An Introduction to World Anglicanism by Bruce KayeAn Introduction to World Anglicanism by Bruce Kaye

An Introduction to World Anglicanism

byBruce Kaye

Paperback | July 7, 2008

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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.
Title:An Introduction to World AnglicanismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:July 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521618665

ISBN - 13:9780521618663


Table of Contents

Introduction; 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.

Editorial Reviews

"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