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An Introduction to World Anglicanism

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  • Author: Bruce Kaye, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521618663

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  • 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.

    • Sees the current disputes among Anglicans in the context of a wider ongoing conversation and shared core beliefs
    • Addresses the challenges of diversity and the possibility of federalism, with non-British Anglicanism given much more weight than in most books
    • Provides key information on origins, doctrine and practice
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    "Kaye provides a solid background for understanding Anglicanism in the post-colonial era and the common bonds that unite the faithful, along with the differences." --R.M. Kollar, St. Vincent College: Choice Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521618663
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Bruce Kaye, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Bruce Kaye was General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia from 1994 to 2004. He is a cosmopolitan scholar and priest who, after studying in Sydney and taking his doctorate in Basel, held a post in the Theology Department at the University of Durham in the UK for twelve years before returning to the University of New South Wales in Australia. His visiting fellowships include periods in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Cambridge, and Seattle, and he is a regular visitor to North America. He is the author of eight books, editor of ten further volumes, and has written some sixty journal articles as well as contributing to newspapers, radio and TV. He is also the foundation editor of The Journal of Anglican Studies.

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