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. 82, No. 3, September

"An Entire Affection and Attachment to Our Excellent Constitution": The Anglican Political Culture of British Virginia
To properly understand the history of provincial Virginia, we need to identify and explore how different sorts of Virginians understood themselves and their history. To be an Anglican was a critical-and much too neglected-dimension of the identity of...
Anglican Theology
Anglican Theology. By Mark D. Chapman. (London and New York: T & T Clark, 2012. Pp. vii, 269. $80.00.)This book's purpose is accurately described in its preface by the author, who is vice-principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and reader in modern...
A Powerful Blessing: The Life of Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter Sr. 1899-1969, Sixth Bishop of Alabama, 1938-1968
A Powerful Blessing: The Life of Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter Sr. 1899-1969, Sixth Bishop of Alabama, 1938-1968. By Douglas M. Carpenter. (Birmingham, Alabama: TransAmerica Printing, 2012, Pp. 336. $25.00.) Available from: Doug Carpenter, 3037 Overton...
Bede and the End of Time
Bede and the End of Time. By Peter Darby. Studies in Early Medieval Britain. (Fareham, Surry, England: Ashgate 2012, Pp. 261. $125.00.)Peter Darby has written an extremely interesting book examining Bede's eschatology. In it, he argues it is critical...
Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts
Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts. By Daniel K. Richter. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of the University of Harvard, 2011, Pp. viii, 502. $35.00.)In the epilogue of Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts, Daniel K. Richter...
Canon and Creed
Canon and Creed. By Robert W. Jenson. (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/ John Knox, 2010, Pp. xi, 136. $ 25.00.)In Canon and Creed, Lutheran theologian Robert Jenson offers both a historical overview of the development of the sources of Christian doctrine,...
Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII. By Giles Tremlett (New York: Walker & Company, 2010, Pp. xiii, 428. $28.00.)Both in books and in courses Catherine of Aragon is past over-or overwhelmed-by the dominance of her husband's, Henry...
Chosen Ones/Flight of the Outcasts/Darkness Shall Fall
Chosen Ones. By Alister McGrath. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010, Pp i, 202. $7.99.); Flight of the Outcasts. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011, Pp i, 174. $14.99.); Darkness Shall Fall. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011, Pp i, 214. $14.99.)The Aedyn Chronicles...
Christmas Eve on Fifth Avenue: St. Thomas, New York City
With texts from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the Authorized ("King James") Version of the Bible, and Hymns Ancient and Modern, the liturgy at St. Thomas Church hardly seems like the most fashionable and popular new trend in New York City. Yet hundreds...
Edinburgh 2010: Mission Today and Tomorrow/The Church Going Glocal: Mission and Globalisation
Edinburgh 2010: Mission Today and Tomorrow. Edited by Kirsteen Kim and Andrew Anderson. (Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2011, Pp. vii, 450. £33.99.); The Church Going Glocal: Mission and Globalisation. Edited by Tormod Engelsviken, Erling Lundeby...
English Presbyterianism, 1590-1640
English Presbyterianism, 1590-1640. By Polly Ha. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011, Pp. xviii, 301. $65.00.)In English Presbyterianism, 1590-1640, Polly Ha explores an important political and religious movement at a time when it is typically...
Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism
Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism. By Garry Wills. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. xiv, 194. $21.95.)Garry Wills has a reputation as an articulate commentator on the modern world and religious issues. His fluent...
Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America
Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America. By Elizabeth A. Clark. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, Pp. x, 561. $69.95.)Although Founding the Fathers does not present an irrefutable...
Gather at the Table. the Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Gather at the Table. The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. By Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan. (Boston: Beacon Press. Pp. xvii, 212. $25.95, cloth & e-book.)Readers of this journal are familiar with...
Gathering at God's Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith
Gathering at God's Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith. By Katharine Jefferts Schori. (Woodstock, Vermont: Skylight Paths, 2012, Pp. xxvi, 218. $21.99.)In Gathering at God's Table, Katharine Jefferts Schori gathers us at a table of conversation...
God's Terrible Voice: Liturgical Response to the Great Fire of London
invents that touch us the most profoundly are very often the times when we sense the most immediately God's presence in our lives. This is true whether those events are happy or unhappy, but it has commonly been observed that God speaks loudest through...
Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America. By Mark Valeri. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010, Pp. xiii, 337. $35.00.)Among the many studies of Puritanism there has been a subcategory interested in Puritan views...
Idealistic Ordering: Hastings Rashdall, Post-Kantian Idealism, and Anglican Liberal Theology
The liberal movement in British theology is like the American one in that it spoke English and it took off during the same period, the late 1890s. But the American movement was mostly Ritschlian theologically, and the Episcopal Church was a very minor...
Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism
Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism. Edited by Robert L. Plummer. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012, Pp. 256. $15.00.)This is a book which will regularly, if not continually, puzzle all readers but those initiated...
Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn
Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn. By Anthony Milton. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012, Pp. xii, 255. £15.99, paper.)Peter Heylyn was an ardent royalist and defender of...
Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition
Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition. By Dan McKanan. (Boston: Beacon Press, 2011, Pp. iv, 326. $34.95.)The author of previous books on antebellum reform, the Catholic Worker movement, and recent and contemporary intentional...
Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology
Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology. Patrick S. Cheng. (New York: Seabury Books, 2011, Pp. 162. $20.00.)Patrick S. Cheng's book Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology seeks to dissolve divisions between Christianity and queer theory...
Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology
Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology. By A. J. Joyce. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xi, 264. $125.00.)In this closely argued book, A. J. Joyce explores the questions of whether Richard Hooker is to be considered "the founding father...
Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality
Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality. By Edwin David Aponte. (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2012, Pp. xi, 193. $28.00, paper.)In Santol, Edwin David Aponte presents a broad perspective on the religious and spiritual expressions and traditions of Latino/as...
The Emergence of the Hebrew Christian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain
The Emergence of the Hebrew Christian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain. By Michael R. Darby. (Leiden: Brill, 2010, Pp. viii, 267. $137.00, hardback.)Todd Endelman has argued that "no new ideological or cultural current in modern Jewish history...
The Gospel at Ground Zero: St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
St. Paul's Chapel is the last of what was once a network of chapels established by New York City's parish of Trinity Church as "outreach" posts for those unlikely to find their way to the "Mother Church" on Wall Street. Once stretching from Upper Manhattan...
The Methodist Experience in America: A History/Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities
The Methodist Experience in America: A History. Vol. 1. By E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010, Pp. 768. $49.99.); Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities....
Why There Most Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins/More Than Matter? Is There More to Life Than Molecules?/Is Religion Irrational?
Why There Most Certainly is a God: Doubting Dawkins. By Keith Ward. (London: SCM, 2009, Pp. xv, 110. $22.99, paper.); More than Matter? Is There More to Life Than Molecules? By Keith Ward. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010, Pp. 224. $ 20.00, paper.);...
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