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. 87, No. 1, March

Acts of Devotion: A Religious Community in American History
Acts of Devotion: A Religious Community in American History. By Jonathan C. Brown. (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Social Assessment Press, 2014, Pp. viii, 258. $59.99.)Few churches in America have a history richer than Zion Episcopal Church in Charles...
A History of the Episcopal Church Schism in South Carolina
A History of the Episcopal Church Schism in South Carolina. By Ronald James Caldwell. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2017, Pp. xvii, 527. $62.00, paper.)A seemingly interminable storm hangs over the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. Ronald James...
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918. By Joseph Loconte. (Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015, Pp. ix, 234. $24.99.)When Joseph Loconte's book...
Christianity, Conflict, and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific
Christianity, Conflict, and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific. Edited by Fiona Magowan & Carolyn Schwarz. International Studies in Religion and Society, vol. 26. (Boston: Brill, 2016, Pp. xii, 299. 142.00.)A conference in 2010 of the European...
Hurry Up and Wait: Old-Fashioned Catholicism in Montreal
The parish of St.John the Evangelist was established in 1861, and the present church was erected in 1878. The founding priest, Edmund Wood (1830-1909), introduced the principles of the Oxford Movement to St. John's and the Diocese of Montreal. The first...
Mourning Lincoln
Mourning Lincoln. By Martha Hodes. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015, Pp. 408. $30.00.)Following that fateful day in November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy asked the White House Usher to model President Kennedy's funeral on what was done for the funeral...
Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation
Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation. By Herbert Robinson Marbury. (New York: New York University Press, 2015, Pp. xix, 248. $26.00.)Dull is the person who will not "hear" this book. Each chapter...
Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World/Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England/William Perkins & the Making of a Protestant England/John Owen and English Puritanism, Experiences of Defeat/Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic
Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modem World. Edited by Alec Ryrie and Tom Schwanda, Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World, 15001800. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, Pp. 243. $100.00); Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early...
Samuel Davies, George Whitefield, John Rodgers, and the Legacy of the Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor in North America, 1750 - 1816 Part I
The Garden Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City was the site where the American Bible Society [ABS] was organized between 8-13 May 1816. In the consistory room, a convention of sixty delegates, lay and clergy from various denominations, assembled...
Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century
Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century. Edited by Howard D. Weinbrot. (San Marino: Hundngton Library Press, 2014, Pp. xi, 386. $55.00.)Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was one of the most distinguished figures in English literary history. Celebrated...
"Settling the Peace of the Church": 1662 Revisited
"Settling the Peace of the Church": 1662 Revisited. Edited by N. H. Keeble (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Pp. xviii, 270. $100.00.)This collection of essays focuses on a key episode in seventeenthcentury British religious history: the reestablishment...
South and North: The Exceptional Seminary Education of Walter Russell Bowie
In April 1908, Walter Russell Bowie wrote to his future wife Jean Laverack with a telling assessment of his seminary education. As commencement day approached, he declared that he was very "glad that I have had just such combination as I have had of...
The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy
The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy. By Robin M. Jensen. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017, Pp. x, 267, 65 illustrations. $35.00.)"Lift high the Cross! The Cross of Christ proclaim!" So begins a stirring hymn familiar to many readers of...
The English Revolution and the Roots of Environmental Change: The Changing Concept of the Land in Early Modern England
The English Revolution and the Roots of Environmental Change: The Changing Concept of the Land in Early Modern England. By George Yerby. (New York: Routledge, 2016, Pp. xiii, 271. $145.00.)George Yerby expertly chronicles the transformation of England's...
The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Currents, Contours, Charts
The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Currents, Contours, Charts. By Martyn Percy. (New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. xii, 217. $39.95, paper.)Martyn Percy is the dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; he was formerly principal of the Anglican seminary, Ripon...
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religions Crusade
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religions Crusade. By Philip Jenkins. (New York: Harper One, 2014, Pp. x, 438. $15.99, paper.)The First World War continues to generate a vast literature. Its causes hold an enduring fascination for both...
The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology
The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology. Edited by Katie G. Cannon and Anthony B. Pinn. (Oxford: University Press, 2014, Pp. 516. $150.00.)Among the most notable about the Oxford Handbook of African American Theology are its editors, Katie G....
The Rise and Fall of the Incomparable Liturgy: The Book of Common Prayer, 1559-1906
The Rise and Fall of the Incomparable Liturgy: The Book of Common Prayer, 1559-1906. By Bryan D. Spinks. (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2017, Pp. xi, 198. $24.00, paper.)Crediting the inspiration for this volume to Paul Bradshaw,...
The Routledge History of Genocide
The Routledge History of Genocide. By Cathie Carmichael and Richard C. Maguire. (London and New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2015, Pp. v, 348. $192.00, cloth.)At a recent conference on comparative genocide, one panelist so exasperated by...
Through the Lens: A Presiding Bishop's Ministry to the World
Through the Lens: A Presiding Bishop's Ministry to the World. By Richard Schori with Katharine Jefferts Schori. (Cincinnati: Forward Movement, 2015. x + 69 pp. $18.00 (paper).Dick Schori, professor of mathematics, spouse of the recentlyretired presiding...
Victorian Christianity at the Fin De Siecle: The Culture of English Religion in a Decadent Age/The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings/The Eucharistic Theology of Edward Bouverie Pusey: Sources, Context and Doctrine within the Oxford Movement and Beyond
Victorian Christianity at the Fin de Siecle: The Culture of English Religion in a Decadent Age. By Frances Knight. (London and New York, I. B. Tauris, 2016, Pp. ix, 294. $80.00); The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings. By Thomas O'Loughlin....
Warm, Welcoming, and Olde "Mother of the Churches" in the West Virginia Panhandle
If you stand on the right knoll near Olde St. John's in Colliers, you can gaze upon the rolling hills, mountains, pastures, and forests of five counties in three states. The little, red brick church in the northern panhandle of West Virginia stands along...
William Temple and Church Unity: The Politics of Ecumenical Theology
William Temple and Church Unity: The Politics of Ecumenical Theology. By Edward Loane. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, Pp. xiii, 254. $99.00.)William Temple (1881-1944) is remembered best today for his Readings in St. John's Gospel (London: Macmillan, 1939),...
World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights, Essays in Honor of Peter C. Phan
World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights, Essays in Honor of Peter C. Phan. Edited by Jonathan Y. Tan and Anh Q. Tran, S.J. (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2016, Pp. XV, 400. $48.00, paper); A Short World History of Christianity, Revised Edition. By Robert Bruce...
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