Hot Under the Collar: Letters to the Anglican Journal, 1955–2005


282 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 1-55125-434-X
DDC 283'.71




Edited by Colin Proudman
Reviewed by A.J. Pell

A.J. Pell is editor of the Canadian Evangelical Review, an instructor of
Liturgy in the Anglican Studies Program at Regent College, Vancouver,
and pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Hope, B.C.


Since the “Letters to the Editor” page of any newspaper is often a
place of strongly worded and vehemently stated opinions, “Hot Under
the Collar” is a good title for a collection of letters to the editor
of a national monthly religious newspaper. This book provides a
selection of letters to the editors of the Canadian Churchman, now the
Anglican Journal, from 1955 to 2005. Colin Proudman, a former editor of
the Canadian Churchman, has combed through 51 years of published letters
to create this selection.

Proudman is to be thanked for intelligent editing and commentary, for
he has given readers a taste of issues both serious (e.g.,
Arab–Israeli conflicts and liturgical change) and humorous (e.g., a
poem about retirement). But this is a selection, and so will never
replace a visit to the Anglican Church of Canada archives.


“Hot Under the Collar: Letters to the Anglican Journal, 1955–2005,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 21, 2024,