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. 72, No. 4, December

A History of the Church in Africa
BENGT SUNDKLER AND CHRISTOPHER STEED. A History of the Church in Africa. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. xix + 1232, bibliography, indices. $140.00.Sundkler and Steed's magnificent work, A History of the Church in Africa, opens...
America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln
MARK A. NOLL. America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Pp ix + 622, bibliography, index. $35.00.For at least a quarter of a century Mark A. Noll has been one of the most prolific of church...
A Model of "Open Evangelicalism": St. Mary, Islington, London, Easter Sunday 2003
The term "open evangelical," virtually unknown in North America, has become in the past ten years or so part of the standard nomenclature of the Church of England. An open evangelical is an Anglican who affirms the centrality of Christ, the authority...
An Apology of the Church of England by John Jewel
JOHN E. BOOTY, ED. An Apology of the Church of England by John Jewel. New York: Church Publishing Incorporated, 2002 (first published in 1963 by University Press of Virginia). Pp. xlvii + 157, introduction, bibliography, index. $18.95 (paper).This is...
An Archbishop Blesses Oils, Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, Maundy Thursday 2003
It is Holy Week of 2003, and the great controversy in the church press, synods, and parish halls of the Anglican world is the blessing of same-sex unions. The historian may see a parallel between this debate and the theological battles which Anglicans...
Canon Law Meets Unintended Consequences: The Church of England and the Clandestine Marriage Act of 1753*
The proof of Clandestine Marriages as now celebrated is attended with insuperable difficulties.Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, 1753The many notorious and scandalous Abuses of the Sacred Institution of Matrimony, which have been justly complained of for some...
Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India's Religious Traditions
JUDITH M. BROWN AND ROBERT ERIC FRYKENBERG, EDS. Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India's Religious Traditions. Studies in the History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cambridge, England: William B. Eerdmans, 2002. Pp ix + 241,...
Christians, Muslims, Terrorists: The Crescent and the Cross since 11 September 2001*
This essay could have been entitled: "No More Crusades, or Crusades Never End; They Just Replay from Then to Now, from Medieval Monks to Modern Missionaries." For many Christians-people whom we identify as our fellow believersthe Crusades began over...
Ending an Era at Christ Church, Highbury, London, England: Easter Evening, 20 April 2003
Few neighborhood Anglican churches in London are more prominently and strategically situated than Christ Church, Highbury. A solid, imposing, Gothic revival structure overlooking a major thoroughfare, it is noticed by thousands of people every day. A...
Episcopalians and Race in New York City's Anti-Abolitionist Riots of 1834: The Case of Peter Williams and Benjamin Onderdonk
The fledgling American Anti-Slavery Society gathered in New York City in 1834 to mark the Fourth of July as a celebration not just of American independence, but of the anniversary of the end of slavery in New York State on that date seven years earlier....
Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context
JEHU HANCILES. Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers, 2002. Pp. xii + 278, introduction, maps, appendix, bibliography, index. $64.95.This volume describes the development...
Evangelicalism, Penal Theory and the Politics of Criminal Law Reform in England, 1808-30
RICHARD R. FOLLETT. Evangelicalism, Penal Theory and the Politics of Criminal Law Reform in England, 1808-30. New York, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2001. Pp. xi + 231. $69.95.The prayer for absolution in the services of Morning and Evening Prayer (1662)...
Historian's Debate: Women's Ordination in Indianapolis/REPLY
To the Editor:I was very disappointed by Jason S. Lantzer's article, "Hoosier Episcopalians, the Coming of Women's Ordination, and the 1979 Book of Common Prayer," which appeared in the June 2003 issue. In addition to an unseemly smugness of tone which...
Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI
STEPHEN ALFORD. Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward Vl. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp xiii + 233, bibliography, index. $55.00.Scholarship addressing the political and religious significance of Edward VI's reign has...
Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church August 2003
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1 AUGUST 2003President Thad W. Tate convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) at 8:15 PM in the "Windows...
The British Christian Women's Movement: A Rehabilitation of Eve
JENNY DAGGERS. The British Christian Women's Movement: A Rehabilitation of Eve. Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology & Biblical Studies. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate 2002. Pp. xxii + 191, appendices, bibliographies, index. $69.95.In...
The Church of England 1688-1832: Unity and Accord
WILLIAM GIBSON. The Church of England 1688-1832: Unity and Accord. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. Pp. vi + 245, bibliography, index. $27.95 (paper).This is William Gibson's second full monograph on the Church of England in the eighteenth century....
The New York Loyalists
PHILIP RANLET. The New York Loyalists. 2nd ed. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2002 (originally published in 1986 by University of Tennessee Press). Pp. xiii + 253, "A Note on Scholarship Since 1986," index. $48.00 (paper).This is the...
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