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. 83, No. 4, December

Alcuin: Theology and Thought
Alcuin: Theology and Thought. By Douglas Dales (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2013, Pp. 357. $40.00); Alcuin: His Life and Legacy. By Douglas Dales (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2012, Pp. 226. $40.00.)These two books are about the person who...
American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe
American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe. Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson. (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2010, Pp. x, 204. $19.95, paper.)There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that during an Episcopal visitation James Madison,...
Annual Membership Meeting Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Haddon Conference Room, Claremont School of Theology Claremont, California 21 June 2014
The Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard, president of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) convened the annual membership meeting Monday evening 21 June 2014 at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont. California. HSEC Secretary, Dr. J. Michael...
Backpacking through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity
Backpacking Through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity. By Jessie Zink. (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2014, Pp. ix, 198. $20.00, paper.)Part travel guide, part personal diary, and part ecclesiastical history, Backpacking Through the Anglican...
Britain and the Islamic World, 1558-1713
Britain and the Islamic World, 1558-1713. By Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, Pp. xi, 335. $65.00.)There is much of value in Britain and the Islamic World for the teacher of an undergraduate history survey of...
Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience
Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience. Edited by Monique Ingalls, Carolyn Landau, and Tom Wagner. (Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2013, Pp. xiii, 228. $99.95.)This book, based on papers and keynote presentations given...
Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F. M. Zahl
Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F. M. Zahl. Edited by John D. Koch and Todd H.W. Brewer (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2013, Pp. xviii, 276. $32.00, paper.)Comfortable Words is a festschrift in honor of Paul Zahl, the retired dean...
Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus
Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus. By Michael B. Curry. (New York: Morehouse, 2013, Pp. xvi, 144. $18.00.)If you have ever had the privilege of hearing Bishop Michael Curry (Diocese of North Carolina) preach, then you know what a gift he has for...
God Truly Worshipped, Thomas Cranmer and His Writings
God Truly Worshipped, Thomas Cranmer and His Writings. Edited by Jonathan Dean. Cambridge Studies in Spiritual Theology (Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2012, Pp. xi, 176. $29.99, paper.)Henrician studies have continued to sustain the attention of historians,...
Healing the Disaster of Slavery: The Maafa Suite at St. Paul's Community Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York
Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;look, and see our disgrace!Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,our homes to aliens.We have become orphans, fatherless;our mothers are like widows.We must pay for the water we drink;the wood we get...
Heaven in Ordinary: George Herbert and His Writings
Heaven in Ordinary: George Herbert and his Writings. Edited by Philip Sheldrake. (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009, Pp.viii, 178. $29.99.)George Herbert (1593-1603) died at forty, these days the age at which most folks are in early or mid-career. There's...
Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625
Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625. By Steven J. Reid. (Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2011, xiv, 328. $124.95, cloth.)Andrew Melville was a leading figure in the continuation of the...
Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation Debates over the Eucharist
Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation Debates over the Eucharist. By Esther Chung-Kim. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2011, Pp. ix, 197. $49.95.)In Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation...
Mother Church of Georgia: A Visit from the Presiding Bishop at Christ Church, Savannah
Mother Church of Georgia: A Visit from the Presiding Bishop at Christ Church, SavannahIn 1733 when James Edward Oglethorpe landed at Yamacraw Bluff nineteen miles up the Savannah River from the Atlantic coast, he founded the colony of Georgia. The Creek...
The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution/The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution. By Alice Dailey. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012, Pp. xv, 332. $38.00, paper) ; The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom. By Candida Moss. (New York:...
The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882
The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882. By Mark D. Chapman. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Pp. ix, 329. $99.00.)Mark Chapman's Fantasy of Reunion strives to present a "prehistory of ecumenism" by investigating...
The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History
The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning From History. By Robert Tracy McKenzie. (Downers Grove, Pennsylvania: IVP Academic, 2013, Pp. 219. $18.00.)Tracy McKenzie has written two books in one. The first may be...
The Future of Christian Theology
The Future of Christian Theology. By David F. Ford (Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, Pp. xiv, 239. $85 hardback, $35 paperback.)There are two David F. Ford's, the Irish-born mystic and boundary crosser and the English-based classicist and...
The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901
The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901. Edited by Keith A. Francis and William Gibson. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. xii + 662. £95.00; $175.00.)The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901 is one of those volumes far...
Toward Our Mutual Flourishing: The Episcopal Church, Interreligious Relations, and Theologies of Manyness
Toward Our Mutual Flourishing: The Episcopal Church, Interreligious Relations, and Theologies of Manyness. By Lucinda Allen Mosher. Studies in Episcopal and Anglican Theology, volume .3. (New York: Peter Lang, 2012, Pp. xiii, 189. $79.95.)This volume...
Trent, What Happened at the Council
Trent, What Happened at the Council by John W. O'Malley (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013, Pp. 335. $27.95.)The Council of Trent was the defining event of the CounterReformation (the Catholic Reformation)....
T. S. Eliot and the Essay: From the Sacred Wood to Four Quartets
T. S. Eliot and the Essay: From the Sacred Wood to Four Quartets. By G. Douglas Atkins. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2010, Pp. vii, 147. $49.95.)Towards the end of this short study of T. S. Eliot and the essay form, G. Douglas Atkins recalls...
Wake the Devil from His Dream: Thomas Dudley, Quincy Ewing, Religion, and the "Race Problem" in the Jim Crow South1
. . . rock the gallows For the hangman's reel And wake the devil from his dream2Conscience turned away arrogantly, "I never listen to Religion where segregation is involved. No one does, down here. ". . ."I think, " a youngster called out from among...
White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920- 1960
White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920- 1960. By Margaret M. Grubiak. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014, Pp.xii, 167. $28.00.)The title of this book comes from a cartoon that appeared...
Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God
Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God (Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism). Edited by Ruth Meyers and Paul Gibson. (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2010, Pp, v, 138. $24.00, paper.)Worship-Shaped Life's foreword by Rowan Williams...
Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book
Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book. By Thomas A. Mason and J. Kent Calder. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield, 2013, Pp. xiv, 133. $70.00, cloth.)Getting published today is much easier than...
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