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. 75, No. 1, March

African Responses to New Hampshire and New Westminster: An Address*
When I received a letter from the president of the Historical Society asking if I would consider being the speaker at this year's annual meeting, I was flattered.1 Then I read the fine print: Would I consider talking about "the position of the third...
A History of Preaching
O. C. EDWARDS, JR. A History of Preaching. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 2004. Pp. xxviii + 879, appendix, indices, CD-ROM. $65.00.The word normally reserved for massive, career-capping books like A History of Preaching is "magisterial." O. C....
An Amazing Grace: John Thornton and the Clapham Sect
MILTON M. KLEIN. An Amazing Grace: John Thornton and the Clapham Sect. New Orleans, Louisiana: University Press of the South, 2004, Pp. xvi, 160, introduction, appendices, bibliography, index. $49.95 (paper).The year 2004 marked a sea change in the posthumous...
Announcements
2006 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETYColumbus, Ohio15-17 June 2006HSEC meetings will be held in conjunction with the General Convention this June in Columbus, Ohio. The annual dinner will be held on 16 June, and the featured speaker will be Frederick...
"Be Still, and Know That I Am God": Quaker Meeting House, San Francisco 10 July 2005
"Be Still, and Know That I Am God"Quaker Meeting House, San Francisco10 July 2005Disproportionately to their numbers, Quakers have been highly influential in modern religion, social action, and commerce. They have made considerable contributions to the...
Bonfire of the Sacristies: To the 2006 General Convention
There are two regular, official publications in the life of the Episcopal Church which today stand in the most stark, and most revealing, contrast. One is the smartly-edited national church monthly newspaper, Episcopal Life, which sports aggressively...
Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State between the Wars
MATTHEW GRIMLEY. Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England: Liberal Anglican Theories of the State Between the Wars. Oxford Historical Monographs. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. viii + 257, bibliography, index. $95.00.National...
Condemned, Reprieved, and Flourishing: Little Trinity Anglican Church, Toronto First Sunday in Advent, 2005
Condemned, reprieved, and flourishing Little Trinity Anglican Church, Toronto First Sunday in Advent, 2005In 1950 the Anglican bishop of Toronto appointed a commission to decide whether to close a declining inner-city church called Little Trinity, whose...
Dancing in Kinshasa: A Special Celebration of a Roman Catholic Mass According to le Rite Zairois 4 September 2005
Dancing in Kinshasa: A special celebration of a Roman Catholic Mass according to le rite zairois 4 September 2005The Islamic invasion of North Africa in the seventh and eighth centuries swept away Latinized Christianity west of Egypt. The conquest was...
Doing the Duty of the Parish: Surveys of the Church in Hampshire 1810
MARK SMITH, ED. Doing the Duty of the Parish: Surveys of the Church in Hampshire 1810. Winchester, England: Hampshire County Council, 2004. Pp. Ixvii + 202, illustrations, appendices, indices. £20.00.Was the Hanoverian Church of England replete with...
Earl A. Neil, African American Civil Rights Reformer: A Profile
You have been told, O man, what is good and what Yahweh requires of you: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.- Micah 6:8The seeds of social justice were sown early in the Reverend Earl A. Neil. Born in 1935 and growing up in...
End of the King Street Run: Wesley Methodist Church, Cambridge Remembrance Sunday 2005
End of the King Street Run Wesley Methodist Church, Cambridge Remembrance Sunday 2005At opposite ends of King Street in Cambridge, England, sit inheritors of two failed attempts to reform the Church of England from within. At the western end, Sidney...
Hooker's Blueprint: An Essence Outline of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
MICHAEL B. RUSSELL. Hooker's Blueprint: An Essence Outline of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. San Diego, California: Via Media Press, 2004. Pp. v + 276, introduction, index. $22.95 (paper).Michael B. Russell has outlined Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical...
In Christ There Is No Gay or Straight?: Homosexuality and the Episcopal Church*
Although the gay rights movement initially had little or no specifically religious motivation or sanction, it has had a dramatic impact on virtually every religious institution in the United States, to the point that a 1991 statement by the National...
"J. I. Packer: Anglicans and the Authority of Scripture": A Film Review
"J. I. Packer: Anglicans and the Authority of Scripture": A Film Review "J.I. Packer: Anglicans and the Authority of Scripture," Fox Video Production and Post, 2004. 135 minutes. Distributed by Fox Video Production and Post, P.O. Box 681027, Franklin,...
Let It Go among Our People: An Illustrated History of the English Bible from John Wyclif to the King James Version
DAVID PRICE AND CHARLES C. RYRIE. Let It Go Among Our People: An Illustrated History of the English Bible from John Wyclif to the King James Version. Cambridge, England: Lutterworth Press, 2004. Pp. 160, preface, illustrations, bibliography, appendices,...
Newman and Faith
IAN KER AND TERRENCE MERRIGAN, EDS. Newman and Faith. Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs 31. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Peelers Press and W.B. Eerdmans, 2004. Pp. vii + 217, indices. $32.00 (paper).This edition captures a selection of the primary...
Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will and Grace
NlGEL VOAK. Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will and Grace. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xviii + 330, indices, bibliography. $95.00.The question of Richard Hooker's relationship with Reformed orthodoxy...
The Broad Church: A Biography of a Movement
TOD E. JONES. The Broad Church: A Biography of a Movement. Lanham, Maryland.: Lexington Books, 2003. Pp. xi + 345, bibliography, index. $85.00.Tod Jones has produced an engaging and informative history of the Broad Church Movement. As his title suggests,...
The Free Church of England: Introduction to an Anglican Tradition
JOHN FENWICK. The Free Church of England: Introduction to an Anglican Tradition. New York, New York: T&T Clark International, 2004. Pp. vii + 339, introduction, appendices, bibliography, index. $89.95.John Fenwick, formerly lecturer at Trinity College,...
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
RICHARD KIECKHEFER Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley. Oxford, England, and New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. ix + 372, illus., index. $39.95.Richard Kieckhefer's excellent book is an engaging, readable,...
The Works of Thomas Traherne, Volume I
JAN Ross, ED. The Works of Thomas Traherne, Volume I. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: D. S. Brewer, 2005. Pp. xxiv + 571, including introduction, textual emendations, appendix, glossary. $150.00.The content of this volume of the works Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674)...
Thinking of the Laity in Late Tudor England
PETER IVER KAUFMAN. Thinking of the Laity in Late Tudor England. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. Pp. xi + 175, index. Cloth $40.00, paper $20.00.The central value of this book by the distinguished Tudor scholar Peter Iver Kaufman...
Will the Church Survive?
Will the church survive? Divided 5-4 in court, legislature, diocese, synod, conference, and presbytery, many Christians in America fear for the future, not least Episcopalians for the endurance, among other things, of our own church. Can Anglicanism...
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