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. 84, No. 4, December

A Dog's History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans
A Dog's History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans. By Laura Hobgood-Oster. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2014, Pp. 188. $29.95.)Some priests appreciate the annual blessing of the animals service more than others, and some...
Annual Membership Meeting Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City 23 June 2015
The Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard, president of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church convened the annual membership meeting Monday evening 23 June 2015 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. HSEC secretary, Dr. J. Michael Utzinger,...
Archbishop Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury
Archbishop Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury. By Andrew Atherstone. (New York, New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2013, Pp. viii, 152. $20.00); Rowan Williams: His Legacy. By Andrew Goddard. (Oxford, England: Lion Hudson, 2013, Pp. vii, 336. $16.95.)In...
Celebration Sunday: Trinity Church, Wall Street
Standing at the head of Wall Street on Broadway in lower Manhattan, Trinity Church was founded in 1697. Established during the British occupation of New York and recognized by royal charter, Trinity was the first Anglican church on the island of Manhattan.A...
C. S. Lewis-A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet/A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis-A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet/A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis-A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. By Alister McGrath. (Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2013, Pp...
C. S. Lewis and Friends: Faith and the Power of Imagination
C. S. Lewis and Friends: Faith and the Power of Imagination. Edited by David Hein and Edward Henderson. (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2011, Pp. x, 149. $18.00.)The purpose of this brief volume of essays is to explore the relationship of faith, imagination...
Histories of American Christianity: An Introduction
Histories of American Christianity: An Introduction. By Christopher H. Evans. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2013, Pp. xi, 403. $44.95, paper.)"If one rereads the pages of this book," writes Christopher Evans in the book's epilogue, "one does...
Magna Carta
Magna Carta, introduction by David Carpenter. (New York: Penguin Classics, 2015, Pp. 624. $25.00, paper.)On 15 June 1215 the course of English history changed. His barons had read the riot act to vastly unpopular King John (reign 1199-1216), curbing...
Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching/Maria Stewart, the Bible and the Rights of African Americans/Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genuis in Bondage/Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible
Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching/Maria Stewart, the Bible and the Rights of African Americans/Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genuis in Bondage/Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the BibleArmstrong, Julie Buckner. Mary...
Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude
Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude. By Joerg Rieger and Kwok Pui-Lan. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, Pp. vii, 155. $21.95, paper.)At the time of this review of Occupy Religion, Occupy Central with Love and Peace was rallying...
Preaching in Eighteenth-Century London
Preaching in Eighteenth-Century London. By Jennifer Farooq. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Boydell Press, 2013, Pp. v, 345. $115.00.)Jennifer Farooq's ambitious book examines the cultural centrality of preaching in eighteenth-century London. Acknowledging...
Reason and Religion during the Revolutionary Period: Robert Morris' Views on Omnipotence and the Afterlife
Reason and Religion During the Revolutionary Period: Robert Morris' Views on Omnipotence and the AfterlifeRobert Morris (1734-1806) was an Englishman from Liverpool who became an influential American statesman and one of the richest merchants in North...
Religion and Sports in American Culture
Religion and Sports in American Culture. By Jeffrey Scholes and Raphael Sassower. (New York: Routledge, 2014, Pp.159. $44.95.)While several books have been written engaging the relationship between religion and sport, very few, if any, provide the in-depth...
Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation
Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation. By Malcolm B. Yarnell III. Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, Pp. xii, 320. $125.00.)The preface to this book describes its central idea as a "revisionist thesis...
Society Announcements
Nelson Burr PrizeThe Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its recipient of the 2015 Nelson R. Burr Prize, the Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian. Dr. Vivian teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at California State...
"So What Are You Going to Do with That?" Finding Careers outside Academia
"So What Are You Going to Do with That?" Finding Careers Outside Academia. By Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015, Pp. xii, 149. $16.00.)Given the changing nature of ordained ministry, the subtitle of this book...
The Marriage of Faith: Christianity in Jane Austen and William Wordsworth
The Marriage of Faith: Christianity in Jane Austen and William Wordsworth. By Laura Dabundo (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2012, Pp. i, 152. $35.00.)In this book Laura Dabundo points up the centrality of Christianity, specifically the theology...
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation. Edited by Peter Marshall. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. x, 303. $39.95.)It is difficult to stand out in the crowd of introductory reformation histories, with several estimable texts suitable...
The Student's Companion to the Theologians
The Student's Companion to the Theologians. Edited by Ian Markham. (Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, Pp. xx, 556. $51.95, paper.)In this work, Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, seeks to introduce students...
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief By George M. Marsden. (New York: Basic Books, 2014, Pp. xxix + 219. $26.99); Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. By Molly Worthen....
"Those Times Can Tell the Story": The Anglican Reformation, Henry VIII's Succession Statutes, and England's Exclusion Crisis, 1679-1681
T he arrest and prosecution of Richard Thompson reveals the importance of English Reformation history to the political and religious dynamics central to the Exclusion Crisis, a period in En- glish history that witnessed the attempted exclusion of the...
Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England
Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England. By Kenneth L. Campbell. (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books [Rowman & Littlefield], 2012, Pp. x, 225. $85.00.)Kenneth L. Campbell, professor of history at Monmouth...
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