The Anglican Tradition


129 pages
ISBN 0-919891-10-1




Edited by Richard Holloway
Reviewed by P.J. Kemp

P.J. Kemp was a journalist living in Brigham, Quebec.


Introspection and self-analysis are natural companions of religious feeling, but in volumes like The Anglican Tradition they become more of a neurotic manifestation. The writers try to offer some historical and critical overview of Anglicanism, but the results are a rather wistful and fretful questioning of why the Anglican religion doesn’t appear as compelling and dynamic as, for instance, Catholicism. Moreover, it isn’t a question that gets answered — it is just defensively picked apart. Holloway et al. should realize that this rather defensive attitude renders a religion only another social system, thereby losing what appeal and force it may have had.


“The Anglican Tradition,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed November 28, 2023,