Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism / Edition 1

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Overview

The Anglican conflict over homosexuality has drawn worldwide interest and divided the church. However, conflict within Christianity is not new. This book traces the steps by which the crisis emerged, and reveals the deeper debates within the church which underlie both the current controversy and much earlier splits.

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'Timely, stimulating, and infused with sociological insight, this book deserves a wide readership.' Theology

'A welter of books have appeared dealing with the last decade or so of angry noise in the Anglican Communion about sexuality, but this one is likely to have more staying power than most … [the author] does an admirable job … It would be reassuring to suppose that this last movement of his operetta is as clear-sighted as the rest of a useful and timely analysis.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521851206
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William L. Sachs is Director of the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. He is author of Renewing the Ties that Bind (2004), The Transformation of Anglicanism (1993) and Of One Body: Renewal Movements in the Church with Joseph W. Trigg (1986) and over 150 articles.

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Table of Contents

1 A definitive moment 1

2 The shape of early Christian unity 29

3 When ideals encounter realities 61

4 Reform and the power of the periphery 86

5 Anglican tradition and local prerogative 114

6 The triumph of indigenous Anglicanism 139

7 The rise of Liberalism 164

8 In search of the pure church 194

9 Beyond warring parties? 220

Index 251

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