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. 84, No. 1, March

"A Bed of Roses Anywhere"? Becoming a Broad Churchman in the Late Nineteenth Century
In 1883 Hamilton Bartlett wrote a series of letters to his closest friend and confidant, Henry Carter Adams, documenting his resignation from the Congregational Church and his intentions to pursue holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church. The announcement...
A Following Holy Life. Jeremy Taylor and His Writings
A Following Holy Life. Jeremy Taylor and His Writings. Edited with an introduction by Kenneth Stevenson. (Norwich, Norfolk, England: Canterbury Press, 2011, Pp. iv, 220. £24.99.)One challenge for those unfamiliar with Jeremy Taylor's life and work is...
Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective
Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. By Andrew B. McGowan. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2014, Pp. xiv, 298. $34.99.)Ancient Christian Worship is an outstanding book worthy of...
A New History of Early Christianity
A New History of Early Christianity. By Charles Freeman. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009, Pp. xvi, 377. $25.00.)Charles Freeman stands head and shoulders amid the narrators of the ancient Mediterranean world. His Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations...
Bishops of Brechin 1689 - 2010
Bishops of Brechin 1689 - 2010. By Edward Luscombe. (Dundee: Privately Published, 2010, Pp. 81. £7.50); A Tale of Two Centuries: Scots and the Developing Anglican Communion 1688 - 1888. By Edward Luscombe. (Dundee: Meadowside Publications, 2011, Pp....
Christian-Muslim Relations in the Anglican and Lutheran Communions: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Projects
Christian-Muslim Relations in the Anglican and Lutheran Communions: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Projects. Edited by David G. Grafton, Joseph Duggan, and Jason Craige Harris. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, Pp. xxvii, 138. $70.00, cloth.)Last...
Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams
Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams. By Benjamin Myers. (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012, Pp. 135. $130.00.)In his book Christ the Stranger Benjamin Myers offers an account of the intellectual sources of the former archbishop of...
Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy
Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy. By Jay Emerson Johnson. (New York: Seabury Books, 2013, London and New York: Routledge, 2010, Pp. x, 182. $20.00.)The last fifteen years have seen an explosion in historical and theological...
Evangelical Spirituality, Science, and Mission: A Study of Charles Raven (1885-1964), Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge University
Charles Raven was an outstanding theologian and preacher of the first half of the twentieth century. He was bom on 4 July 1885 in Paddington, London, to John Raven, a barrister, and his wife, Alice. In 1904 Charles Raven began what was to be a long (though...
Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England, an Anthology of Writings from 1483 to 1999
Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England, An Anthology of Writings from 1483 to 1999. Edited by John Saward, John Morrill, and Michael Tomko. Foreword by Vincent Nichols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, Pp. xxiv,...
God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide
God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide. By Thomas Albert Howard. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, Pp. xiv, 256. $45.00.)The last decade has seen a growing list of texts bemoaning or celebrating the political and cultural...
"Guy Thorne": C. Ranger Gull: Edwardian Tabloid Novelist and His Unseemly Brotherhood
"Guy Thorne": C. Ranger Gull: Edwardian Tabloid Novelist and His Unseemly Brotherhood. By David Wilkinson. (High Wycombe: Rivendale Press, 2012, Pp. 335. £40.00, cloth.)Some thirty years after first stumbling across a reference to late-Victorian and...
La Validez De Las Ordenaciones Anglicanas: Los Documentos De la Comisión Preparatoria De la Bula "Apostolicæ Curæ"
La Validez de las ordenaciones Anglicanas: Los documentos de la comisión preparatoria de la bula "Apostolicæ Curæ" [The Validity of Anglican Orders: Documents of the Preparatory Commission for the Bull "Apostolicæ Curæ"]. Vol. 2: Los documentos de 1896...
Listening to Popular Music
Listening to Popular Music. By Don H. Compier. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013, Pp. xii, 131. $15.00.)This book is the ninth volume in the Compass Series Christian Explorations of Daily Living. The premise of the series is that our Christian faith...
Oaths and the English Reformation
Oaths and the English Reformation. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History. By Jonathan Michael Gray (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, Pp xi, 272. $109.99.)The central thesis of this carefully written and precisely annotated book...
Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit
Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. By Patrick S. Cheng. (New York: Seabury Books, 2013, Pp, xxi, 184. $24.00, paper.); Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness. By Jay Emerson Johnson (New York: Seabury Books, 2014, Pp....
Religion and Change in Modern Britain
Religion and Change in Modern Britain. Edited by Linda Woodhead and Rebecca Catto. (London and New York: Roudedge, 2012, Pp. xvi, 408. $49.95, paper.)The popular perception of religion in post-Second World War Britain is one of Christianity relinquishing...
Reverencing Our Sanctuaries: Conference Eucharist at Camp Allen
The Church Pension Fund has provided over three billion dollars in retirement benefits to clergy of the Episcopal Church since 1918. Bishop William Lawrence of Massachusetts was appalled by the "suffering and poverty of the aged servants of the Church,"1...
Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of "Anglicanism"
Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of "Anglicanism." By Charles Miller (Cambridge, England: James Clarke & Co., 2013, Pp. 349. £25.00.)Richard Hooker (1553 or 1554-1600) is both a renowned and largely unread figure in Anglican...
Shakespeare's Common Prayers. the Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age
Shakespeare's Common Prayers. The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age. By Daniel Swift. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Pp. 289. $27.95.)Daniel Swift makes an observation that is so obvious that it seems to have been little noticed...
"Small and Unthreatening" in Cairo: Trinity Friday at All Saints' Cathedral
Anglican missions in Egypt began in the early nineteenth century with the arrival of the Church Mission Society (1818) and the London Jews Society shortly thereafter.3 The C.M.S. focused on reviving the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church and resulted, eventually,...
St. Mark's Journey: A History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale, California, 1888-1989
St. Mark's Journey: A History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale, California, 1888-1989. By Bruce G. Merritt. (Los Angeles: Melwood Press, 2013, Pp. ix, 433. $35.00.)Written almost in the style of a family history, St. Mark 's Journey by Bruce...
The Book of Common Prayer: Past, Present and Future
The Book of Common Prayer: Past, Present and Future. Edited by Prudence Dailey. (London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011, Pp. vii, 203. $19.95.)The Book of Common Prayer is unique. It is the only Reformationera liturgy that is still regularly...
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. By Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. Edited by Douglas C. Abrams. (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014, Pp. i, 229. $25.99.)Desmond and Mpho Tutu's The Book of Forgiving: The...
The Conversion of the Maori: Years of Religious and Social Change, 1814-1842
The Conversion of the Maori: Years of Religious and Social Change, 1814-1842. By Timothy Yates. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 2013, Pp. xxv, 150. $30.00, paper.)In the decades following the American Revolution, the British expanded their...
The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation/The Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons in Early Christianity
The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation. By Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson. (Collegeville, Minnesota: Litur-gical Press, 2012, Pp. xvi, 368. $39.95); The Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons in Early Christianity. By Paul...
The Original Bishops: Office and Order in the First Christian Communities
The Original Bishops: Office and Order in the First Christian Communities. By Alistair C. Stewart. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2014, Pp. xx, 394. $50.00.)For centuries, the modern church has been deadlocked on church polity. The relevant...
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief. By George M. Marsden. (New York: Basic Books, 2014, Pp. xxix, 219. $26.99); Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. By Molly Worthen....
Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century High Church Tradition: A Biographical and Historiographical Exploration of a Forgotten Phenomenon in Anglican History
Originating in the seventeenth century, the high church tradition in Anglicanism arose as an attempt to assert a tradition of English Christianity that was both reformed and catholic. Stressing a simultaneous adherence to the ancient church through the...
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