The Anglican Tradition
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.