Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-271) and index.
"What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age ? With talk of fragmentation constantly in the media, what does it mean to be 'Anglican' ? This book presents Anglicanism as a conversation over time amongst a community of people held together by sets of practice and beliefs. The first part describes the emergence of Anglicanism and its foundations in older Christian traditions. The second [part] looks at Anglican practices within the framework of changing understandings of mission, and focuses on liturgy, patterns of engagement with others, organisation and power in the church, and ministerial offices. There are two separate chapters on the ordination of women and homosexuality in the public life of the church. The third part, on beliefs, addresses the central question of knowledge and authority in Anglicanism, as well as ecclesiology, the nature of the church itself. A final chapter looks to the future". -- back cover,
Contents divided into three main parts: Part I: Foundations -- Part II: The Practices of Mission -- Part III: Beliefs.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations and sources -- The nature of the story as tradition -- Forming an Anglican nation in England -- Forming Anglican churches around the world -- Changing outlooks -- Liturgical formation -- Patterns of engagement: political -- Patterns of engagement: relating to other traditions -- Influence, organisation and power in the church -- Ministerial offices: ordination -- Ministerial offices: ordination of women -- Ministerial offices: homosexuality and the public life of the church -- Knowledge and authority in the conversation -- Ecclesiology -- Other themes in the contemporary agenda -- Quo vadis ? -- Bibliography -- Index.
Contents include "Time line of 'official' organisations of the Anglican Communion" p.134-135.
Author is a priest in the Anglican Church of Australia and former provincial General Secretary (1994-2004).
Preaching at the opening Eucharist of the Towards Effective Anglican Mission conference held in Boksburg, South Africa from 7-14 March 2007, Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, told 1000 people in the church that "the Holy Spirit looks like the person next to you" and that "the Holy Spirit is revealed in the faces of those who are 'trying to do the work of Jesus Christ'. All are called, Dr. Williams said, 'to tell the world that every voice matters'."
See also article "TEAM : The Millennium Development Goals and our Anglican Mission", pp. 4-5.
Contents: Authors -- Introduction / Ian Bunting --Celebrating the Anglican Way / George Carey -- Part 1: Believing the Anglican Way -- 1. The Anglican Character / Stephen Sykes -- 2. Church and society / John Habgood -- 3. Anglican belief / Bruce Kaye -- 4. A worldwide communion / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Part 2: Belonging in the Anglican Church -- 5. Anglican origins and ethos / Elizabeth Culling -- 6. The Anglican way of worship / Michael Vasey -- 7. Word and sacrament / Philip Seddon -- 8. Churchmanship / Jonathan Baker -- Part 3: Following the Anglican Way -- 9. Praying our way through life / Graham Piggott -- 10. Sharing our faith in the world / Amiel Osmaston and Alison White -- 11. Care and change in our society / Lawrence Osbern -- Part 4: Appreciating Anglican structures -- 12. Orders and officers of the church / David Sceats -- 13. Church government / Michael Botting -- 14. Church buildings / Richard and Sarah Burton -- Part 5: The Way Ahead -- 15. The Anglican future / Ian Bunting -- 16. Praying with the church -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
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OTCH Note: The essay "Orders and officers of the church" is particularly useful for brief histories and descriptions of individuals and bodies such as: all orders of clergy (bishop, priest, deacon), parish, deanery, diocese, etc.
"At the outset I indicated where I thought this book would take us: I suggested that the Anglican Communion should be supported and encouraged as a fellowship, a koinonia, rather than as an organization per se. To be effective, support and encouragement for this fellowship requires familiarity. That is what I have tried to do: to provide enough familiarity with some of the characteristics of this fellowship. I have argued that this fellowship is not easily described in organizational terms. There are no easily defined beliefs peculiar to Anglican churches, distinguishing them from all other Christian churches. The Anglican Communion's organizational assumptions are mostly at the episcopal level. Provincial organization and power varies throughout the communion. Communion-wide authority, power, and organization is real, but in actuality quite limited" -- p. 179.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Finding the Anglican Communion -- An Anglican Communion Understanding of the Church: A Community of Mutuality -- Theology Rooted in the Incarnation -- Engagement with the Word: The Practice of Incarnational Living -- Vocational Recommendations for the Anglican Communion -- Bibliography -- About the Author.
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"The idea for this book arose originally out of the planning which was being done for the Anglican Congress of 1963. The publication of a small volume, setting forth the subjects that will concern Congress delegates, seemed eminently reasonable. With chapters written by men with particular competence to deal with their respective subjects, it would provide a good background for the discussions and deliberations of those who met together from all parts of the Anglican Communion. .... Therefore, the various authors wrote their chapters with ordinary Church members in mind, all those who are endeavouring to find the frontiers, plan the strategy, and help the Church fulfil its destiny. And it is our hope that 'The Church in the 60's' will, in some measure perhaps, assist the reader in his share of the work. This book has also been written with the small parish group in mind. A leader's guide is available to help groups on the parochial level explore the frontiers of the parish in religious, political, and cultural areas of the modern world. It may also assist them in considering effective parish mobilization and strategy and aid them in fulfilling their vocation and destiny in the Anglican Communion". -- Preface.
Contents divided into four parts: Part I: The Anglican Congress -- Part II: Frontiers of the Church -- Part III: Facing the Frontiers -- Part IV: The Anglican Communion.
Contents: Foreword / Michael Cantuar i.e. Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury -- Preface / Philip C. Jefferson --Congress '63 / H.H. Clark -- Minneapolis '54 / E.R. Fairweather -- Reaching the non-Christian Faiths / R.H.L. Slater -- Understanding Other Philosophies of Life / D.R.G. Owen -- Accepting the Political Challenges / J.G. Rowe -- Confronting the Cultural Challenges / W.R. Coleman -- Mobilizing the Manpower / E.G. Jay -- Organizing for Action / S.F. Bayne -- Finding its Place / H.M. Waddams -- Fulfilling its Destiny / Geoffrey Fisher.
The author, recently installed Anglican Observer at the United Nations, considers her work and ministry which began a few days before 11 September 2001. She describes the work of the church, ministering to victims of September 11 terrorist attacks, and throughout the world dealing with poverty, HIV/AIDS, fear of war and many other hardships. "What can we offer but to be enablers for those unable to speak out for themselves, thus bringing hope to the whole people of God. Let's prove to the less fortunate, that the Resurrected God left us behind to continue His Work with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. .... My strength of course comes from the Easter message to the women -- `Do not be afraid. Jesus is alive.' Alleluia !"
"As followers of Jesus Christ we're all members of God's family. The Anglican Communion is a part of that worldwide family too, with churches spread across 165 countries and including some 85 million members". "The Anglican Communion is a family by choice. From Dallas to Peru. from Wales to the West Indies, I have seen for myself how we are stronger to help when we walk together as part of a united family". "This issue of Anglican World looks at how the global family of the Communion is working together to tackle hardship, disease, injustice and putting love into action by striving for peace and reconciliation in places of conflict". "Wherever we are, God calls us to be an active part of his family, making a difference through our prayers and actions to share his message of love in a hurting world. It's good to see that across the Anglican Communion we have enormous opportunities to show God's love in practical ways and see lives transformed".
"The  conference ended with a 42-page document, entitled 'Lambeth Indaba: Capturing Conversations and Reflections' which they called a 'narrative' that seeks to 'describe our lived experiences and the open and honest discussions we have had together'. In it, aside from addressing issues around human sexuality and unity, the bishops expressed their views on ecumenism, human and social justice, the environment, relations with other world religions, strengthening Anglican identity, and issued statements of solidarity with people around the world who are in situations of conflict. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that the conference had, as a whole, been 'consistent' with the theme of equipping bishops as leaders in mission. 'The mission of the church in the world was a really major focus, particularly in the first half of the conference', he said in an interview with the 'Anglican Journal'."
A meditation by the new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion who begins by considering "the Virgin Mary's 'Yes' to God's will for both her and for all of us." "In many ways, my predecessor Sam Van Culin's ministry as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion had within it that quality of responding affirmatively to God's call." "All of us are indebted to Sam for the love and care which he has so unselfishly shared with us. As the new Secretary General, I am deeply aware of the strong foundation which he has built for the Anglican Communion over these last twelve years. We are challenged to respond to Mary's yes in bold, creative and new ways. It is our privilege, our joy and our responsibility to continue to carry forth the Good News that all began in Nazareth".
"Edited by E.R. Morgan, Bishop of Southampton and Roger Lloyd, Canon of Winchester".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents divided into two parts: Part I: Survey -- Part II: Giving and Receiving.
Contents: Introduction / Edward Southampton [i.e. Morgan, Bishop of Southampton] and Roger Lloyd -- Part I: Survey -- The Theology of Mission / Norman J. Blow -- The Genius of the Anglican Communion / E. Sambayya -- The Church and Secular Society / E.R. Morgan -- Church and State: The Sufferings of the Church in Japan / Michael H. Yashiro -- The Evangelistic Task of the Church in the Coming Age / Roger Lloyd -- Commerce and Christianity / Gerald Broomfield -- The Law and Constitution of the Church Overseas / G.W.O. Addleshaw -- The Anglican Communion and Oecumenical Movement / Oliver S. Tomkins -- The Place of Missionary Societies within the Church / W.F. France -- Part II: Giving and Receiving -- Introduction: Giving and Receiving / Henry de Candole -- Giving and Receiving in Worship and Prayer / R. Neil Russell -- Giving and Receiving in Faith and Order / J.R. Peacey -- Giving and Receiving in Christian Conduct: African-English / George E.F. Laing -- English-African / Donald Parsons -- English-Indian / H. Pakenham-Walsh -- Indian-English / A Priest of the Church of India -- Chinese-English / T.C. Chao -- English-Chinese / G. Mathers -- Giving and Receiving in Standards of Living / Helen Martindale -- Giving and Receiving in Art / Edward Paterson -- Giving and Receiving in Witness / Laura Jackson -- Index.