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An Introduction to World Anglicanism
     

An Introduction to World Anglicanism

by Bruce Kaye
 

ISBN-10: 0521853451

ISBN-13: 9780521853453

Pub. Date: 07/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age? This book provides the key to understanding both the character of this Christian tradition and the essential nature of current disputes. It describes the foundations of the tradition and outlines its central beliefs and practices, focusing on mission, liturgy, engagement with others, and power,

Overview

What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age? This book provides the key to understanding both the character of this Christian tradition and the essential nature of current disputes. It describes the foundations of the tradition and outlines its central beliefs and practices, focusing on mission, liturgy, engagement with others, and power, knowledge and authority in the church. It includes chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality in the public life of the church, and the final chapter looks to the challenges of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521853453
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/14/2005
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Foundations: 1. The nature of the story as a tradition; 2. Forming an Anglican nation in England; 3. Forming Anglican churches around the world; Part II. Practices of Mission: 4. The practices of mission - changing outlooks; 5. Liturgical formation; 6. Patterns of engagement - political; 7. Patterns of engagement - relating to other traditions; 8. Influence, organisation and power in the church; 9. Ministerial offices - ordination; 10. Ministerial offices - ordination of women; 11. Ministerial offices - homosexuality and the public life of the church; Part III. Beliefs: 12. Beliefs - knowledge and authority in the conversation; 13. Beliefs: ecclesiology; 14. Beliefs: other themes in the contemporary agenda; 15. Afterword.

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