What is the Church? The Anglican answer to this question is clearly given in this unrivalled short guide to what the churches in the Anglican Communion believe about themselves and their position in relation to others, such as the Orthodox Churches, the Roman Catholic Church and the Churches of the Reformation. In a clearly structured way, Paul Avis explains Anglican history and theology, making his book an ideal introduction, as well as a handy reference tool for clergy and theological teachers. This new edition is expanded and updated to take account of Anglican and ecumenical developments. It also includes questions to stimulate reflection and discussion, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.