The New Puritans
The Rise of the Fundamentalist
By (author) Muriel Porter
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New Puritans by Muriel Porter
Book DescriptionReligious fundamentalism is a growing force in Australian society, but it is not confined to conservative Islam or to fringe denominations. In The New Puritans, Muriel Porter explains how the mainstream Anglican Church in this country is influenced by the ideological agendas of its largest and richest diocese, Sydney. Over the past few decades, Sydney Anglicans have increasingly modelled themselves on the sixteenth-century English Puritans. They have radically altered church services, relentlessly opposed all attempts to extend full equality to women in the Church, and joined forces with conservative Anglicans worldwide to prevent the blessing of same-sex partnerships and the ordination of gay people. Under the leadership of the charismatic Jensen brothers-Peter, the Archbishop of Sydney, and his brother Phillip, the Dean-Sydney poses a growing threat to mainstream Anglicanism. The New Puritans explores the Diocese's impact on the Church in Australia and internationally.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522851847
(200mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Muriel Porter
Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism, Paperback (August 2011)
Sydney Anglicans, always ultra-conservative in terms of liturgy, theology and personal morality, have increasingly modelled themselves on sixteenth century English Puritanism. This title unpacks how Australia's largest diocese developed its ideological fervour, and explores the impact it is having both in Australia and the Anglican Communion.
Sex, Power and the Clergy, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Muriel Porter
Sex abuse and the church have been a constant feature in headlines around the world for the past few years. With her insider's perspective, the author looks at the implicationsos such claims for the future of the clergy. And what about the victims? A provocative book to help demystify the workings of the Anglican Church.
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Author Biography - Muriel Porter
Dr Muriel Porter is a Melbourne journalist, religion commentator, author and historian. For the past twenty years she has been heavily involved in the governance of the Anglican Church of Australia. A laywoman, she is strongly committed to the cause of the ordination of women. She is married to an Anglican priest; they have two adult children.
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