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By Bruce Kaye

What's the nature of global Anglicanism in a postcolonial, worldwide age? This ebook offers the foremost to figuring out either the nature of this Christian culture and the fundamental nature of present disputes. It describes the principles of the culture and descriptions its relevant ideals and practices, concentrating on undertaking, liturgy, engagement with others, and gear, 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 appears to the demanding situations of the longer term.

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Forming an Anglican nation in England 25 influence went a long way towards bringing it into real political and social existence. In doing so he helped to shape the way in which the Norman Conquest reinforced the sense of Englishness by a political and ecclesiastical consolidation of the country. He facilitated a way of seeing the nation as Christian, with an ecclesiastical hierarchy and a monastic tradition, with its own English character and a sense of belonging to catholic Christianity in Europe.

The allegiance to the Pope came to be seen more in religious terms than in political terms. That change in perception implied a dramatic shift in the terms of understanding about both the nature of religion and its political significance. The Pope was not now seen as commanding allegiance of any significant political kind. Clearly gone were the days when English kings corresponded with the Pope in order to refuse his demands of fealty. The great crisis of church and state of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when Pope and crown claimed jurisdiction over the totality of human life had resulted in a stand-off.

However, it was a very long century between the publication of Locke’s essay and the manifest upheavals in the established position of the church 33 34 J. Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity: as delivered in the Scriptures, ed. J. C. Higgins-Biddle (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998). See J. Milbank, C. Pickstock and G. ), Radical Orthodoxy. A New Theology (London: Routledge, 1999), p. 23. 38 An Introduction to World Anglicanism and the assumptions of political and social life which emerged in the period 1828–33.

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