Always Open: Being an Anglican Today

Always Open: Being an Anglican Today

by Richard Giles
     
 

ISBN-10: 1561012599

ISBN-13: 9781561012596

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Cowley Publications

Seventy million assorted individuals comprise a church family that is renowned for its rich diversity. Christians of all shades of belief together make up the Anglican Communion, a fellowship of churches that extends around the world and includes the Episcopal Church in the United States. At its best, the spirit of openness that marks this fellowship is a sign of

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Seventy million assorted individuals comprise a church family that is renowned for its rich diversity. Christians of all shades of belief together make up the Anglican Communion, a fellowship of churches that extends around the world and includes the Episcopal Church in the United States. At its best, the spirit of openness that marks this fellowship is a sign of openness to the Holy Spirit. Few Anglicans would presume to have “arrived” spiritually, and the door is always open to all who are seeking God. Whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or are exploring the denomination, Always Open is an excellent introduction to Anglican beliefs and practices. Down–to–earth and good humored, Always Open explains the essentials of the Anglican approach to authority, the Bible, social and moral questions, dialogue with people of other faiths, and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561012596
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : being rather than doing1
2What's in a name?5
3To begin at the beginning9
4Building blocks : essential elements of Anglicanism19
5From chains to CD Rom : the Anglican approach to scripture29
6Dogmas and dugouts : the Anglican approach to doctrine39
7Us and me : the Anglican approach to the church47
8Bouquets and bandages : the Anglican approach to the sacraments59
9Decently and in order : the Anglican approach to worship67
10Learning good habits : the Anglican approach to prayer79
11Checks and balances : the Anglican approach to authority91
12Loitering with intent : the Anglican approach to membership105
13Seeing both sides : the Anglican approach to moral questions113
14Sending us out : the Anglican approach to the wider community119
15Taking a lower seat : the Anglican approach to other traditions and faiths127
16Where do we go from here?137

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