Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-288) and indexes.
"Dr. William H. van de Pol, is professor of the phenomenology of Protestantism at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. .... Born in 1897 and baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church, the author worshipped in this church and the Lutheran Church until, in 1919, he was confirmed by the Anglican Bishop of North and Central Europe. For twenty years he remained a regular communicant of the Church of England. In 1940 he was received into the (Roman) Catholic Church, of which he became a priest in 1944. .... The text of the present book has been translated by Father Walter van de Putte, C.S.Sp., and carefully revised by the undersigned [Henry J. Koren]. Subdivisions of the chapters have been added to facilitate reading. A few slight changes have been made to incorporate events of the past two years and to bring the bibliography up to date. Indexes have been added for easy reference". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Henry J. Koren -- Why Anglicanism ? -- The Attitude Toward Rome -- The Anglican Attitude Toward the Reformation -- Appeal to All Christian People -- Ecumenical Relations -- Reunion in India -- Episcopal and Presbyteral Church Order -- Catholicity and Ecumenicity -- Ecumenical Evaluation of the Situation -- Appendix: An Appeal to All Christian People from the Bishops assembled in the Lambeth Conference of 1920 -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- Index of Subject Matter.
1. From Canon A.H. Davis (M.S.C.C.) requesting advice form the House of Bishops to M.S.C.C. and W.A. on the status of Canadian Missionary personnel if the Anglican Communion were not in Communion wth the proposed Church of North India.
The House gave consideration to a document on Partnership with United Churches which had been adopted in Huron in August by the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy.
"That we refer the Document on Partnership to the Executive Council asking for general approval in principle, and that a Committee of Executive Council be appointed to consider details and report."
The Document is printed below:
PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED CHURCHES
Anglican provinces and dioceses in many parts of the world are included in plans for united churches in their areas. Where such a scheme of Church unity is approved by the province concerned, the contribution brought to it by Anglicans should be in every way whole-hearted and as complete as possible.
In the case of capital and development funds, for example, which are designed to enable the existing province or diocese to fulfil its calling and bear more worthy witness to its tradition, it is our conviction that all of this strength, now thought of as an "Anglican" resource should be brought to the united church. Anglican contributions from outside the area in question, whether financial or personal, should not be lessened because of the participation of the church in unity schemes. Proper steps should be taken to insure to the province or diocese concerned legal continuity and identity, and thus enable them to accept the responsibilities of new and fuller brotherhood.
We respectfully urge the churches of the Anglican Communion to give such assurance to our provinces.
(Prepared and forwarded by the Missionary Executives' Conference. Adopted by the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy, August 6, 1963.)