The list author says: "Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology is the most important development in Anglican publishing in the last 20 years. Attractively bound and introduced by some of Anglicanism's major scholars, these volumes portray the writings of some of Anglicanism's finest theologians. The title of the series, however, points to the fact that "spiritual theology" is as much about the heart as it is about the mind - an ideal that Anglicans have long held and, one hopes, will be assisted by this series in returning to."
"Volume One: the last great synthesizer of Anglicanism, Michael Ramsey was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1961 - 1974. He was deeply involved in ecumenical relations with both Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and felt a deep desire to draw together Protestants as well. This is an excellent introduction to Michael Ramsey's Spiritual Theology."
"A collection of lectures delivered at Nashotah House by Michael Ramsey after his retirement, this is the finest introduction to post-Reformation Anglicanism that you will find. Theological and historical, this volume looks back to the past and forward, as well."
"This is an excellent essay on the various facets of Michael Ramsey's theology, which show that his ecumenical focus existed as it did precisely because he was so deeply rooted in his Anglican tradition."
"Volume Two: considered by many to have been the most brilliant Anglican theologian of the 20th century, Farrer's writings are worth their weight in gold. In this reader, every other sentence is a theological jewel."
"One of many secondary works on Farrer, Slocum shows a clear mastery of the material that makes reading his dissemination simply fun. Farrer emerges as the rigorous theologian that he was, whose pastoral heart was fully joined philosophical mind."
"Volume Three: what we think of today as Anglicanism begins with the Oxford Movement, which started off as a political protest against the English government's interference with the Church of England, but grew to give a coherent understanding of the bishop - not the monarch - as the leader of the local church."
"This is probably the best general introduction to the Oxford Movement that you will find. Clearly written, historically oriented and thematically organized, Faught's fine volume is as easy to read as it is informative."
"Perhaps the most important book on the Oxford Movement written in the past 20 years, Nockles does a fine job detailing the political and theological shapes of the Oxford Movement, and the ways that they both were in continuity and discontinuity with their Anglican predecessors."
"Volume Four: the founder of Christian Socialism in the mid-19th century, Maurice was unique in his time for combining a strong sense of the need for social justice with a profound Prayer Book-based piety that wove together the scriptural and the sacramental in a truly harmonious fashion."
"The most recent volume on the founder of Christian Socialism, this sets Maurice in the context of the major theological shifts of his day. Morris may very well emerge as the interpreter of Maurice for the present generation."
"In many ways, this book is a collection of biographical sketches of major Christian Socialists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Not exclusively (but nonetheless predominately) Anglican in its focus, it ought to be read by every Anglican interested in his or her tradition."
"Volume Five: Gregory Dix was the most important Anglican liturgist since Archbishops Thomas Cranmer and William Laud. Dix's influence extended well beyond Anglicanism, and influence Roman Catholics and Methodists, among other Protestants. This fine collection reaches beyond Dix's best-known work, The Shape of the Liturgy, and brings forth many now-forgotten but important pieces of his writing."
"Volume Six. Traherne was one of the great poet-theologians of the Restoration (late-17th century) period in Anglican history. Many of his works were believed lost, however, until the early 20th century, when they were found. The influence, therefore, of this well respected poet upon Anglicanism has been muted; this volume, however, looks to begin changing that."
"This will prove to be a foundational monograph on Traherne for years to come. Inge writes with clarity, grace, and theological understanding, placing Traherne in his historical, Anglican context, as well as that of the wider Christian tradition."
"Volume Seven: Andrewes is best known, perhaps, due to an essay written by T. S. Eliot. Andrewes was one of the editors of the King James Bible, a great preacher and, as was learned after his the death, the composer of eloquent liturgical poetry, and Anglicanism today is very much a product of his influence."
"In Eliot's famous essay 'Lancelot Ancrewes,' he writes that Andrewes's sermons rank "with the finest English prose of their time, of any time." That essay may be found in this volume, along with others of Anglican and English literary interest."
"Volume Eight: a very nice introduction to the poet that Anglicans refer to as "Divine Herbert," due to the belief, which originated in Herbert's own lifetime, that his theology was inspired by the Holy Spirit."
"Volume Nine: focuseing upon Richard Hooker, the father of Anglican theology, this volume features key selections from all eight books of Hooker's unfinished work, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie (which we might modernize as The Laws of Church Government). Chapman's selections are excellent, providing readers with the finest primary-source introduction to Hooker currently available."
"A companion volume to the Folger Library Edition of Hooker's complete works, the essays in this volume cover topics such as politics, rhetoric, and theology. If you want just one secondary source on Hooker, make it this one."
"Volume Ten: Canterbury Press pushes and enriches the boundaries of Anglican memory by incorporating into their collection one of the twentieth century's greatest Biblical scholars. This volume is eagerly anticipated."
"A classic work on early Christian doctrinal development that sought to take seriously both the historical evidence and the conclusions reached by the orthodox. This monograph received the Collins Biennial Religious Book Award in 1977."
"Volume Eleven: I am, no doubt, a bit biased, but the goal of this volume is to offer a portrait of Caroline-era divinity without the later lenses imposed - sometimes fairly, sometimes not - by the nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholic movement. Sacral monarchy, devotional poetry, and attention to the comparative European confessional context all find a place here."
"King Charles I was the first canonized Anglican saint, and was added to the 1662 Calendar of Saints as King Charles the Martyr. Far more than people realize, Charles and his later cultus gave us Anglicanism as we know it today: liturgical beauty and dignity, a rich devotional life, and a strong tradition (at least, until recently) of political theology."
"Volume Twelve: Evelyn Underhill was the great female lay writer of the early twentieth century, and her writings, particularly her volume Mysticism, had influence far beyond Anglicanism. This is a fine introduction to Underhill, who continues to be a subject of considerable interest."
"Volume Thirteen: Archbishop Cranmer's liturgical reforms shaped the Anglican tradition quite profoundly into the mid-late twentieth century. No liturgy, however, stands alone, and this volume contains personal correspondence, theological writings, and doctrinal statements."
"This is the most recent study of Cranmer's liturgical theology - and it is brilliantly well done. If you want just one secondary source on Cranmer, this is the volume for you. Jeanes is immensely sensitive to what Cranmer was trying to do, and happily this results in a historical Cranmer who stands well outside of the petty squabbles of later church parties."