The Vocation of Anglicanism

The Vocation of Anglicanism

Author: Paul Avis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664631

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Paul Avis charts a pathway of theological integrity through the serious challenges facing the Anglican Communion in the first quarter of the 21st century. He asks whether there is a special calling for Anglicanism as an expression of the Christian Church and expounds the Anglican theological tradition to shed light on current controversies. He argues in conclusion that Anglicanism is called, like all the churches, to reflect the nature of the Church that we confess in the Creed to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. The book provides a clear view of the way that the Anglican tradition holds together aspects of the church that in other traditions are sometimes allowed to drift apart, as the Anglican understanding of the Church reveals itself to be catholic and reformed, episcopal and synodical, universal and local, biblical and reasonable, traditional and open to fresh insight. Avis combines accessible scholarly analysis with constructive arguments that will bring fresh hope and vision to Anglicans around the world.

The Vocation of Anglicanism

The Vocation of Anglicanism

Author: Paul Avis

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567684493

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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Paul Avis charts a pathway of theological integrity through the serious challenges facing the Anglican Communion in the first quarter of the 21st century. He asks whether there is a special calling for Anglicanism as an expression of the Christian Church and expounds the Anglican theological tradition to shed light on current controversies. He argues in conclusion that Anglicanism is called, like all the churches, to reflect the nature of the Church that we confess in the Creed to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. The book provides a clear view of the way that the Anglican tradition holds together aspects of the church that in other traditions are sometimes allowed to drift apart, as the Anglican understanding of the Church reveals itself to be catholic and reformed, episcopal and synodical, universal and local, biblical and reasonable, traditional and open to fresh insight. Avis combines accessible scholarly analysis with constructive arguments that will bring fresh hope and vision to Anglicans around the world.

The Vocation of Anglican Theology

The Vocation of Anglican Theology

Author: Ralph McMichael

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334029731

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The Vocation of Anglican Theology seeks to present a contemporary Anglican theology rooted in its sources but reaching into the future. A range of leading Anglican theologians, including Rowan Williams, Ellen Charry, Kenneth Stevenson, Mark Chapman and Kathryn Tanner reflect on key theological subjects such as Christology, ecclesiology and eschatology. Each subject pairs a selection of excerpts from Anglican theologians with an essay. This text is ideal for use in courses on Anglican theology. Indeed, it is hoped that it will prove to be the standard text for courses in Anglican theology throughout the Anglican Communion. In one volume, the student can meet Anglican theologians from the past and in the present, with the opportunity to learn and to inhabit a common Anglican future.

The Anglican Spirit

The Anglican Spirit

Author: Michael Ramsey

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596280042

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Archbishop Michael Ramsey was one of the church's most remarkable twentieth-century saints--wise and humble, humorous and compassionate. These introductory lectures on Anglicanism reveal the breadth of Ramsey's theological understanding, his ecumenism, and his vision of the church and the Christian life. Informal and conversational in style, the lectures offer an overview of Anglican theology, spirituality, and history. Ramsey begins with Anglicanism's enduring characteristics, including its dependence on Scripture, tradition--the ancient writers of the church who guide us in interpreting the Bible--and reason, our God-given capacity for divine revelation. Next Ramsey explores its teachings on theology and the sacraments, Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement, the renaissance of Anglican religious communities, and the evolving doctrines of creation, incarnation, and the Holy Spirit. The final section presents Ramsey's theology of the church and Anglicanism's relationship to Rome and the Orthodox churches.

Beyond Colonial Anglicanism

Beyond Colonial Anglicanism

Author: Ian T. Douglas

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898693577

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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This is a collection of fifteen provocative essays by a cadre of international authors that examine 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.

The Shape of Anglican Theology

The Shape of Anglican Theology

Author: Scott MacDougall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004517929

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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This book reveals the distinctiveness of Anglican theology, describing its boundaries and naming its particular characteristics, finally concluding that Anglican theology is a wisdom theology that seeks to build the capacity for faithful Christian discernment in belief and practice.

Twentieth Century Anglican Theologians

Twentieth Century Anglican Theologians

Author: Stephen Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119611189

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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A scholarly volume that reflects the rich diversity of Anglican theology With contributions from an international panel of writers, Twentieth-Century Anglican Theologians offers a wide-ranging view that presents a survey of over twenty diverse Anglican thinkers. The book explores well-known figures including William Temple, Austin Farrer, Donald MacKinnon, and John A.T. Robinson. These theologians are set in a wider context alongside others from India, China, Australia, Ghana, and elsewhere. Notably, the subjects include a number of women from Evelyn Underhill, the first woman to teach the clergy of the Church of England, to Esther Mombo, a major contemporary Anglican figure, from Kenya. The book reflects the rich diversity of Anglicanism, suggesting the ongoing vitality of this religious tradition. This important book: Contains information on a number of prominent women Anglican thinkers Includes contributions from experts from around the world Presents material on both familiar figures and others that are unjustly little known Written for students and teachers of Anglicanism, Anglican clergy, and ecumenical colleagues, Twentieth-Century Anglican Theologians is the first book to reflect the diversity of the Anglican tradition by considering its global theological representatives.

Anglicanism and the Christian Church

Anglicanism and the Christian Church

Author: Paul D. L. Avis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567088499

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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This is a work of considerable strategic importance for the ecumenical movement and for the Anglican Communion. It describes and interprets Anglican understanding of the Christian Church, from the Reformation to the present day.This book presents the development of Anglican identity and ecclesiology in its historical context, focusing particularly on Anglican engagement with the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions. The book also provides substantial accounts of the major Anglican theologians, from Richard Hooker to modern writers.In this new and expanded edition, Paul Avis includes discussions of the influence of evangelical theology and reflects on the integrity of Anglicanism for the future.

The Challenge of Change

The Challenge of Change

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898692778

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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Author Mark Harris, an Episcopal priest, says that Anglicans mostly define themselves by reflecting on their experience rather than by defining distinct theology or doctrine. Anglicans feel that their reason for being is bound up not with being Anglicans but with being Christians. This reticence to embrace an identity using the methods of other religious communities is a clear mark of Anglicanism, and yet, the identity as the Anglican Communion is a justifiable fellowship for this community. In this provocative text, the author addresses issues of authority and identity in the Anglican Communion as it emerges from modernity and explores a vision for it for the coming years.

Anglicanism

Anglicanism

Author: Duncan Dormor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826493564

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 457

A group of the brightest young Anglican theologians in Cambridge propose a coherent future for Anglicanism in the modern world at the start of a new incumbency at Lambeth.