"The Archbishop of Canterbury is fighting to hold the Church of England together. At the General Synod in York, he won a battle, but the row goes on". The author considers the facts of the appointment of Canon Jeffrey John, and his subsequent resignation, as Suffragan Bishop of Reading. He refers to the larger question of homosexuality within the Communion, mentioning the blessing of same sex unions in the diocese of New Westminster and the election of Canon Gene Robinson in New Hampshire. "In all this, the question of why is is homosexuality that should rack the Church is intriguing. It is the issue on which the evangelicals have rallied to their standard in a way they did not on any of the previously abandoned heights of orthodoxy, from slavery to borrowing money at interest to divorce. The answer seems to be that the issue is an easily explicable one to their followers, who are convinced of the scriptural and theological objections to homosexuality, and one which can therefore by guaranteed to secure a majority on one side of the argument. It is, in other words, an atavistic political tool". "The tactics in the row are interesting too. They are ones of threat: alternative oversight, withholding funding, schism. Some the Church of England has brought upon itself: alternative episcopal oversight was introduced a decade back to help reconcile churches which could not accept women's ordination without, perhaps, recognising that the principal of episcopal authority had thereby been comprehensively breached". "This is a Church where unity is currently prized more than integrity. Can it hold together a worldwide Communion -- more a confederation -- of 70 million people, some of whom believe that polygamy is acceptable but homosexuality is beyond the pale, and some of whom believe the reverse ? Should it even try to do so ?" "This is not a happy Church. And Catholic observers should not feel smug. It is a debate that is coming to the Catholic Church too".
See also "Anglican Tug-O--War" on p. 3.
See also "Dr. Williams seeks to hold his fractured Church together", pp. 28-29.
"Published 1994 by the General Synod of the Church of England. Copyright The Central Board of Finance of the Church of England 1994". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliography: pp. 35-36.
Paper prepared by "the Faith and Order Advisory Group, under the able chairmanship of the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe [John Hind]" -- Preface
"The subject of apostolicity and succession was one which the House of Bishops identified as needing further work, following the debate of the Cameron Report, `Episcopal Ministry'" -- Preface
"This review is particularly topical in that questions of apostolicity and the episcopal succession lie at the heart of two of the major ecumenical dialogues involving Anglicans world-wide, those with the Lutheran churches and the Roman Catholic Church" -- Sec. 13, p. 4
Contents: Preface by the Archbishop of Canterbury / George Cantuar i.e. Carey -- Introduction -- The Apostolicity of the Church -- Signs of Apostolicity -- An Apostolic Ministry of Oversight in the Service of the Apostolicity of the Church -- Episcopacy and Succession -- Towards Greater Unity -- Bibliography.
Colophon: Printed in England by Rapier Press Limited.
"Where is authority located in the Church of England ? Who decides how to react when tradition is challenged ? .... [The author] attempts to restate the theological and practical role of bishops, in relation to the clergy, laity, synods and councils, the Free Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. Until their position as leaders is clarified, the voice of the bishops in the common search for unity will be unconvincing, and the Anglican Church will be in danger of losing its identity". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface -- Introduction: Decision-making in a Divided Church -- The Bishops, Scripture and Tradition -- The Bishop's Counsel -- The Bishop's Council -- The Bishops and Ecumenism I: The Non-episcopal Churches -- The Bishops and Ecumenism II: The Roman Catholic Church -- Excursus I: The Origins of the Episcopate -- Excursus II: Episcopal Authority and the Ordination of Women -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by Hollen Street Press Ltd, Slough.
Author is a Church of England priest, former member of the Church of England Doctrine Commission and consultant to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
"Unlike other human groups which define themselves by a model of kinship, members of the Church belong by virtue of adoption by a God who is free and unconstrained. The authors finds tribalism at work in the Church, a kind of 'old boy's network' which forms its tight-knit boundaries, not by flamboyant and obvious bigotry, but by a coolly argued defence of things as they are. In fact, this is disguised nepotism, a refusal to accept the Church as the adopted people of a generous God, and regarding it instead as a privileged tribe. This book shows in quite practical ways how these hidden assumptions can operate and is a prophetic call to a riskier version of broken boundaries and open acceptance". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface dated Southfields, London, Pentecost 1990 / Peter Selby -- Longing and Belonging -- An Ethnic Church ? -- A New People -- Children of Promise -- The Male Tribe -- Love Unmentioned -- The Elders of the Tribe -- The Power of Longing -- Belonging in God.
Author is the bishop of Kingston, a suffragan of the diocese of Durham.
That this National Executive Council express its dismay over the unauthorized involvement of the Bishop of London [Graham Leonard] in a parish which is not in communion with the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. and outside his jurisdiction and convey its support to the Church of England House of Bishops and to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. regarding their stands on this jurisdictional matter. CARRIED #63-11-86
"First published in 2002 by SCM Press. This paperback edition published in 2003". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The purpose of this book is twofold. It provides brief portraits of forty-eight bishops who were in office from about the time of the 1832 Reform Bill, when the Church of England as well as the nation as a whole entered a period of continuous change, until the final years of the twentieth century." -- Intro., p. .
Beeson "ends by asking why such able and interesting bishops are now in short supply and wonders whether the hectically busy managerial role assumed by the bishops of the new millennium represents a betrayal of the Episcopal office and a consequent weakening of the Church's witness in an incredibly secularized society. Looking not far ahead, the likely impact of women bishops is also discussed". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements / TB -- Introduction -- The aristocrats and the courtiers -- The scholars -- The statesmen -- The prophets -- The pastors -- The controversialists -- The headmasters -- The church reformers -- The social reformers -- The missionaries -- The evangelists -- The odd men out -- The pioneers : looking ahead -- Bibliography -- Index.
OTCH Note: The bishops described are in order of discussion: Edward Stuart Talbot, William Cecil, Charles Sumner, Cosmo Gordon Lang, Robin Woods, Connop Thirlwall, Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Mandell Creighton, Kenneth Kirk, Ian Ramsey, Archibald Campbell Tait, Randall Davidson, William Temple, George Bell, John Percival, Edward Lee Hicks, John A.T. Robinson, E.R. (Ted) Wickham, Edward King, William Walsham How, Edward Woods, Launcelot Fleming, Herbert Hensley Henson, Ernest William Barnes, Frederick Temple, George Ridding, Neville Gorton, Geoffrey Fisher, Edward Stanley, Charles James Blomfield, Samuel Wilberforce, Leslie Hunter, James Fraser, Brooke Foss Westcott, Charles Gore, George Augustus Selwyn, John William Colenso, Charles Mackenzie, Frank Weston, Joost de Blank, Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, Walter Carey, Christopher Chavasse, Cuthbert Bardsley, Henry Phillpotts, T.B. Strong, Mervyn Stockwood and Douglas Feaver.
"An occasional paper of the House of Bishops of the Church of England".
"Published for the Council for Christian Unity by Church House Publishing". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-54).
"During the past ten years, the House of Bishops of the Church of England has been aware of the need to strengthen the theological foundations of its work. Following debate in the General Synod on the report `Episcopal Ministry', the House requested the Faith and Order Advisory Group of the Council for Christian Unity to work on the theology and practice of episcopal collegiality. What does it mean for bishops to work together as one body ? How does this help to ensure that the Church is maintained in that unity in the truth for which Christ prayed ? What theological principles undergird episcopal collegiality ? How does this reflect and enhance the ministry and mission of the whole priestly body of the Church ? .... We commend [this paper] for study and reflection by bishops, members of the General Synod and all with a concern for leadership in the Church of Christ". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Archbishops of Canterbury and York -- Introduction -- The Church as Koinonia -- How is the Koinonia of the Church Sustained for Service and Mission ? -- Collegiality in the Context of Conciliarity and Primacy -- The Ministry of Oversight : Issues of Power and Authority -- Collegiality Today in the Service of Koinonia -- Summary and Conclusion -- References.
"Olaus Petri Lectures at Upsala University, October, 1946".
"First printed April 1948".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The purpose of these lectures is to set out some of the fundamental facts in the relationship of the Church of England to other Christian Churches, from the Reformation to the present day. .... It is offered as a contribution to the Reunion of Christendom, in a year marked by the holding of the eighth Lambeth Conference, and by the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Epiphany i.e. 6 January, 1948 / George Cicestr i.e. George Bell, Bishop of Chichester -- The Wisdom of the Church of England -- Appendix: Extracts from Anglican Writers on Episcopacy -- Relations with Protestant Churches in Europe -- Relations with the Roman Catholic Church -- Relations with the Orthodox Churches; the Lesser Eastern Churches; the Old Catholic Churches -- Relations with Protestant Churches in Great Britain -- Relations with Non-Episcopal Churches Overseas -- The Oecumenical Movement -- Prospects for the Future.
Colophon: Printed and Bound in Great Britain for Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, by Richard Clay and Company, Ltd., Bungay, Suffolk.
Olaus Petri Lectures at Upsala University ; 1946
Olaus Petri Vorlesungen an der Universitat Upsala ; 1946
"The Church of England is a unique institution. It is the only church in the world to have its bishops appointed by the prime minister so they can set in parliament. .... Deeply conservative by instinct, the Church of England has nevertheless taken the radical and momentous decision to ordain women to the priesthood. Schism stares the Church in the face; and for the first time in its history it is also confronting a potentially disastrous financial crisis. To investigate the turbulence Michael De-la-Noy has visited parish churches, retreat houses, theological colleges, humble rectories and Lambeth Palace. He has talked to nuns, to lay readers, to hospital chaplains and team rectors. The Church failings are here writ large ...But it is in the faith and courage, moral and physical of its individual members that its virtues are to be found. The is a personal and human account of the oldest institution in England -- the Ecclesia Anglicana of Magna Carta." -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: An Introduction dated The Feast Day of the Martyrs of the Serapeum [17 March], 1993 / Michael De-la-Noy -- Roughly Knowing What to Do -- By Law Established -- The Making of a Bishop -- Money Matters -- Training for the Next Century -- Head-Hunting for Patrons -- The Lambeth Way -- Bars and Bombs -- The Religious in Retreat -- Dr Who ? -- Sidetracked by Sex -- The Women's Vote -- An Epilogue -- Notes -- Index.
"First printed June, 1947. Reprinted July, 1947". -- verso of t.-p.
"It is an account in broad outline of the nature, the work and the claims of the Church of England, as they appear to-day to one who has been a member of it since his baptism over seventy years ago, and has served it as one of its ministers for nearly fifty years." -- Intro.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction / Cyril Ebor i.e. Garbett, Archbishop of York -- Catholic and Reformed -- The Faith of the Church -- The Worship of the Church -- The Cathedrals and Churches of the Church of England -- The Bishop and "The Bishops" -- The Parochial Clergy -- The Laity -- The Church and State -- The Church and People -- The Expansion of the Church of England -- Towards the Reunion of Christendom -- Yesterday and To-day -- To-morrow.