From the January/February, 2004 issue of Touchstone

The Bishop’s Progress by C. FitzSimons Allison

The Bishop’s Progress

Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism
by Gillis J. Harp
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003
(256 pages; $32.95, paperback)

reviewed by C. FitzSimons Allison

The historian Allen Guelzo has observed that the Episcopal Church has been “served by self-protective biography.” In Brahmin Prophet, Gillis Harp shows how true that is in regard to Phillips Brooks. Previous biographers of the dominant figure of the late-nineteenth-century Episcopal Church—A. V. G. Allen, William Laurence, Raymond Albright, and E. Clowes Chorley—largely ignored the romantic influence on and the denigration of doctrine in Brooks’s theology.

Harp’s significant contribution is not to det . . .


This article is only available to subscribers.

Login to Touchstone Online

Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!

subscription options

Purchase
Online Subscription

Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. That's only $1.66 per month!

Purchase Print &
Online Subscription

Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $29.95. That's only $2.50 per month!

Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.

OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)

Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.


more from the touchstone online archives

School's Out

29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

School's Out

Where Not to Send Young Children by S. M. Hutchens

The Light of Everyman

27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

The Light of Everyman

Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture, St. John's Proemium & Intercultural Understanding by Graeme Hunter

The Spy Who Turned Witness

28.3 — May/June 2015

The Spy Who Turned Witness

Whittaker Chambers's Lonely War Against Godless Collectivism by Hunter Baker

Higher Order Marriage

29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

Higher-Order Marriage

David J. Theroux on Progressive Myths & Christianity's Deeper Revolution

The Little Jesus Who Would

29.2 — March/April 2016

The Little Jesus Who Would

Robert Hart on Cutting Christ Down to One Size Fits Whatever We Want

The Still Small God

29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom by Anthony Esolen

Touchstone is published by

All content The Fellowship of St. James — 2017. All rights reserved.
Returns, refunds, and privacy policy.