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. 3, September

Anglican and East Anglican: The Episcopacy, the Bishop's Commissary, and the Enforcement of Ecclesiastical Law in Early Seventeenth-Century Essex and Hertfordshire
In early-modern England, religion was under central government authority; the crown forged religious policy and expected energetic administration of that policy. Church courts could not accomplish this task alone, and ecclesiastical conformity depended...
Brother of the More Famous Ben: The Theology of Archbishop John Hoadly
John Hoadly (1678-1746), who was successively bishop of Leighlin and Ferns (1727-30), archbishop of Dublin (1730-42) and archbishop of Armagh (1742-46), has been overshadowed by his brother Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761), the author of the furious Bangorian...
Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith": A History of the Episcopal Church in Utah 1867-1996
FREDERICK QUINN. Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith": A History of the Episcopal Church in Utah 1867-1996. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2004. Pp. xxii + 324, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95.This is the first book-length...
By Grace Came the Incarnation: A Social History of the Church of the Incarnation, Murray Hill, New York, 1852-2002
SHERYL A. KUJAWA-HOLBROOK. By Grace Came the Incarnation: A Social History of the Church of the Incarnation, Murray Hill, New York, 1852-2002. New York, New York: Church of the Incarnation, 2004. Pp. xv + 345, bibliography, appendices. $20.00.When the...
Christ, Providence & History: Hans W. Frei's Public Theology
MIKE HIGTON. Christ, Providence & History: Hans W. Frei's Public Theology. New York, New York: T & T Clark International, 2004. Pp. vii + 287, appendices, bibliography, index. $59.95 (paper).In this dense, rigorous, but also very clear and perceptive...
Early Methodist Life and Spirituality: A Reader
LESTER RUTH, ED. Early Methodist Life and Spirituality: A Reader. Nashville, Tennessee: Kingswood Books, an imprint of Abington Press 2005. Pp. 300, introduction, bibliography, indices. $34.00 (paper).According to the editor of Early Methodist Spirituality,...
Getting "Plugged In" to the Future of American Religion: A Megachurch Experience Bethel Temple, Hampton, Virginia Sunday, 8 April 2006
A megachurch is commonly defined as a Protestant church with an average weekly attendance of over two thousand worshipers. During the past several decades, this new religious phenomenon has swept across America, particularly exurban neighborhoods in...
Hope the Archbishop: A Portrait/Rowan Williams: An Introduction
ROB MARSHALL. Hope the Archbishop: A Portrait. London, England, and New York, New York: Continum, 2004. Pp. v + 157, introduction, index. $28.95.RUPERT SHORTT. Rowan Williams: An Introduction. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, 2003. Pp....
In Christ There Is No East or West: St. George's Anglican Church, Berlin, the 5th Sunday of Easter, 2006
For forty years the city of Berlin was a house divided against itself. Reminders of its division into east and west are still evident today. Parts of the Berlin Wall can still be seen in places, numerous museums and monuments focus on Berlin in the Cold...
Moderatism, Pietism, and Awakening. Volume 5 of the Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church
HUGHES OLIPHANT OLD. Moderatism, Pietism, and Awakening. Volume 5 of The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2004. Pp. xviii + 620, bibliography, index. $45.00.The fifth volume...
Religion in the Contemporary South: Changes, Continuities, and Contexts
CORRIE E. NORMAN AND DON S. ARMENTROUT, EDS. Religion in the Contemporary South: Changes, Continuities, and Contexts. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 2004. Pp. xxiii + 332. $21.95 (paper).For anyone interested in the varied modes...
The Cambridge Platonists: A Brief Introduction. with Eight Letters of Dr. Anthony Tuckney and Dr. Benjamin Whichcote
TOD E. JONES, ED. The Cambridge Platonists: A Brief Introduction. With Eight Letters of Dr. Anthony Tuckney and Dr. Benjamin Whichcote. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2005. Pp. ix + 156, bibliography, index. $55.00.Offering the first...
The Pattern for Preachers: Archbishop John Tillotson and the Reform of Ecclesiastical Oratory in the Seventeenth Century
No better introduction to the preaching of John Tillotson could be given than the epilogue set down upon his life by Bishop Gilbert Burnet in his funeral sermon for the late archbishop:He set a Pattern to himself, and such an one it was, that 'tis to...
The Spirit of Comprehension: Examining the Broad Church Synthesis in England
For more than a quarter of a century, since Stephen Sykes published his critique of Anglican ecclesiology in The Integrity of Anglicanism (1978), Anglicans have argued over the definition of "Anglicanism" with, it seems, increasing bitterness and perplexity....
They Lost It at the Movies: First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia Sunday, 14 May 2006
About five years ago, two television executives at WETA, the flagship public broadcaster in Washington, D.C., thought of profiling a congregation in the so-called "mainstream" of Protestantism. Their premise was that a theologically and socially liberal...
Whoresome Knaves and Illustrious Subjects at the 1559 Westminster Disputation: The Intent and End of an Ecclesio-Political Exercise
The Protestant rhetoric surrounding the Westminster Disputation, Friday, 31 March, and Monday, 3 April 1559, and the accounts subsequent to it, official and sometimes otherwise, present a picture of an incompetent Catholic hierarchy, frustrated by their...
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