Anglican and Evangelical?
At a time when the Anglican Communion is in crisis, this is a very timely book that looks at the common ground between the differing wings of the Church of England. At a time when Anglican and Evangelical seem...
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At a time when the Anglican Communion is in crisis, this is a very timely book that looks at the common ground between the differing wings of the Church of England.
At a time when Anglican and Evangelical seem to be increasingly polarised rather than part of the same tradition, an Evangelical Anglican takes a fresh look at the historical and contemporary expressions of each to assess their distinctive standpoints, to show how much common ground they share and to examine what this means for the church today. Practitioners who consider themselves on one or the other side of the debate, as well as those who would ally themselves with both traditions, will welcome this new appraisal with its insight into meeting points and mutual goals. This is a vital contribution for all who are concerned to arrest the perception, whatever the reality, of the Anglican church's inexorable decline.
Revd Dr Richard Turnbull (MA (Oxon), PhD, CA) is Principal of Wycliffe Hall within Oxford University. As Principal, Richard gives leadership to the Hall, teaches and represents the Hall externally, but above all seeks to inspire the students in their calling to Christian ministry, with a passion for Jesus, the Bible and evangelism.After eight years as a Chartered Accountant in London and Southampton, Richard received a first class honours degree in Theology at Durham University and wrote his doctoral thesis on Evangelical Theology and Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century. During his eight years of parish responsibility as a vicar in Basingstoke, Richard has contributed in many ways to the wider work of the Church of England, as a member of the Archbishops Council, Chair of the Business Committee of the General Synod and Chairman of the House of Clergy of the Winchester Diocesan Synod. He has also chaired major church review committees. Richard was appointed Principal of Wycliffe Hall in 2005. Richards current research/interests are Evangelicalism, Anglicanism, Evangelical Spirituality, and the Reformation.