The Vocation of Anglicanism
:Paul Avis charts a pathway of theological integrity through the serious challenges facing the Anglican Communion in the first quarter of the twentieth century. He asks whether there is a special calling for Anglicanism as an expression of the Christian...
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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 twentieth 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 Reverend Prebendary Dr. Paul Avis, is General Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity of the General Synod of the Church of England, Sub Dean of Exeter Cathedral and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology.
He has written widely on Anglicianism and Theology, some of his recent publications include: God and the Creative Imagination: Metaphor, Symbol and Myth in Religion and Theology, An Introduction: The Anglican Understanding of the Church, Anglican Orders and the Priesting of Women, Divine Revelation, and Faith in the Fires of Criticism: Christianity in Modern Thought.
- :prefaceanalytical Contents<b>part I: The Vocation Of Anglicanism</b>1. The Vocation Of Anglicanism2. An Ecclesial Vocation3. A Missional Vocation4. A Covenantal Vocation5. A Peaceable Vocation<b>part Ii: Three-dimensional Anglicanism</b>6. The Claims Of Catholicity7. The Legacy Of The Reformation8. The Critical Imperative9. Catholic And Reformed - And Something More?<b>conclusion</b>10. The Vocation Of Anglicanismbibliographyindex