Originally published in English under the title: How to be an Anglican. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2003.
"These notes were written with some particular friends in mind: a group of adult confirmation candidates from a variety of backgrounds -- some Roman Catholic, some Pentecostal -- who found themselves at home in the parish I served, and who wanted to know more about the Anglican middle way. But whoever or wherever you may be, I hope that by reading this little book you will find something of value in our Anglican approach that might encourage you to keep us company on our journey home to God." -- Intro., p. 2.
"We are always open because we know only too well our constant need of God's mercy. Cast iron certainties are inappropriate when we can never be sure how God will choose to surprise us next. It might be in a carpenter's son from a one-horse town called Nazareth, or in the stranger in need of a bed for the night, or in the person that others want to banish from the church. One can never be too sure: best to remain open, always". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction : Being Rather than Doing -- What's in a Name ? -- To Begin at the Beginning -- Building Blocks : Essential Elements of Anglicanism -- From Chains to CD Rom : The Anglican Approach to Scripture -- Dogmas and Dugouts : The Anglican Approach to Doctrine -- Us and Me : The Anglican Approach to the Church -- Bouquets and Bandages : The Anglican Approach to the Sacraments -- Decently and in Order : The Anglican Approach to Worship -- Learning Good Habits : The Anglican Approach to Prayer -- Checks and Balances : The Anglican Approach to Authority -- Loitering with Interest : The Anglican Approach to Membership -- Seeing Both Sides : The Anglican Approach to Moral Questions -- Sending Us Out : The Anglican Approach to the Wider Community -- Taking a Lower Seat : The Anglican Approach to Other Traditions and Faiths -- Where Do We Go from Here ? -- Notes.
Author is an Anglican priest, formerly of the Church of England, now Dean of the Philadelphia Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
"Copyright Jacques Bossiere et 'Rencontres-International' ... Paris, Juin 2001". -- p. .
"A l'heure ou l'anglicanisme devient de plus en plus un phenomene mondial, en contraste avec l'Eglise etablie d'Angleterre, et face a une Europe unifiee et ouverte, a l'heure ou tant d'efforts sont fait pour rapprocher autant qu'il est possible les traditions propres aux nations, leurs institutions politiques, economiques, scientifiques, leurs interets et aspirations sur la scene internationale, il apparait, cet anglicanisme, comme une valeur sure, une ressource intellectuelle et spirituelle de premier ordre, a la fois democratique, tolerante et comprehensive, capable de rassembler et meme d'unir, en tenant compte de la diversite des dons et des optiques, tous ceux que preoccupent le maintien et l'expansion des valeurs essentielles du christianisme: valeurs dogmatiques, valeurs historiques de la tradition, valeurs spirituelles dans la soumission totale a la Parole de Dieu, a son Esprit et au Verbe Incarne." -- p. 5.
Includes bibliographical references, p. 76.
Contents: Un anglicanisme universel ? -- Une grande date dans l'histoire de l'Anglicanisme -- L'eclatement de l'Anglicanisme -- L'Anglicanisme francophone -- Accueil aux Nations Unies -- Inculturation chretienne -- Desanglicisation de l'Anglicanisme -- L'Anglicanisme et l'Europe -- Dimension spirituelle de l'Anglicanisme -- Une identite anglicane -- tolerance -- "comprehensiveness" -- Annexe: Vues anglicanes sur la notion de tradition -- Bibliographie sommaire -- Table des Matieres -- Cahiers de l'Anglicanisme Francophone.
Series "Editor: Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh". -- Cover.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. 158-164.
The author wrote this book to keep "alive in the Church of England of today the spirit of George Kennedy Allen Bell. archbishop's chaplain at Lambeth 1914-24, Dean of Canterbury 1924-29, episcopal secretary of the Lambeth Conference of 1930, for twenty-nine years Bishop of Chichester, life president of the World Council of Churches, the thirtieth anniversary of whose death falls just after the Lambeth Conference 1988. Bell's life expresses for me pre-eminently an Anglican vocation; one man's pilgrimage, often lonely, on the distinctively anglican 'middle way'." -- p. 3.
Contents divided into four main sections: I: Pointers to an Anglicanism -- II: By way of Bell -- III: A rediscovery ? -- IV: Envoi.
Contents: Series Foreword by The Archbishop of Canterbury dated Lambeth Palace, September 1986 / Robert Cantuar i.e. Runcie -- Acknowledgements -- Pointers to an Anglicanism -- I: Cri de coeur for an Anglicanism -- The formation of an Anglican: George Kennedy Allen Bell -- The signs of a new age: Fenton John Anthony Hort -- II: By way of Bell -- Bell: dogmatic and pastoral -- Bell: Christianity and the social order -- Bell: ecumenical relations -- Bell: mission and ministry -- III: A rediscovery ? -- Looking for the heart of the matter -- An impasse -- Toward a liberation -- The others -- in God's mercy -- IV: Envoi -- Appendix I: From G.K.A. Bell, 'The Modern Parson' (SCM, 1928), 130-133 -- Appendix II: General Synod of the Church of England: 3 July 1983: Debate on The Historic Resources of the Church of England: a Report by the Church Commissioners (GS 563) -- References -- Bibliography.
"Editor: Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh". -- cover.
Includes bibliography ( p. 96-97) and index..
"This book considers the three main tendencies of Anglicanism (Evangelism, Catholicism and the Middle Way). After looking at doctrine, priesthood, episcopacy, establishment, politics, internationalism, ecumenism and comprehensiveness, it predicts that all three tendencies will survive and may be joined by others. The conclusions and pointers will often be found controversial. But the author believes that `Anglicanism will remain a loose international conglomerate of Christians believing many different things. Its unity will be constantly strained: its members will be constantly tempted to disunity, but not above what most of them are able to bear. Anglicanism has the experience of containing differences, the tolerance of theological adventurousness, the confidence and prestige born of long existence, to carry this off. And truth, that elusive commodity made up of as many parts as matter itself, will be served as a result'." -- Back cover.
Contents: Series Foreword by The Archbishop of Canterbury dated Lambeth Palace, September 1986 / Robert Cantuar i.e. Runcie -- Diversity -- Doctrine -- Antiquity -- Priesthood -- Episcopacy -- Establishment -- Politics -- Internationalism -- Ecumenism -- Comprehensiveness -- Bibliography -- Index.
"The original conception of this book goes back some years. The writer, when in China, taught theological students Church History and other subjects related to Anglicanism, and was impressed by the lack of any book which sets out to do for the Anglican Communion the sort of thing done by the later Bishop of Chichester's 'A Brief Sketch of the Church of England'. .... The first draft of this book resulted, and, had circumstances permitted, it would have been translated into Chinese and published there. Since then much of the material has been used for lectures at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury; parts have been expanded, other parts cuts down, all has been written as for English readers, and the result is a new book". -- Preface.
Contents: The  Churches of the Anglican Communion -- Preface -- PART ONE -- To. !814 -- 1814-1836 -- 1836-1867 -- 1867-1888 -- 1888-1920 -- 1920-1956 -- PART TWO -- Anglicanism and the Bible -- Doctrine -- Worship -- Order and Organization -- Christian Unity -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Each of the chronological chapters divided into four geographic sub-sections: America -- Asia -- Australia and New Zealand -- Africa.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London and Beccles.
"Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Neil C. McMath, an annual lectureship, named by a special committee 'The McMath Lectures', has been established in the Diocese of Michigan. ... These lectures, delivered by the Bishop of Chester, on the occasion of the centennial of St. John's Church, Detroit, are the first in this series". -- Foreword.
"I would ask the reader to bear in mind the purpose of the lectures and to try to re-create the setting in which they were delivered. My objective was to express in a very small compass the splendor of the Anglican Communion in its Catholic and Reformed tradition. I was speaking to the man and woman in the pew and seeking to convey to them both the joy and responsibility of their membership in that part of the Catholic Church to which they have given their loyalty. The lectures were delivered on five consecutive week-days in April 1959, in the Church of St. John, Detroit". -- Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgement / G.E. -- Foreword / Richard S. Emrich, Bishop of Michigan -- Introduction -- The Origins of the Anglican Communion -- The Foundations of Anglicanism -- The Growth of the Anglican Communion -- Future Opportunities and Problems -- The Character of the Anglican Communion -- Author's Notes -- Bibliography.
"An explanation, in the light of history and theology, of the nature and working of the Anglican Communion, its relationship with other Christian groups, and its part in the movement for Christian union". -- cover.
Includes bibliography, p. -460 and index.
Contents: Preface / Stephen Neill -- Note to the Second Edition -- Beginnings -- Reconstruction -- Revolution -- Counter-Revolution -- Reformation -- The Seventeenth Century -- The Eighteenth Century -- Anglicans Abroad -- The Nineteenth Century in England: I -- The Nineteenth Century in England: II -- Expansion in the English-Speaking World -- A Missionary Church -- A World-Wide Communion -- Present Positions and Future Prospects -- What Then is Anglicanism ? -- Appendix I: How the Church of England is Governed -- Appendix II: The Anglican Communion To-Day -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Edited by Andrew Wingate, Kevin Ward, Carrie Pemberton [and] Wilson Sitshebo"..
Includes bibliographical references.
A collection of 75 essays by 86 contributors "compiled by the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies at the Selly Oak Colleges" -- Foreword, p. v.
Contents are divided into six main sections: "" -- The life of the church -- The Church in society -- Mission of the Church -- The Church and the future and intended to "show to fellow-Anglicans and ecumenical friends the breadth of experience and reflection taking place throughout the worldwide Communion." -- Intro. p. 1.
Contents of introductory section: Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury / George L. Carey -- The Contributors -- Editors' Introduction / Andrew Wingate, Kevin Ward, Carrie Pemberton, Wilson Sitshebo -- Salvation and other faiths: An Anglican perspective / Andrew Wingate -- The development of Anglicanism as a global communion / Kevin Ward -- Five years in: where are women in the Church of England ? / Carrie Pemberton and Christina Rees -- How African Anglicans deal with death, funerals and bereavement / Wilson T. Sitshebo.
Contents of Section One: The Church in worship, spirituality and theology: African Anglicans and/or Pentecostals / Allan Anderson -- First Nations spirituality and the Anglican Church in Canada / Joyce Carlson -- Where God still walks in the garden: religious orders and the development of the Anglican Church in the South Pacific / Richard A. Carter -- Celtic spirituality: a contribution to the worldwide Anglican Communion ? / Esther de Waal -- An Anglican's view of the Bible in an East African context / Griphus Gakuru -- Inclusivity, language and worship / Kwok Pui-lan -- Anglican Christianity and communication of the gospel through the arts in Myanmar / Edward Saw Marks -- Death has come to reveal the faith: spirituality in the Episcopal Church of the Sudan amidst civil conflict / Marc Nikkel -- An African Anglican's view of salvation / John S. Pobee -- Anglican spirituality and worship among the Maori people / Tiki Raumati.
Contents of Section Two: The life of the Church: Anglicanism in Jerusalem / Riah Abu El-Assal -- Anglicanism and the Aladura Churches in Nigeria / Afe Adogame and Akin Omoyajowo -- L'Eglise Anglicane du Congo: une province francophone / Georges Titre Ande -- Jubilee: a call to renew the Church of South India after 50 years / J. Russell Chandran -- The role of the Archbishop of Canterbury within the Anglican Communion / Andrew Deuchar -- Why have an Anglican Church on mainland Europe ? / John Hind -- Youth Exchanges: opportunities for young people to experience the Anglican Communion / Paula Hollingsworth -- Alternative patterns for ministry: North and Central America / John L. Kater, Jr. -- The experience of African Americans within ECUSA and their contributions to the past, present and future / Harold T. Lewis -- Being Anglican in a pluralist society: a Canadian perspective / Gordon Light -- Anglicans in the non-English world of South America / Jaci Maraschin -- Australia: the last of lands / James Minchin -- 'Anglicane ? Qu'est-ce que c'est ?': an experience of francophone Anglicans / Tim Naish -- Anglican models for theological education in Southern Africa / Livingstone Lubabalu Ngewu and Luke Lungile Pato -- Anglicanism in West Malaysia / Eddie Ong -- Anglicanism and the Church of South India / P. Victor Premasagar -- New wine, old wineskins: a look at possibilities for a rural diocese in a changing society / Oswald Swartz -- Reflections from ecumenical partners: A Roman Catholic view: the Anglican Church: Federation or Communion ? / Harcourt Blackett -- A Methodist looks at worldwide Anglicanism / Diane Clutterbuck -- A Lutheran looks at worldwide Anglicanism / Aasulv Lande.
Contents of Section Three: The church in society: An Anglican view of ecological issues in the Australian context / Christabel Chamarette -- Minority ethnic Anglicans in Britain / Glynne Gordon-Carter -- A South African reflection on the issue of homosexuality in the Anglican Communion / James GaOfenngwe Keetile -- 'A sanctuary and a light' ?: The Scottish Churches respond to violence against women / Lesley Macdonald -- Church and state in Lesotho: reflections of a retired bishop / Philip Mokuku -- Resisting 'vumilia' theology: the Church and violence against women in Kenya / Esther Mombo -- A Structural Adjustment Programme and its effect on the Zambian people and the Zambian Church / Robert Mumbi -- Male circumcision ('imbalu') among the Bagisu of Uganda and the mission of the church / Beatrice Musindi -- Spirituality and sexuality: Christians and sexual behaviour today / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Youth and the Anglican Church in Madagascar / J. Bruno Ndriamahafahana -- The Church as a source of identity: reflection from the Caribbean / Las Newman -- Polygamy in the African Church today: a Kenyan woman's perspective / Edith Njoki Njiri -- Township women united in prayer / Martha Nkoane -- Refugees and worldwide Anglicanism / M. Louise Pirouet -- Women within Church and society in India / Krupaveni Prakasha Rao and Julie Lipp-Nathaniel -- Living as a minority in Pakistan / Mano Ramalshah -- The healing ministry of the Anglican Church: medical work through institutions / Fannie H. Storr -- Childhood challenges: key issues affecting children and young people throughout the Anglican Communion / Sally Thompson -- Working with women in the Congo / Emma Wild -- Corrymeela: healing the division / Trevor Williams.
Contents of Section Four: Mission in the Church: Dalits and salvation / J. Aruldoss -- Anglican educational institutions and the mission of the Church / Pervez Deen and Rina Deen -- Towards a wider world: partnership and the Church of Bangladesh / Martin Heath -- 'Called to one Hope: the Gospel in diverse cultures': reflections from the perspective of the Church in Wales / Enid R. Morgan -- The Anglican debate in West Africa on Christian-Muslim relations / Ken Okeke -- Evangelism n the Anglican Communion: an overview / Cyril Okorocha -- The mission of the Anglican Church among the indigenous peoples of northern Argentina / Helena Oliver de Wallis -- The Church in Sri Lanka and relations with other faiths / Jayasiri Peiris -- Anglicans and inter-faith relations: a historical retrospect / Israel Selvanayagam.
Contents of Section Five: The Church and the future: All about Eve: woman of Africa / Brigalia Bam -- A vision for theological education in North America / Martha Horne -- Women, Church and ministry in the coming decade / Penny Jamieson -- Beyond revival: a proposal for mission in the Church of Uganda into the third millennium / Amos Kasibante -- The Nippon Sei Ko Kai today and its future task / Samuel Isamu Koshiishi -- A vision for the religious orders in the Anglican Communion in the next century / Una Kroll -- The Mothers' Union of the future / edited by Barbara Laws and Louise Vincer -- A vision for a Church in jubilee: the Anglican Church and social justice in the next millennium / Njongonkulu Ndungane -- The theological and mission tasks facing Hong Kong Anglicans in the years of reunification with China after 1997 / Michael Poon -- Revisioning our Church as a community of belonging: a task for all / Peter B. Price -- The future of the mission agency / Diana Witts -- A vision for the Anglican contribution in the minority context of Korea over the next decade / Jeremiah Guen Seok Yang -- Afterword / George L. Carey.
OTCH Note: Contributors include two Canadians: Joyce Carlson and Gordon Light.