The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

Hardcover | November 22, 2015

EditorMark D. Chapman, Sathianathan Clarke, Martyn Percy

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The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian denomination and claims a membership of some 80 million members in about 164 countries. Given that there are only around two hundred countries in the world, this makes the churches of the Anglican Communion the most geographicallywidespread denomination after Roman Catholicism. The 44 essays in this volume embrace a wide range of academic disciplines: theological; historical; demography and geography; and different aspects of culture and ethics. They are united in their discussion of what is effectively a newinter-disciplinary subject which we have termed "Anglican Studies". At the core of this volume is the phenomenon of "Anglicanism" as this is expressed in different places and in a variety of ways across the world.This Handbook covers a far broader set of topics from a wider range of perspectives than has been hitherto attempted in Anglican Studies. At the same time, it doesn't impose a particular theological or historical agenda. The contributions are drawn from across the spectrum of theological views andopinions. It shows that the unsettled nature of the polity is part of its own rich history; and many will see this as a somewhat lustrous tradition. In its comprehensive coverage, this volume is a valuable contribution to Anglican Studies and helps formulate a discipline that might perhaps promotedialogue and discussion across the Anglican world.

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The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian denomination and claims a membership of some 80 million members in about 164 countries. Given that there are only around two hundred countries in the world, this makes the churches of the Anglican Communion the most geographicallywidespread denomination after Roman Catholicism. The ...

Mark D. Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford, England and Reader in Modern Theology at the University of Oxford. Sathianathan Clarke holds the Bishop Sundo Kim Chair for World Christianity and is Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission at the Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. Martyn Percy is Dean o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.68 inPublished:November 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsIntroductionPart I: Historiography1. Bruce Kaye: 'Anglicanism' before the Reformation2. Alec Ryrie: The Reformation in Anglicanism3. Paul Avis: Anglican Conciliarism: the Lambeth Conference as an Instrument of Communion4. Kevin Ward: Mission in the Anglican Communion5. Andrew Atherstone: Identities and Parties6. Mark D. Chapman: Varieties of Missionary BishopPart II: The Methods and Styles of Anglicanism7. Andrew McGowan: Anglicanism and the Fathers8. Paul Avis: Prayer Book Use and Conformity9. Jenny Gaffin: Anglican Wisdom10. Anne Loades: Anglican Spirituality11. Kenneth Stevenson: Anglican Aesthetics12. Marion Grau: Considering Hermeneutics, Method, and Cultural Diversity in Anglican and Episcopal ContextsPart III: The Contextualization of Anglicanism13. Robert Bruce Mullin: Anglicanism and the North American Revolutions14. Stephen Pickard: 'Home Away From Home': Displacement, Identity, and Anglican Ecclesiology in Australasia15. Marc Billimoria: Sri Lanka16. Victor Reginald Atta-Baffoe: West Africa17. Andrew C. Wheeler: 'God Has Come Amongst Us Slowly and We Didn't Realise It!' The Transformation of Anglican Missionary Heritage in Sudan18. Philip L. Wickeri and Paul Kwong: Sheng Kung Hui: The Contextualization of Anglicanism in Hong Kong19. Dan O'Connor: The Geography of AnglicanismPart IV: Anglican Identities20. Grace Davie: Establishment21. Miranda K. Hassett: Charismatic renewal22. Alister E. McGrath: Anglicanism and Pan-Evangelicalism23. Jenny Te Paa-Daniel: Indigenous Peoples: A Case Study on Being a Twenty-first Century Maori Anglican24. Sathianathan Clarke: Ecumenism and Post-AnglicanismPart V: Crises and Controversies25. Gerald O. West: The Bible26. Thabo Makgoba: Politics27. Paula D. Nesbitt: Doctrine28. Kathryn Tanner: Gender29. Andrew Goddard: Sexuality and Communion30. Clare Amos and Michael Ipgrave: The challenge of other religionsPart VI: The Practice of Anglican Life31. Sarah Rowand Jones: Episcopand#233; and Leadership32. Charlotte Methuen: Ecumenism33. Robin Gill: Congregational Life34. Martyn Percy: Context, Character, and Challenges: The Shaping of Ordination Training35. Cathy Ross: Mission36. Phyllis Tickle: Prayer37. Norman Doe: Canon LawPart VII: The Futures of Anglicanism38. Michael Battle: Race, Spirituality, and Reconciliation39. Susanna Snyder: Moving the Anglican Communion: Ethics and Ecclesiology in an Age of Migration40. Micah Eun-Kya Kim: Biblical Hermeneutics in the Context of 'Post-Anglicanism': Beyond Pax Anglicana41. Michael Nazir-Ali: Anglican Relations with Islam42. Janet Trisk: Authority, Theology, and Power43. Terry M. Brown: Anglican Way or Ways?44. A. Katherine Grieb: Anglican Interpretations of Scripture: Can Scriptural Reasoning Provide a Way Forward?