Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Mark D. Chapman
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Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction by Mark D. Chapman
Book DescriptionWhat is Anglicanism? How is it different from other forms of Christianity, and how did it come to have so many different versions throughout the world? Although originally united by location and a common belief, Anglicanism has gradually lost its pre-eminence as the English state church due to increasing pluralisation and secularisation. While there are distinctive themes and emphases which emerge from its early history and theology, there is little sense of unity in Anglicanism today. In Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction, Mark Chapman highlights the diversity of contemporary Anglicanism by exploring its fascinating history, theology, and structures. Putting the history and development of the religion into context, Chapman reveals what it is that holds Anglicanism together despite the recent crises that threaten to tear it apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192806932
(175mm x 111mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark D. Chapman
Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies, Hardback (October 2015)
This volume offers an authoritative treatment of Anglican Studies. Themes include historiography, method, identity, controversy, practice, and the future of Anglicanism.
Anglican Theology, Hardback (February 2012)
An introduction for students and lay readers on the Anglican tradition of doing theology. It seeks to explain the ways in which Anglicans have sought to practise theology in their various contexts. It is primarily a work of historical theology, which engages deeply with key texts and writers from across the tradition.
Established Church, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Mark D. Chapman
Offers an account of the history and theology of the establishment of the Church of England. This issue relates to the thorny problems of the reform of the House of Lords, and even to the future of the Monarchy. It aims to make the Catholic element within Anglicanism once more a positive force for the Gospel, and a model for effective mission.
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Author Biography - Mark D. Chapman
Mark Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College, Oxford, and is a historian and historical theologian. He is also Reader in Modern Theology, University of Oxford. He has written extensively on religion and its role in society. He is editor of numerous books and journals, and his publications include By what authority? Authority, Ministry and the Catholic Church (1997), Liturgy, Socialism and Life: The Legacy of Conrad Noel (2001), and Building Community in South Africa: A Christian Perspective (2003).
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