By Bruce Kaye
What's the nature of global Anglicanism in a postcolonial, international age? This ebook presents the most important to realizing either the nature of this Christian culture and the fundamental nature of present disputes. It describes the principles of the culture and descriptions its principal ideals and practices, concentrating on undertaking, liturgy, engagement with others, and tool, wisdom and authority within the church. It contains chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality within the public lifetime of the church, and the ultimate bankruptcy seems to be to the demanding situations of the long run.
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It was institutional matters that caused an organisational separation. In 1760 Methodist preachers are recorded as having celebrated communion, and in 1784 John Wesley laid hands on the ordained Anglican priest Thomas Coke as the Superintendent for Methodists in America. Coke Forming an Anglican nation in England 37 immediately changed this title to that of bishop, much against Wesley’s wishes. But Methodism and the religious revival associated with it not only marked out the political problem of a large body of organised but loyal home-grown dissent, it also marked out cultural changes in the way in which people understood the world in which they lived.
No bishop was to interfere in any way with monasteries. • Monks were not to wander from place to place without letters dimissory from their abbot. • Clergy were not to leave their own bishop. • Travelling bishops and clergy were to be content with the hospitality they were offered. • A synod was to be held twice each year, though because of practical difficulties it was actually agreed on an annual synod. • Seniority of consecration was to be the only test of seniority amongst bishops. • More bishops were to be appointed as required by numbers, but no actual decision was made about any new bishops.
Boniface grew out of the English church and went to evangelise the Germans. The nation of the English was also taking on more shape by means of the self-same forces. These political and religious realities make sense within the framework of understanding which Bede outlined in 11 Bede EH, IV,27, p. 260. 24 An Introduction to World Anglicanism his Ecclesiastical History of the English People. It was a theological exposition of the Christian story of the English, and as such a foundation chapter in the story of Anglicanism.
An Introduction to World Anglicanism (Introduction to Religion) by Bruce Kaye