The Identity of Anglicanism
Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology
By (author) Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
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Identity of Anglicanism by Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
Book DescriptionAnglicanism can be wonderful, mystifying and infuriating. For some it is an expression of the Church catholic, going back to the early Church and the apostles. For others it is a pragmatic compromise dating from Henry VIII's dynastic ambitions. Some see Anglicanism today as self-destructing, torn apart by internal pressures. Paul Avis expounds an Anglicanism that is both catholic and reformed and open to fresh insight. On this interpretation, what is distinctive about Anglicanism is its understanding of the Church and of authority. These issues are addressed in relation to the origins of Anglican ecclesiology, the diversity and coherence of the worldwide Anglican Communion, its understanding of baptism and the Eucharist, the question of women priests and bishops, its ecumenical engagement and the internal conflicts of the early twenty-first century. This is a authoritive and passionate vindication of classical Anglicanism, evolving to respond to contemporary challenges.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567032034
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
In Search of Authority, Paperback (February 2014)
The issue of authority has been contended in Anglican Theology since the Reformation, and remains very much alive today. Setting his critique within its ecumenical context, Avis examines the way that Anglican theologians throughout history have developed their theories of authority in relation to the Bible, tradition, reason and experience.
John Calvin's Ecclesiology, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
A collection of essays by leading scholars assessing John Calvin's ecclesiology. It explores the development and fundamental legacy of Calvin's perspectives on and relationship with the church. It also features contributions on the use of Calvin's ecclesiology by later and modern/contemporary ecclesiologists.
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Author Biography - Rev. Dr. Paul D. L. Avis
Dr. Paul Avis is General Secretary of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity, Sub-Dean of Exeter Cathedral, and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Christian Church.
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