Articles by James Clark

James Clark

James Clark is the Book Review Editor at The North American Anglican. He is currently a student at Yale Divinity School in the Master of Arts in Religion Program, concentrating in Philosophical Theology. His writing has appeared in Front Porch Republic, Themelios, and Evangelical Quarterly, as well as other publications.


Book Review: “Metaphysics in the Reformation”

Metaphysics in the Reformation: The Case of Peter Martyr Vermigli. By Silvianne Aspray. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. 176 pp. $80.00 (cloth). Attempting to discern a systematic approach to metaphysics in the Reformation quickly runs into a problem, namely that the Reformers generally did not treat metaphysical questions as such in their writings. As…

Book Review: “The Oxford Movement in Context”

The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760‒1857. By Peter B. Nockles. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 364 pp. $55.99 (paper). In Orthodox Anglican Identity, Charles Erlandson identifies four different “spiritualities” that are commonly thought to be encompassed within “orthodox Anglicanism” as a whole: Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, Charismatic, and Global. The Anglo-Catholic spirituality is…

The Witness of Beauty – An Introduction (Part 1 of 3)

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 At the turn of the twenty-first century, a revival of natural law took place among both Roman Catholics and Protestants. This revival has resulted in many contemporary Christian scholars affirming reason as the means by which “basic moral principles, assumed by and standing in agreement with biblical revelation, are…

Call for Book Review Submissions

Here at the North American Anglican, we would like to feature at least one book review a month. We are interested primarily in Anglican theology but in theology and Church history more broadly. If there is a book you’d like to review, send an email to editor@northamanglican.com containing the title and author of the book…

Book Review: The Ark, the Covenant, and the Poor Men’s Chest

The Ark, the Covenant, and the Poor Men’s Chest: Edmund Bonner and Nicholas Ridley on Church and Scripture in Mid-Tudor England. By Mark A. Newcomb. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2020. 288 pp. $26 (paper). “In recent decades, the idea of a direct connection between Erasmian Humanism and Protestantism has been historiographically discounted” (xv),…

Review – Take This Cup by Charles Erlandson

Take This Cup: How God Transforms Suffering into Glory and Joy. By Charles Erlandson. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2020. 216 pp. $46 (cloth); $26 (paper). Suffering, as Charles Erlandson observes, is the only universal human experience. Given that suffering is additionally “so heavy, so painful, [and] so destructive” (1), it is unsurprising that so…

Debating Perseverance: A Book Review

Debating Perseverance: The Augustinian Heritage in Post-Reformation England. By Jay T. Collier. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 240 pp. $105 (cloth). According to Jay T. Collier, there are two competing ways of understanding the Church of England’s identity in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Some scholars—such as…

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