church
Bishops have always been very important to the Church of England, and, if anything, even more so to its American counterpart. In England, bishops were among the leaders of the Reformation, and three (Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, and Nicholas Ridley)...
The Original and Institution of Civil Government, Discuss'd
The Original and Institution of Civil Government, Discuss'd. By Benjamin Hoadly and edited by William Gibson. (New York: AMS Press, 2007, Pp. xxxvi, 345. $145.00.)On 13 December 1709, the House of Commons met to consider complaints raised by the sermons...
The Sacramental Life: Gregory Dix and His Writings
The Sacramental Life: Gregory Dix and His Writings. Edited by Simon Jones. (Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2007, Pp. xxiv, 161. $26.99.)Almost inevitably, those who know the name Gregory Dix associate his name with one book, The Shape of the Liturgy,...
"To Prove Good . . . before the World, or at Least to . . . Cloak It . . . More Cunningly": Textual Desire in John Jewel and Richard Hooker
This essay approaches John Jewel's An Apology or Answer in Defence of the Church of England (1564) and Richard Hooker's Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie (1593) not from the standpoint of what these writers say but rather of what impression these...
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