Divided into four sections: "1. The Background: Official Anglican-Catholic Dialogue at an International Level -- 2. Why has ARCIC produced another statement about authority ? -- 3. What sort of statement is `The Gift of Authority' ? -- 4. What happens next ?".
Page 3 of the issue on the "Family of Saints" includes the following synopsis of this article. "Peter Hannen [retired Anglican Archdeacon in Montreal] presents a historical analysis from an Anglican viewpoint of Christian piety to the saints and to Mary. He reviews the Anglican use of the Apostles Creed and the resource entitled 'For all the Saints' published by the Anglican Church of Canada; in both, the communion of saints is assigned a specific role. The saints in the first few centuries were the martyrs. Later, when Christianity was officially recognized, saints were those whose lives were seen as exemplary by the people of their time and region. Mary, as the Mother of our Lord, has a special place in the credos and liturgies. Abuse for monetary gain led to waning piety towards saints in the Middle Ages. However, interest in saints has revived within Anglicanism since the nineteenth century, a significant development of our times".
Be Still and Know was first published by Fount Paperbacks, London, in 1982, and Seabury Press, new York, in 1983 -- verso of t.-p.
"This book has a single theme, but its two parts are difference in form. The first is a study of the Prayer of Jesus and the understanding of prayer in St. Paul, St. John and the Letter to the Hebrews as well as in the story of the Transfiguration. The second part is more directly pastoral in form, and deals with some of the practical aspects of Christian praying, with a digression on some lessons from the English Mystics of the fourteenth century and the Spanish Mystics of the sixteenth, in the belief that they speak to our contemporary world" -- Preface.
Contents: Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Twentieth-Century Martyrs: A Meditation / Susan Bergman -- Aleksandr Menn: Russia, 1993: A Martyr Who Lives / Larry Woiwode -- Jesuit Priests: El Salvador, 1989: Hearing the Cry of the Poor / Ron Hansen -- Oscar Romero: El Salvador, 1980: Seed of Liberty, Sign of Hope / Carolyn Forche -- Janani Luwum: Uganda, 1977: Janani Leads Me to the Cross / Nancy Mairs -- Steven Biko: South Africa, 1977: A Bump on the Head / Paul Elie -- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Tennessee, 1968: Martin Luther King and the Reinvention of Christianity in Modern America / Gerald Early -- The Mirabals: Dominican Republic, 1960: Chasing the Butterflies / Julia Alvarez -- Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully and Peter Fleming: Ecuador, 1956: A Cloud of Witnesses / Steve Saint -- Dietrch Bonhoeffer: Germany, 1945: Watching with Christ in Gethsemane / Marilynne Robinson -- Etty Hillesum: Poland, 1943: Outward from the Camps Themselves / Calvin Bedient -- Simone Weil: England, 1943: Love Made Me Welcome / Anthony Walton -- Edith Stein: Poland, 1942: A Book Sealed with Seven Seals / Patricia Hampl -- Maximilian Kolbe: Poland, 1941: 16670 / Paul Mariani -- Osip Mandelstam: Russia, 1938: M / Mark Rudman -- Patrick Pearse: Ireland, 1916: Poetry, the Body and Violence / Peggy O'Brien -- Charles de Foucauld: Algeria, 1916: Little Brother of Jesus / Robert Ellsberg -- Maria Goretti: Italy, 1902: Maria Goretti: Cipher or Saint ? / Kathleen Norris -- The Boxer Rebellion: China, 1900: Martyrs Among Us / Barbara Lazear Ascher -- Afterword: To Witness Truth Uncompromised / Dana Gioia -- About the Contributors.
This book "introduces us to the 232 men and women who are commemorated in the 'Common Worship' Calendar. Nearly five hundred years after the Reformation, the Church of England is coming to a fuller appreciation of the saints, and their contribution to our spiritual journey". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Abbreviations -- January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Appendix: Martyrologies and Calendars -- Index.
Entries arranged by month and day.
Colophon: Typeset by Regent Typesetting, London. Printed in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd, Guildford and King's Lynn.
"Copyright Community of the Glorious Ascension, 1976, 1987". -- verso of t.-p.
"First published 1976 in hardback by A.R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd, and in paperback by Lutterworth Press. This Revised Edition published 1987 by A.R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Saint Thomas House, Becket Street, Oxfod OX1 1SJ. Reprinted 1988". -- verso of t.-p.
"Forty-six modern saints are here, their stories told simply and directly. A brief prayer is suggested after each account" -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Gladys May Aylward -- Ivan Illich Sergiev (John of Kronshtadt) -- Jim Elliott and Companion Martyrs -- Mary Mitchell Slessor -- Yona Kanamuzeyi -- Manche Masemula -- Cecile Isherwood, Peter Masiza -- Edward King -- Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy -- Oscar Arnulfo Romero -- Martin Luther King -- Pandita Ramabai -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer -- Gemma Galgani -- Toyohiko Kagawa -- Abdul Karim -- William Edwin Robert Sangster -- Thomas Walter Bako -- James Hudson Taylor -- Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) -- Matthew Talbot -- Evelyn Underhill -- Peter Lee -- Boxer Martyrs in China -- Sundar Singh -- Florence Allshorn -- Maria Theresa, Countess Ledochowska -- Maria Goretti -- Ivan Vasilievich Moiseyev -- Andrew Kaguru -- Edith Stein -- Maximilian Kolbe -- John Leonard Wilson -- Giuseppe Melchiore Sarto (Pope Pius X) -- Simone Weil -- Vivian Frederick Barnes Redlich and the New Guinea Martyrs -- Martyrs in Turkey -- Winnie Letts -- Alfred Lionel Sadd and Companion Martyr -- Orthodox Confessors and Martyrs in Russia -- Anastassios Kephalas (Nectarios of Pentapolis) -- Chundra Lela -- Charles de Fourcauld -- John and Betty Stam, Margaret Morgan and Minka Hanskamp -- Ethel Tomkinson -- Francis Xavier Cabrini -- Index.
Includes many Anglican saints and martyrs from around the Communion including the churches of England, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, South India and Uganda.
Author is a member of the Community of the Glorious Ascension, an Anglican religious order.
"The late queen had heart in abundance that belied the often solemn visage caught by media hounds and disgruntled republicans. And that heart was shaped and informed by an abiding and deeply ingrained spirituality. I think Elizabeth II was in her leadership, her modeling, her unsurpassed commitment to duty, a saint". "Each of the provinces of the Anglican Communion is autonomous and free to pick its own holy ones; unsurprisingly then, there's more than one calendar of Anglican saints". "Saints are products of their culture -- historical beings, flawed pilgrims en route to wholeness". "In my view, Elizabeth II was an exemplar of holiness, an icon of hope in an often dark and darkening landscape. She was a visionary or a mystic; she wasn't a reformer or a prophet But she was a steady and wise constant in the lives of countless millions and she was a selfless servant devoted to her anointed task".
Author is "Basilian Distinguished Fellow of Contemporary Catholic Thought, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought Emeritus, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut and the author of numerous books including 'Stalking the Holy: In Pursuit of Saint Making'".
Biographies of the 10 martyrs of the twentieth century whose statues were added to the west face of Westminster Abbey and unveiled on 9 July 1998. Three of the ten: Manche Masemola, Lucian Tapiedi and Janani Luwum were Anglican.
Contents: Preface : Westminster Abbey and the twentieth century martyrs / Anthony Harvey -- Introduction / Andrew Chandler and Anthony Harvey -- Orthodoxy. monarchy and revolution : The Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia / Georgii Chistyakov -- Imperialism, mission and conversion : Manche Masemola of Sekhukhuneland / Mandy Goedhals -- Auschwitz : Maximilian Kolbe of Poland / Roman Komaryczko -- Mission in a time of war : Lucian Tapedi of Papua New Guinea / Errol Hodge -- Totalitarianism and resistance in Germany : Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Klemens von Klemperer -- Mission and conversion in Pakistan : Esther John (Qamar Zia) / Patrick Sookhdeo -- Christianity, racism and protest in the United States : Martin Luther King / Sehon Goodridge -- The abolition of religion in Yunnan : Wang Zhiming / Philip L. Wickeri -- Tribalism, religion and despotism in Uganda : Archbishop Janani Luwum / John Sentamu -- The oppression of the people : Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador / Philip Berryman.
The author, who describes his background as "evangelical, 'low church' end of the spectrum, with a preference for simplicity in worship, scriptural teaching over tradition and minimal decoration" (p. 1) decided, in advance of All Saints Day, about Anglicans and the commemoration of saints. Archdeacon Edward Simonton, vicar general and archdeacon of the diocese of Quebec, describes himself as a "high churchman" and "Anglo-Catholic". "[F]or the past decade [he] has been leading the research on a project to revise the calendar of saints and commemorations that appears in the Anglican Church of Canada's 'Book of Alternative Services'. .... Simonton believes saints are an essential component of Christian belief as they show the presence of Christ and his transformative power in their lives. 'The whole point of discipleship is that Christ works through his church. And if no one ever achieved any kind of sanctity in their life -- does any of this even work ?' he asks" (p. 6). "Historically, the Anglican Communion has been slow to canonize its own saints. .... However, the research project Simonton has been working on includes principles for dioceses and parishes to develop their own calendars with days commemorating local people who have shown special devotion, service or sanctity" (p. 6). "Canonized saints, as confirmed historical examples of Christ's presence in human lives, function as role models or heroes of the faith for modern Christians to look up to" (p. 6).
"Torrance Kirby is a professor of ecclesiastical history at MGill University. He says the practice of asking for the prayers of saints is mainly present in high church and Anglo-Catholic parishes. But he does not believe it is compatible with the Anglican Church's Reformation-era roots ... 'it is contrary to the Articles of Religion'" (p. 7). In the Thirty-Nine Article, "The 32nd article states that the invocation of saints 'is a fond thing vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God'" (p. 7).
The author spoke with the Rev. Seth Enriquez who comes from "a background similar to mine" ... Enriquez says he believes in saints enough to refer to St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas using the title, but that they typically haven't been part of his worship life" (p. 7).
See also inset article "Our Facebook followers talk sainthood", pp.6-7, indexed separately.