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The Lambeth Conference

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Originating in 1867 under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference has proactively shaped the modern world by influencing areas as diverse as the ecumenical movement, post-war international relations, and the spiritual lives of hundreds of millions. A team of distinguished scholars from around the world now detail the historical legacy, theological meaning, and pastoral purpose of the Anglican Communion's decennial councils. The next Lambeth Conference will be crucial for the Anglican Communion, which is currently afflicted by destructive tensions over matters long central to Christian identity, such as the nature of holy orders, the definition of sexual morality, and the scope of ecclesial authority. Whether in supplication or celebration, both nurtured by diverse cultural contexts and furthered by the scope of ecumenical horizons, these essays break new ground. The Lambeth Conference is a faithful testament to generations past, and a spur to the ongoing restoration of Anglican theology and devotion in the present.

The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads

The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271081376
Author: Christopher Craig Brittain,Andrew McKinnon
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The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads by Christopher Craig Brittain,Andrew McKinnon Book Resume:

Worldwide debates over issues of sexuality and gender have come to a head in recent years in mainline and evangelical churches, with the Anglican Communion—a worldwide network of churches that trace their practice to Canterbury and claim some 85 million members—among the most publicly visible sites of contestation. This thorough and compelling analysis of the conflicts within the Communion argues that they are symptoms of long-simmering issues that must be addressed when Anglican bishops and archbishops meet at the 2020 Lambeth Conference. To many, the disagreements over such issues as LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage, and women’s ordination suggest an insurmountable crisis facing Anglicans, one that may ultimately end the Communion. Christopher Craig Brittain and Andrew McKinnon argue otherwise. Drawing on extensive empirical research and interviews with influential Anglican leaders, they show how these struggles stem from a complex interplay of factors, notably the forces and effects of globalization, new communications technology, and previous decisions made by the Communion. In clarifying both the theological arguments and social forces at play as the bishops and primates of the Anglican Communion prepare to set the Church’s course for the next decade, Brittain and McKinnon combine sociological and theological methodologies to provide both a nuanced portrait of Anglicanism in a transnational age and a primer on the issues with which the Lambeth Conference will wrestle. Insightful, informative, and thought-provoking, The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads is an invaluable resource for understanding the debates taking place in this worldwide community. Those interested in Anglicanism, sexuality and the Christian tradition, the sociology of religion, and the evolving relationship between World Christianity and churches in the Global North will find it indispensable.

Archbishop Ramsey

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Author: Peter Webster
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Archbishop Michael Ramsey’s archiepiscopate from 1961 to 1974 saw profound renegotiations of the relationship of the Church of England with its own flock, with the nation more widely, with the Anglican church worldwide, and with the other Christian churches. Drawing from unique source material in the Lambeth Palace Library archives and reproducing many original writings of Ramsey for the first time, this book explores key questions which surround Ramsey’s tenure. How did Ramsey react to the rapid hollowing-out of the regular constituency of the church whilst at the same time seeing sweeping changes in the manner in which the church tried to minister to those members? What was his role in the widening of the church's global vision, and the growing porousness of its borders with other denominations? And how did the nature of the role of archbishop as figurehead change in this period?

This Anglican Church of Ours

This Anglican Church of Ours [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770644393
Author: Patricia Bays
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This Anglican Church of Ours by Patricia Bays Book Resume:

This book is a guide to the Anglican church for those already travelling an Anglican path as well as for those who wish to explore it. Patricia Bays, who knows and loves her church, writes about all aspects of Anglicanism in an approachable style. She takes us from Celtic and Tudor England through the Reformation and Industrial Revolution to 21st century Canada and describes how the Anglican Church has met the challenges of change. Topics include: is there an Anglican theology? How do Anglicans make ethical decisions? What happens when we become ill or die? Who are the Anglicans?

The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191043427
Author: Mark D. Chapman,Sathianathan Clarke,Martyn Percy
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The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies by Mark D. Chapman,Sathianathan Clarke,Martyn Percy Book Resume:

The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian denomination and claims a membership of some 80 million members in about 164 countries. Given that there are only around two hundred countries in the world, this makes the churches of the Anglican Communion the most geographically widespread denomination after Roman Catholicism. The 44 essays in this volume embrace a wide range of academic disciplines: theological; historical; demography and geography; and different aspects of culture and ethics. They are united in their discussion of what is effectively a new inter-disciplinary subject which we have termed 'Anglican Studies'. At the core of this volume is the phenomenon of 'Anglicanism' as this is expressed in different places and in a variety of ways across the world. This Handbook covers a far broader set of topics from a wider range of perspectives than has been hitherto attempted in Anglican Studies. At the same time, it doesn't impose a particular theological or historical agenda. The contributions are drawn from across the spectrum of theological views and opinions. It shows that the unsettled nature of the polity is part of its own rich history; and many will see this as a somewhat lustrous tradition. In its comprehensive coverage, this volume is a valuable contribution to Anglican Studies and helps formulate a discipline that might perhaps promote dialogue and discussion across the Anglican world.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118320867
Author: Ian S. Markham,J. Barney Hawkins, IV,Justyn Terry,Leslie Nuñez Steffensen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion by Ian S. Markham,J. Barney Hawkins, IV,Justyn Terry,Leslie Nuñez Steffensen Book Resume:

This uniquely comprehensive reference work provides a globalaccount of the history, expansion, diversity, and contemporaryissues facing the Anglican Communion, the worldwide body thatincludes all followers of the Anglican faith. An insightful and wide-ranging treatment of this dynamic globalfaith, offering unrivalled coverage of its historical development,and the religious and ethical questions affecting the churchtoday Explores every aspect of this vibrant religious community– from analyzing its instruments of Unity, to its centralrole in interfaith communication Spans the Anglican Communion’s long history through to21st century debates within the church on such issues assexual-orientation of clergy, and the pastoral role ofwomen Features a substantial articles on the Church’s 44provinces, including a brief history of each Brings together a distinguished and international team ofcontributors, including some of the world’s leading Anglicancommentators

The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191641103
Author: Adrian Thatcher
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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. Not merely contentious and pervasive topics, sexuality and gender have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in the area. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores key methodological approaches, concepts, and issues, as well as current controversies within various denominations. Selected essays draw on reason as a distinct source of theology, discussing evolutionary biology and behavioural genetics, psychology, anthropological research, philosophical research, and queer theory. It examines the history of in theologies of sexuality and gender, with close analysis of the Bible and the Christian tradition. The final section considers theology in relation to different expressions of sexual identities. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.

Beyond Colonial Anglicanism

Beyond Colonial Anglicanism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0898697271
Author: Kwok Pui-Lan,Ian T. Douglas
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Beyond Colonial Anglicanism by Kwok Pui-Lan,Ian T. Douglas Book Resume:

A collection of fifteen provocative essays by a cadre of international authors. Examines the nature and shape of the Communion today; the colonial legacy; economic tensions and international debt; sexuality and justice; the ecological crisis; violence and healing in South Africa; persecution and religious fundamentalism; the church amid global urbanization; and much more.

Ambition

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Author: Emma Ineson
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Ambition by Emma Ineson Book Resume:

FOREWORD BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY Be ambitious for the Kingdom – and hang on to your soul! Counting things is very much on the table at the moment. But what is the theology around notions of ambition and success? Why do they sit so uncomfortably in a Christian context? After all, growth is not the preserve of big business when viewed through the lens of the story of God and his people. So, we need to ask, what is right about ambition for the Christian leader? And what were Jesus’ views? Inevitably (because everything interesting is paradoxical), success and failure are close bedfellows. The single most successful event in the history of humankind – the victory of love over sin and death – looked very much like one man, naked, shamed and abandoned by most of his followers, hanging on a cross. If we keep a vision of the Kingdom of God at the centre of all we do, we cannot go far wrong. This lively and liberating book includes a brilliant take on Jesus’ teaching in ‘The Beatitudes for Ambitious Leaders’. Here Emma Ineson describes key spiritual dispositions that will enable us – whether in the church or living out our vocation elsewhere – to do just that.

Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism

Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351896504
Author: Muriel Porter
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Sydney Anglicans, always ultra-conservative in terms of liturgy, theology and personal morality, have increasingly modelled themselves on sixteenth century English Puritanism. Over the past few decades, they have added radical congregationalism to the mix. They have altered church services, challenged church order, and relentlessly opposed all attempts to ordain women as priests, let alone bishops. Muriel Porter unpacks how Australia's largest and, until recently, richest diocese developed its ideological fervour, and explores the impact it is having both in Australia and the Anglican Communion.

The A to Z of Anglicanism

The A to Z of Anglicanism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780810870086
Author: Colin Buchanan
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The A to Z of Anglicanism by Colin Buchanan Book Resume:

Anglicanism arguably originated in 1534 when Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, which transferred papal power over the Church of England to the king. Today, approximately 550 dioceses are located around the world, not only in England, but also everywhere that the British Empire's area of influence extended. With an estimated total membership of about 75 million, Anglicanism is one of the largest and most varied Christian denominations. With such a long history and widespread flock, it is not easy to keep track of the variations of a religious community that has not ceased adapting since its inception. Hundreds of entries on significant persons and events, concepts and institutions, rituals and liturgy, and national communities, make this an invaluable reference for religious historians, theologians, and researchers. Also included are an introduction, a chronology that traces the church's evolution over time, and a bibliography.

God's Church for God's World

God's Church for God's World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640650539
Author: Robert S. Heaney,John Kafwanka K
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God's Church for God's World by Robert S. Heaney,John Kafwanka K Book Resume:

By identifying key theological, cultural, and practical issues for mission partnerships, this book aims to provide best practices for missions to thrive around the world. In an era where partnership and communion seem to be under threat, this book re-imagines mission partnership in a diverse and pluralist world. The theme of the Lambeth Conference 2020 is “God’s Church for God’s World,” and this volume serves as a theological resource for the conference and for those interested in the future of the Anglican Communion. Building on the work of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (VTS) and the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office, the book identifies and addresses key theological, cultural, and practical issues that need to be addressed for mission partnerships to thrive. Key among these issues is listening: listening to one another is a profound challenge given socio-economic differences, power differentials, and linguistic divides. Drawing from mission experience, the authors offer best practices for discipleship as listening. Written across cultural differences, the authors hail from Zambia, the United Kingdom, Haiti, India, Latin America, Native American, South Africa, Turkey, the United States, and Lebanon. Each chapter invites readers to explore issues in their context through hearing scripture, hearing each other, and hearing the Spirit.

Archbishop Fisher, 1945–1961

Archbishop Fisher, 1945–1961 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131717979X
Author: Andrew Chandler,David Hein
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Archbishop Fisher, 1945–1961 by Andrew Chandler,David Hein Book Resume:

Archbishop Fisher’s archiepiscopate reflected the central issues of his time and place. It was Fisher who oversaw an immense programme of reforms which effectively recast the institutions of the Church of England for generations to come. It was Fisher who proved to be the essential architect, politician and diplomat behind the creation of a worldwide Anglican Communion. His determination to promote the development of relations with other churches produced a vital contribution to the cause of ecumenism, which culminated in his momentous meeting with Pope John XXIII. Archbishop Fisher was a vigorous participant in the questions which defined national and international life. This book explores Fisher’s influence on major contemporary issues and events, including divorce-law reform and capital punishment at home and the end of Empire and the most dangerous years of the Cold War abroad. This new biography establishes the continuing significance not only of the office of Archbishop in the Church but also of the Church at large in the tumultuous world of the later twentieth century. A final section of original source material includes letters, sermons and other writings bringing vividly to life the range and character of Fisher's public and private role.

Becoming a Bishop

Becoming a Bishop [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0567657302
Author: Paul Avis
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Why Bishops? What's so special about Bishops? What are Bishops called to and how best can they do it? This book is the single resource of answers to all the questions one could conceivably have about what a Bishop is and their function and purpose in the Church. Paul Avis offers a fascinating account of the ministerial identity of the bishop, and in particular the tasks and roles of episcopal ministry. Placing the Bishop within his wider ecclesiological framework, Avis illuminates the role of the individual in episcopal ministry. The book sets the vital work of a Bishop within an ecclesiological framework: the Bishop in the Anglican Communion, within the Church of Christ, within the purposes of God.

The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317014197
Author: Phillip Tovey
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The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion by Phillip Tovey Book Resume:

Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest. This development began in the Roman Catholic Church with the Vatican 'Directory on Sunday Worship in the absence of a priest' in 1988. The Methodist Church produced a service of Extended Communion in 1999, and the Church of England authorized 'Public Worship with Communion by Extension' in 2001. In this book Phillip Tovey examines these churches to discover the reasons for the production of these services and their theological rationale. An in-depth examination of case studies draws conclusions highly relevant to the wider church.

Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church

Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317106261
Author: Will Adam
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Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church by Will Adam Book Resume:

Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences not intended by the law as framed. In such circumstances the law may be changed but there may be broad policy reasons not to do so. The allied concepts of dispensation and economy grew up in the western and eastern traditions of the Christian church as mechanisms whereby an individual or a class of people could, by authority, be excused from obligations under a particular law in particular circumstances without that law being changed. This book uncovers and explores this neglected area of church life and law. Will Adam argues that dispensing power and authority exist in various guises in the systems of different churches. Codified and understood in Roman Catholic and Orthodox canon law, this arouses suspicion in the Church of England and in English law in general. The book demonstrates that legal flexibility can be found in English law and is integral to the law of the Church, to enable the Church today better to fulfil its mission in the world.

The English Reformation Revisited

The English Reformation Revisited [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1527522849
Author: David Salvato
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This book is a comparative study of two Church Communities, specifically the Anglican Communion and the Universal Catholic Church. It demonstrates what caused the Church in England to break away from the Catholic Church, and focuses on how English Law has influenced the Church of England since the sixteenth century, and how the Common Law system has molded its doctrine and ecclesiology. In its comparison, it follows the Churches’ histories from their inception up until the English Reformation. It highlights the differences between the two Church Communities from that time, and gives a detailed study of the two Church Communities’ understanding of law, authority and ecclesiology and how these influence the governing aspects of their respective communities. Concomitantly, it discusses the differences between the two main figures of each Community, the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This book will appeal to Anglicans, Catholics, historians, lawyers, theologians and Christians in general.

Religion and the Individual

Religion and the Individual [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317067819
Author: Abby Day
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What does religion mean to the individual? How are people religious and what do their beliefs, practices and identities mean to them? The individual's place within studies of religion has tended to be overlooked recently in favour of macro analyses. Religion and the Individual draws together authors from around the world to explore belief, practice and identity. Using original case studies and other work firmly placed in the empirical, contributors discuss what religious belief means to the individual. They examine how people embody what religion means to them through practice, considering the different meanings that people attach to religion and the social expressions of their personal understandings and the ways in which religion shapes how people see themselves in relation to others. This work is cross-cultural, with contributions from Asia, Europe and North America.

Law, Liberty and Church

Law, Liberty and Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317107462
Author: Gordon Arthur
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Law, Liberty and Church by Gordon Arthur Book Resume:

Law, Liberty and Church examines the presuppositions that underlie authority in the five largest Churches in England - the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union. Examining what has influenced their development, and how the patterns of authority that exist today have evolved, Gordon Arthur explores the contributions of Scripture, Roman Legal Theory, and Greek Philosophy. This book shows how the influence of Roman legal theory has caused inflexibility, and at times authoritarianism in the Roman Catholic Church; it explores how the influence of reason and moderation has led the Church of England to focus on inclusiveness, often at the cost of clarity; it expounds the attempts of the Free Churches to establish liberty of conscience, leading them at times to a more democratic and individualistic approach. Finally Arthur offers an alternative view of authority, and sets out some of the challenges this view presents to the Churches.

The History of the Spiritualism

The History of the Spiritualism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5521071970
Author: Doyle A.C.
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The History of the Spiritualism by Doyle A.C. Book Resume:

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. After the event of World War I, the famous writer drew almost all his attention towards spiritualism. “The History of Spiritualism” is one of the most extended of Doyle’s nonfi ctional works advocating this teaching. It contains a huge amount of essays on this topic, considering the many different aspects of this phenomenon.