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. 85, No. 3, September

American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism
American Apocalypse: A History of Modem Evangelicalism. By Matthew Avery Sutton. (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014, Pp. xiv, 459. $35.00.)The past one hundred years of American history, as seen through the lens of the Christian...
American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History
American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History. Edited by Darren Dochuk, Thomas S. Kidd, and Kurt W. Peterson. (Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2014, Pp. xvi, 518. $66.00)The name of George Marsden, emeritus...
An Anglican British World: The Church of England and the Expansion of the Settler Empire, C. 1790-1860
An Anglican British World: The Church of England and the Expansion of the Settler Empire, c. 1790-1860. By Joseph Hardwick. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014, Pp. vii, 281. £75.00.)Joseph Hardwick's book charts the institutional development...
A Theology of Education
A Theology of Education. By Mike Higton (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. 284. $44.95 paper.)Reflecting on the academic life of the University of Paris in the thirteenth century, Mike Higton, a professor of theology and ministry at Durham...
Bishops and Power in Early Modern England
Marcus Harmes. Bishops and Power in Early Modern England. (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2013, Pp. x, 222. $120.00, cloth; $39.95, paper.)The first thing to say about Marcus Harmes' book is that it is not really about bishops and power-at least not in the...
Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love/Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII/Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen/Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence
Susan E. James, Catherine Parr: Henry VIIPs Last Love. (Dublin: History Press Ireland, 2010, Rpt. Pp. 352. £8.39, paper); Elizabeth Norton, Catherine Parr. (Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley, 2010, Pp. 277. £18.99); Linda Porter, Katherine the Queen:...
Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China
Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China. Edited by Philip L. Wickeri. (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015, Pp. xvii, 236. $60.00.)This book is the second of a series of "Historical Studies...
Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History
Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History. By Rachel Laudan. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015, pp xiv, 464. $39.95, paper.)Tackling a comprehensive world history account from the earliest civilizations to the modern era is no easy task....
Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion
Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion. By David Chidester. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014, Pp. xx, 377. $32.50.)As a long-time and much-published professor of religious studies and comparative religion at the University...
Episcopalians Attempt Evangelical Worship: Youth Mission Camp, Blue Knob, Pennsylvania
About forty-five high-school youth as well as ten adult chaperones from four Episcopal parishes in northern New Jersey have traveled to the Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, about a half-hour outside Altoona, Pennsylvania, for a mission trip.The resort is...
Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street
Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street. By Katie Day. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. xiv, 247. $31.95.)Once upon a time, some of the grander Episcopal churches in Manhattan were known as "avenue" churches, because their locations...
George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) Theological Formation, Life and Work
George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) Theological Formation, Life and Work. By Robert William Keith Wilson. (Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014, Pp. xii, 206. $109.95, cloth.)None of the images of Selwyn as first bishop of New Zealand, a vigorous missionary...
How Complete an Overthrow: Religious Conversion and National Character in Some Nineteenth Century Novels of Ancient Britain
In 1863 Charles Kingsley wrote, "Truth, for its own sake, had never been a virtue with the Roman clergy. Father Newman informs us that it need not, and on the whole ought not to be."1 John Henry Newman, famously, responded with the Apobgia pm vita sua...
Learning to Die in London, 1380-1540
Learning to Die in London, 1380-1540. By Amy Appleford. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, Pp. 320. $65.00.)"Remember that you are dust," says the Anglican priest as he or she imposes the mark of Ash Wednesday, "and to dust you shall...
Mary Rose: Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the Extraordinary Life of Henry VIII's Sister/The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power
Mary Rose: Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the Extraordinary Life of Henry VIIFs Sister. By David Loades (Gloucestershire, England: Amberley Publishing, 2012, Pp. 288. $29.95, cloth.) The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of...
Oriel College: A History
Oriel College: A History. Edited by Jeremy Catto. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Pp. xx, 847. £85.00, $130.00.)On Jeremy Catto's retirement as a fellow of Oriel College in 2006, the editor of this volume, was hailed in The Spectator (10 June...
Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626
Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626. By Joshua Rodda. (Famham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2014, Pp. x, 232. $124.95.)As Joshua Rodda shows in this book, the formal disputation was one of the principal means of discussing religious issues...
Richard Hooker and Places of Worship - "In Due Season They Are All Pleasaunt and Good"
The essays in Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modem Britain, edited by Natalie Mears and Alec Ryrie, have revealed a great deal of information on how Elizabethan churchgoers worshiped, or better yet what they would have encountered as they entered...
Rising from the Ashes: A New Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary
Almost five years to the day that the historic 1881 Immanuel Chapel was ravaged by fire, around a thousand people gathered on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary for the consecration of a new chapel. Guests for the occasion included the archbishop...
The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. By Peter Baldwin. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014, Pp. 552. $35.00.)Who should profit, over the years, from the publication of a piece of writing: The author (and her/his heirs),...
The Early Church at Work and Worship: Vol 1 Ministry, Ordination, Covenant, and Canon
The Early Church at Work and Worship: Vol 1 Ministry, Ordination, Covenant, and Canon. By Everett Ferguson. (Cambridge, UK: James Clarke & Co, 2014, Pp. xii, 341. $50.00. paper)Everett Ferguson is a highly respected and honored specialist in early...
The Four Vision Quests of Jesus
The Four Vision Quests of Jesus. By Steven Charleston. (New York: Morehouse, 2015, Pp. 170. $20.00.)This is a deceptively simple autobiographical narrative of the encounter between Christian and Native American spiritualities. The sophisticated reader...
The History of American Higher Education
The History of American Higher Education. By Roger L. Geiger. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015, Pp. xviii, 564. $35.00.)Roger L. Geiger, distinguished professor of higher education at Pennsylvania State University, has written a work that...
The Making of Modern English Theology: God and the Academy at Oxford, 1833-1945
The Making of Modem English Theology. God and the Academy at Oxford, 1833-1945. By Daniel Inman. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014, Pp. xii, 334. $34.00, paper); Theology and Society in Three Cities: Berlin, Oxford and Chicago, 1800-1914. By Mark D....
The Rise of Advanced Ritualism in New York City: The Rev. Thomas McKee Brown and the Founding of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin
1 he Rev. Thomas McKee Brown achieved prominence as one of the leading ritualists in the Episcopal Church in the late nineteenth century. Although his mission and outreach produced remarkable results, his vocation and ministry were located clearly within...
The Vocation of Anglican Theology
The Vocation of Anglican Theology. Edited by Ralph McMichael. (Norwich: SCM Press, 2014, Pp. xii, 315. £35.00.)This collection of essays is published in the context of tensions within the Anglican Communion with the aim of renewal (xi). Its eight chapters...
Too Proud to Bend: Journey of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier
Too Proud to Bend: Journey of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier. By Nell Braxton Gibson. (Nell Braxton Gibson, 2014, Pp. xxix, 547. $20.00, paper; 15.00 Kindle.)This personal memoir charts a revealing journey toward freedom. Growing up as a young girl in the...
Working It Out: Growing Spiritually with the Poetry of George Herbert/A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems
Working It Out: Growing Spiritually with the Poetry of George Herbert. By Joseph L. Womack. 2nd edition. (Ashland, Virginia: Everyday Education, LLC, 2014, Pp. x, 216. $17.95, paper); A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved...
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