Report on the second Conference on Afro-Anglicanism, held in Cape Town, South Africa, in January 1995 which considered how the worldwide Anglican Communion has undergone a demographic shift southward so that the majority of its members are now people of colour.
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Includes bibliographical references.
"The following pages contain what I sincerely hope is a fair account of the Anglican Congress of 1963. In addition to the sermons and formal addresses, reproduced in as accurate and definitive a form as time and circumstances permit. I have included both the group 'findings' as officially reported to the full Congress and a wide selection of informal speeches and comments made in the plenary sessions or sent in from the groups. I have also attempted a brief preliminary interpretation of the Congress as I saw it and felt its impact. It was the express wish of the Editorial Committee that the record of the Toronto Congress should include these elements of personal reporting and commentary and I have tried to carry out my assignment without worrying unduly about the criticisms that such an impressionistic account must necessarily invite". -- Preface, p. xv.
Contents divided into five main parts: Part One: Anglican Congress, 1963 -- Part Two: The Church's Mission to the World -- Part Three: The Church in Action -- Part Four: The Challenge of the Frontiers -- Part Five: After the Congress ... What ?
Contents of prefatory material: Congress Prayer -- Churches of the Anglican Communion -- Table of Contents -- Foreword / The Most Reverend Howard Hewlett Clark -- Preface dated Trinity College, Toronto, Canada, November 15, 1963 / E.R.F.
Contents of Part One: Call to Reformation / The Editor -- The Opening of the Congress: The Congress Assemblies -- Sermons at the Opening Service / Howard Hewlett Clark and Arthur Michael Ramsey.
Contents of Part Two: Theme One: The Church's Mission to the World: On the Religious Frontier -- Theme Address / M.A.C. Warren -- Panel -- Islam / A Kenneth Cragg -- Totalitarianism, Communism, Secularism / Robert R. Browne -- Buddhism / Y. Endo -- Sectarianism and Divided Christendom, the African Situation / C.E. Tuboku-Metzger -- What Was Said Later / A. Kenneth Cragg -- Theme Two: The Church's Mission to the World: On the Political Frontier -- Theme Address / John W. Sadiq -- Panel -- International Affairs / Philip Mason -- Social Justice / A.C. MacInnes -- Racism / T.O. Olufosoye -- Hunger, Poverty, Rapid Social Change / Janet Lacey -- What Was Said Later / C.E. Crowther, Francis T. West, Richard S. Emrich -- Theme Three: The Church's Mission to the World, On the Cultural Frontier -- Theme Address / John Lawrence -- Panel -- Changing Concepts of Man / E.R. Wickham -- The Image of Christianity in the Modern East / Chandu Ray -- Urbanization. Industrialization, Automation / W.G. Pollard -- Mass Society and the Mass Media / Malcolm Boyd -- What Was Said Later / W.G. Pollard, E.R. Wickham, W.G. Pollard, Philip Mason, Janet Lacey.
Contents of Part Three: Mission as Our Common Task / F.D. Coggan -- Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ : A Message from the Primates and Metropolitans of the Anglican Communion -- Commentary / A.M. Ramsey, David M. Goto, Richard R. Roseveare, John W. Sadiq, Stephen F. Bayne -- What Was Said Later / Mark Gibbs -- Pictures -- Sermons at the Mass Meeting of Missionary Witness / K.D.W. Anand, Roland Koh, John C. Vockler.
Contents of Part Four: Theme Four: The Challenge of the Frontiers: Training for Action -- Theme Address / F.C. Synge -- Panel -- Theological Education / Alan Richardson -- Stewardship / Richard S. Emrich -- Vocation and Enlistment / E.G. Knapp-Fisher -- Training of the Laity / A.M. Stockwood -- What Was Said Later / F.C. Synge, Alan Richardson, E.G. Knapp-Fisher, W.G.H. Simon, Sospeter Magua, Mpiwa Mbatha, Dale Pederson, Victor G. Shearburn -- Theme Five: The Challenge of the Frontiers: Organizing for Action -- Theme Address / Stephen F. Bayne -- Panel -- Internal Structure and Organization / H.L.J. de Mel -- Manpower / Walter H. Gray -- Strategy / W.G.H. Simon -- Pooling Information and Combined Operations / Peter N. Harvey -- What Was Said Later / Stephen F. Bayne, Peter N. Harvey, F.D. Coggan -- Theme Six: The Vocation of the Anglican Communion -- Theme Address / Howard A. Johnson -- Panel -- The Anglican Communion in Ireland / G.O. Simms -- The Anglican Heritage and the Common Christian Calling / William R. Coleman -- Unity Within the Anglican Communion / H.M. Waddams -- The Anglican Church in the Ecumenical Movement in Pakistan / Priobala Mangat-Rai -- What Was Said Later / J.C. Fowler.
Contents of Part Five: Some Unfinished Business: Notes on the Closing Sessions of the Congress -- Christian Morality / L.J. Beecher, H.L.J. de Mel, R.S. Emrich, Mrs. Ronald Hallifax, Miss A. Devitt -- The Second Vatican Council / C.H.W. de Soysa, James A. Pike, Arthur A. Vogel -- The Closing Day's Business / A.M. Ramsey -- The Congress Message -- The Closing Service: Sermon at the Closing Service / Joost de Blank -- Congress Committees -- List of Delegates -- Directory of Congress Participants.
An appreciation of Trevor Huddleston, 1913-1998, Anglican priest, primate, and opponent of apartheid. "`If you could say that anybody single-handedly made Apartheid a world issue then that person was Trevor Huddleston.' So spoke Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And Sir Shridath Ramphal, former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, dubbed him `The parish priest of the 20th century'." Huddleston was sent to Sophiatown in South Africa in 1943. In 1948 the Nationalist Party won election and set about to create the apartheid state. Huddleston led protests against the government before returning to Britain due to ill health. He later served as Bishop of Masasi in Tanzania, Stepney in England, Mauritius (as Bishop and then Primate) in the Province of the Indian Ocean. He was also President of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and a friend to many including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. "His ashes are buried in the church in what was Sophiatown where he was rector in those early days. A magnificently simple prayer written by him in the 1960s goes to the heart of his passion for the beloved continent: God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, Give her peace."
"Reprinted with permission from 'The Witness Magazine', Volume 67, Number 12, December 1984." -- p. .
"Second Printing". -- p. .
12 excerpts from addressed delivered between 1977 and 1984.
Contents: United States a 'strange country' -- Violence of apartheid, racism -- SACC not fly by night group -- Taking Bible seriously -- Suggested code for investors -- 'Want our chains removed' -- Convoluted logic, linguistics -- May trigger World War III -- On being a Native -- Jesse Jackson caused stir -- Perceptions in Black and White -- Modern day parable -- Resources.
That this General Synod affirm Resolution Nos. 31 and 58 of the 1988 Lambeth Conference, as listed below, and refer them to the Program Committee for appropriate action.
conscious of the work in many dioceses with deprived minorities in developed, affluent countries, such as native Americans and Canadians, Australian aborigines and Islanders, ethnic Koreans in Japan, and black urban communities in Britain, asks the relevant Anglican provinces to support work among such minorities who have difficulty in making their plight known in national and world forums.
supports all efforts being made for the procuring of land and civic rights for native indigenous people of the Americas specially in the light of the forthcoming celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the New World in 1992. CARRIED Act 60
Archbishop Tutu points out in his sermon that Christ "does not give a straightforward answer to the question 'who is my neighbour ?' ... It is as if Jesus wanted among other things to point out that life is a bit more complex; it has too many ambivalences and ambiguities for it always to be possible to provide a straightforward and often simplistic answer."
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"The judgment of the Conference is expressed in the Resolutions, 75 in number, appended to this [Encyclical] Letter. These, and these alone, are affirmed by the Conference. The Reports which are also printed herewith, have been received by the Conference; and the Conference has directed that they should be published; but the responsibility for the statements and opinions which they contain rests with the several Committees by whom they were prepared". -- Note, p. 35.
Contents: List of the Bishops attending the Conference, arranged according to date of Consecration -- List of the Bishops attending the Conference, arranged according to Provinces -- Encyclical Letter from the Assembled Bishops dated 9th August 1930 / Signed on Behalf of the Conference, Cosmo Cantuar [i.e. Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury] -- Resolutions formally adopted by the Conference -- Reports of Committees: I. The Christian Doctrine of God / Signed: Charles F. Armagh, Chairman [i.e. Charles F. D'Arcy, Archbishop of Armagh] -- II. The Life and Witness of the Christian Community / Signed: Theodore Winton, Chairman i.e. -- III. The Unity of the Church / Signed: William Ebor [i.e. William Temple, Archbishop of York] -- IV. The Anglican Communion / Signed: St. Clair Sarum, Chairman [i.e. St. Clair G.A. Donaldson, Bishop of Salisbury] -- V. The Ministry of the Church / Signed: F.R. Grahamstown [i.e. F.R. Phelps] -- VI. Youth and Its Vocation / Signed: A.F. London [i.e. Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram].
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"In accordance with a resolution of the Executive Committee of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada the references to `The Life and Work of the Christian Community' in the Report of the Lambeth Conference, 1930, are published herewith as a Report of the Council, and are earnestly commended to the careful reading and study of members of the Church. The reference in the Encyclical Letter might well be read at a church service. The Encyclical Letter and the Resolutions were adopted by the Conference. The Report was adopted by the Committee which prepared it, but, in accordance with the usual practice, only received by the Conference." -- p. .
Contents: [Foreword] -- The Life and Witness of the Christian Community : Extract from the Encyclical Letter to the Faithful in Jesus Christ Issued by the Bishops Assembled at the Lambeth Conference, 1930 -- The Life and Witness of the Christian Community [Report] -- Note -- Resolutions Adopted by the Lambeth Conference on the Life and Witness of the Christian Community.
Report signed by Theodore Winton, Chairman [i.e. Frank Theodore Woods, Bishop of Winchester] on p. 32.
Report divided into sections: (a) (b) Marriage and Sex Report -- (c) Race -- (d) Peace and War.
"The occasion of the book is the Mission to the Royal Air Force to be held in November, 1952. But it is hoped that its usefulness will be far more general. The world today is a dangerous place. The Christian Church is confronted by ruthless enemies and by an insidious, relentless ideology of atheistic materialism. No can afford to stand aside." -- Preface, p. iii.
Contents: Preface / Cuthbert Croydon i.e. Cuthbert Bardsley, Bishop of Croydon -- List of Authors -- List of  Questions and  Contributors -- Moral Problems: Questions and Answers on Christianity.
Contents of Moral Problems:  I feel that religion is at the back of all moral problems, but what is religion ? / G.F. Fisher --  How can God be concerned with such an insignificant person as myself ? The untold millions of the world's inhabitants, and above all the immensities of the Universe, make the idea seem fantastic / John Whitworth Jones --  How can Christian doctrines about miracles be true after all we learn from modern science ? / C.A. Coulson --  If the world is in chaos after nearly 2,000 years of Christianity, has not Christianity failed ? / J.W.C. Wand --  What is the attitude of the Church to the Colour problem ? / Walter J. Carey --  Is suicide wrong in any circumstances ? / Lindsay Dewar --  If two people are unhappily married, with no children, why does the Church oppose their divorce ? / Mrs. Geoffrey F. [i.e. Rosamond] Fisher --  If the Church is against divorce, should it not take definite steps to make sure that the parties are suited before marrying them ? / P.M. Herbert --  Should the Church ever interfere in politics, or should it confine itself to the spiritual sphere ? / J.W.C. Wand --  Does Christianity condemn the 'profit motive' ? / J.V. Langmead Casserley --  Is not compulsory sterilization justified to prevent reproduction of degenerate types ? / Roger W. Pilkington -- Is birth control really wrong ? / Hugh C. Warner --  What is the Church of England view about saving mother or child in the period of gestation, if it is a case of choice ? / Lindsay Dewar --  Is not Communism merely 'advanced socialism', and if so, why is it condemned ? / Mervyn Stockwood --  Why does the Church, while condemning Communism, allow the Dean of Canterbury and other ministers to hold their offices ? / Gordon Crosse --  Would Disestablishment of the Church of England be a good thing ? / Wilfred Lindsell --  Why is there such disunity among Christians ? / Francis H. House --  Is Pacifism more in line with Christ's teaching than armed resistance ? / Charles Smyth --  Should Christians reject the use of the atom bomb in all circumstances as being unchristian and wicked ? / G.B. Bentley --  Is euthanasia never right in the case of patients with a painful and incurable disease, or those in agony from disabling wounds ? / P.M. Herbert --  Is not compulsion in matters of worship wrong ? / C.K.N. Bardsley --  Why is it wrong for unmarried people to have sexual intercourse ? / G.B. Bentley --  If the father of an illegitimate child is a bachelor, is he not morally bound to marry the unmarried mother ? / Hugh C. Warner --  I want my child to be properly brought up, but is religious teaching necessary ? Can't it choose for itself later on ? / Enid Blyton (Mrs. K.F. Darrell Waters) --  If my neighbour is an honest unbeliever, should I respect his sincerity, or is it my duty as a Christian to interfere and try and win him to the Faith ? / Gilbert Stephenson --  As a married man in a job, what is the good of my becoming a Christian when I can't possibly live up to Christ's ideal standard ? / John Betjeman --  Are football pools an evil ? / G.A. Ellison --  Though chronic gambling is an obvious evil, is it wrong to have a modest flutter ? / Hugh Ross Williamson --  Does the Church condemn Sunday amusements, such as the cinema ? / C.K.N. Bardsley --  What is the best way of training young people in moral problems, especially with regard to sex education ? / F. Spencer Chapman.
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"First published 2000. Reprinted 2000 (twice), 2001".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A collection of eighteen chapters/essays. "Williams argues that theology moves constantly between the three registers of the celebratory, the communicative and the critical, and is held together by something not captured by any of these modes. He reflects on the fundamental connection between theology and self-awareness and self-critique, and discusses doctrinal issues -- creation, incarnation, the Trinity -- in this light. He addresses the nature of signs and sacraments and looks at the public and ethical embodiment of this theological vision. Overall, Williams presents a theological perspective acutely aware of the cultural and political crises of our time. He suggests that detachment from doctrinal tradition will not solve our problems and argues instead for an imaginative reworking of the doctrinal tradition, formed in an intense dialogue with modernity and postmodernity." -- back cover.
Contents divided into five parts: Defining the Enterprise -- The Act of God -- The Grammar of God -- Making Signs -- Living the Mystery.
Contents: Acknowledgement -- Preface dated Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas [7 March], 1999 -- Prologue -- Theological Integrity -- The Unity of Christian Truth -- The Judgement of the World -- The Discipline of Scripture -- On Being Creatures -- Beginning with the Incarnation -- The Finality of Christ -- Word and Spirit -- Trinity and Revelation -- Trinity and Ontology -- Trinity and Pluralism -- Between the Cherubim: the Empty Tomb and the Empty Throne -- The Nature of a Sacrament -- Sacraments of the New Society -- Incarnation and the Renewal of Community -- Interiority and Epiphany: a Reading in New Testament Ethics -- 'Nobody Knows Who I Am Till the Judgement Morning' -- Index.