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. 2, June

America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation. By Grant Wacker. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014, Pp. 413. $27.95); Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement. By Alister Chapman. (New...
Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion
Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion. By Martyn Percy. (Farnham, Surrey, England, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2014, P. xiii, 225. $34.95.)Martyn Percy is a theologian, educator, sociologist, lecturer, editor, and prolific author, all...
Archbishop Howley, 1828-1848
Archbishop Howley, 1828-1848. By James Garrard. Farnham, Surrey, England, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing, 2015, Pp.188. $104.95.)In making reference to Anthony Trollope's classic portrait of nineteenth-century church reform, The Warden (London:...
Archbishop Pole
Archbishop Pole. By John Edwards. Farnham, Surrey, England, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing, 2014, Pp. 330. $124.95.)John Edwards has added the biography of Archbishop Reginald Pole, England's last Roman Catholic primate, to the Ashgate Archbishops...
Arthur Cleveland Coxe, the Ante-Nicene Fathers, and Roman Catholicism
young convert to the Episcopal Church,1 Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1818-1896) imbibed high-church views at General Theological Seminary in New York.2 At the time, this seminary was considered "the Oxford of American Anglicanism," "the centre of electric...
Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation
Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation. By Andrew Pettegree. (New York: Penguin Press, Pp. xvi, 383. $29.95.)Andrew Pettegree's Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation is not so much a biography of Martin...
Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God
Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God. By Baird Tipson. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. 476. $74.00.)Historians have spent the past fifty years softening the image of Puritans as dour busybodies, instead...
Latitudinarian Politics and the Shadow of Locke *
Historians have long discussed whether Anglican latitudinarianism was a stiff program that stemmed out of a tiny heterodox faction whose theological ideas departed from (and even stood against) mainstream Christianity, or rather an eclectic approach...
More Than I Can Say: Michael Peers : A Memoir
More Than I Can Say: Michael Peers : A Memoir. Edited by Michael Ingham. (Toronto: ABC Publishing, Anglican Book Centre, 2014, Pp. 158. $23.99.)A memoir with contributions from some eighty friends, family, and colleagues could be quite a wide ranging...
Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction
Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction. Edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski. (Maryland, Plymouth UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, Pp. 332. $34.00.)This new edited collection is so much more than a series of essays....
Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626/the Laudians and the Elizabethan Church/Unity in Diversity: English Puritans and the Puritan Reformation, 1603-1689
Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626. By Joshua Rodda. (Farnham, Surrey, England, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013, Pp. x, 232. $124.95); The Laudians and the Elizabethan Church. By Calvin Lane. Religious Cultures...
Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms
Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms. Edited by Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore. (New York: New York University Press, 2014, Pp. 256. $26.00, paper.)This collection of essays and reflections emerged...
Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work
Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work. By W. Bradford Litdejohn. (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2015, Pp. vii, 205. $25.00, paper.)Since Richard Hooker continues to be labeled the "father of Anglicanism," Brad Littlejohn's book is a must...
The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus
The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus. By Dallas Willard. Edited by Rebecca Willard Heatley. (San Francisco: HarperOne, 2015, Pp. xi, 191. $26.99.)When a well-respected author is published posthumously it gamers attention,...
The American Constitution and Religion
The American Constitution and Religion. By Richard J. Regan. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013, Pp. ix, 282. $24.95, paper.)Richard J. Regan is a Jesuit priest with degrees in law and political science. He has published...
The Burial of the Dead: Christ Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey
On this stifling June morning, about seventy persons are gathered in Christ Church for a funeral. Fortunately, the historic church is airconditioned-still somewhat unusual in the Northeast. The dearly departed was but sixty-seven years old, and a prominent...
The Church of England and the First World War/Canadian Churches and the First World War
The Church of England and the First World War. By Alan Wilkinson. (Cambridge, U.K.: Lutterworth Press, 2014, Pp 370, 12 illustrations. $41.00); Canadian Churches and the First World War. Edited by Gordon L. Heath. (Cambridge, U.K.: Lutterworth Press,...
The Ordination of a Priest on Pentecost: Christ Our King Anglican Church, New Braunfels, Texas
In 2008 the rector and majority of the congregation (over two hundred people) of St John's Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas, planted a new congregation: Christ Our King Anglican Church, which would eventuallyjoin the International Diocese of...
The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia
The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia. Edited by Felix Wilfred. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Pp. 684. $160.00 cloth.)Felix Wilfred's edited volume, The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia, is a substantial resource that should be...
The Recent Unpleasantness
The Recent Unpleasantness. By Harold T. Lewis. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2015, Pp. 119. $16.00, paper).History, it is said, is written by the winners. Sometimes it may be more accurate, however, to say that history is written by the survivors....
The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War: A History in Documents
The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War: A History in Documents. Edited by Robert R. Mathison. (New York: Routledge, 2015, Pp. xxii, 491. $230.00.)This is a handsome book that would be an ornament on any coffee table but whether...
The Wisdom of the Spirit: Gospel, Church and Culture
The Wisdom of the Spirit: Gospel, Church and Culture. Edited by Martyn Percy and Pete Ward. (Farnham, Surrey, England, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2014, P. xii, 193. $104.95.)Andrew Walker is a far more familiar name to readers in the United Kingdom...
Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community
Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community. Selected with an Introduction by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Orem. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2014, Pp. 197. $22.00.)Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a pioneering American religious writer on...
Through A Glass Darkly: The Episcopal Church's Responses to the Mexican Iglesia De Jesús 1864-1904
1 hroughout the nineteenth century, the relationship between the United States and its neighbor to the south was a complicated and sometimes violent one. Within less than two decades after winning independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico had fought and...
To the Glory of God the Father
To the Glory of God the Father. By Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic. (Sebastian Press: Alhambra, California, 2015, Pp. 215. $20.00.)The history of the relations of the Episcopal Church with the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States have been recently given...
Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times
Cynthia A. Kierner and Sandra Gioa Treadway. Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times. Volume 1. (Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015, Pp. 372, index. $89.95, cloth; $34.95, paper.)Virginia Women is unabashedly compensatory history, designed...
Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity/Women's Voices in Tudor Wills, 1485-1603: Authority, Influence and Material Culture
Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity. By Julie A. Chappell and Kaley A. Kramer, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2014, Pp. ix, 198. $74.99, ebook; $95.00, cloth); Women's Voices in Tudor Wills, 1485-1603: Authority,...
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