The use of generic language in the Baptismal Service in the Book of Alternative Services was discussed, and there was agreement with the decision of the Doctrine and Worship Committee on the use of generic language.
That this House of Bishops supports the position taken by the Doctrine and Worship Committee regarding the use of generic language in the Baptism Formula in the Book of Alternative Services. CARRIED #3-9-85
N.B. "Generic language" presumably means the formula "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen". Inclusive language is not to be used with respect to the Trinity. Clarification provided by Liturgical Office -- 26 Oct. 1993]
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-286) and index.
"This is not a 'how to' book on the Christian walk with the Holy Spirit. .... My aim here is more modest. This is a study of 'Christian spirituality', intended to clarify what is meant by this term, and to hold out the astonishing potential of Christian intimacy with God, witnessed to by Scripture and the ongoing tradition of the Church in West and East". -- Preface, p. xi.
Contents divided into three sections: Love -- Light -- Life.
Contents: Foreword / Eugene H. Peterson -- Preface dated Feast of the Transfiguration [6 August] 2004 -- Introduction: The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of the Age: Discerning the Difference -- I: Love -- A: The Holy Tryst and the Great Story: The Incarnation, the Holy Spirit and the Human Spirit -- B: Separation from God and Approach -- C: Word and Wisdom, Knowledge and Faith -- II: Light -- A: On Mount Tabor: Jesus at the Center, in Communion with Father and Spirit -- B: The Flame of Love: The Witness of Our Older Siblings in the Faith -- C: Icons of Love: Communion in Friendship, Family, Marriage and Church -- III: Life -- A: When Spirituality Goes Wrong -- B: The Holy Spirit, Hope, and Healing -- C: Suffering, Transformation, and New Creation -- Conclusion: Generic Spirituality: Abomination or Open Door ? -- Bibliography -- Index of Subjects and Names -- Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources.
"[By] The Primate's Theological Commission Anglican Church of Canada".
The third in a series of theological workbooks from the Primate's Theological Commission which was established in 1995. The Commission is composed of ten persons and chaired by Bishop Victoria Matthews.
This third book in the series by the Primate's Theological Commission looks at a number of issues currently being debated in the Anglican Church of Canada. "There is the Residential Schools settlement; the question of same-sex unions; cloning; war with Iraq; the threat of terrorism; and the likelihood of a new pandemic even before we are able to cure HIV/AIDS. These issues and concerns have everything to do with how our human community understands creation; the presence of evil; the person and saving work of Jesus Christ; the power of the Holy Spirit, and the doctrine of the Trinity." In this volume, "[w]e have included two essays ... that touch on the question of same-sex relationships. These essays don't address the topics of `blessing', `marriage', or `prohibition'. They both address the opening chapters of Genesis and the two creation stories. In each instance we have another commissioner challenge and engage the paper. There is no one answer given by the commission". -- Intro., p. 6.
Includes bibliography (p. 174-175) and index.
Contents: Introduction / Victoria Matthews -- The Holy Trinity -- Creation -- Jesus Christ -- The Holy Spirit -- Eschatologyl / Last Things -- The Church -- Ways to Use this Book -- Creeds and Articles -- Articles of Religion -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index of Explanatory Notes.
Contents of The Holy Trinity section: Key Questions -- 1. The Triune God / Victoria Matthews -- 2. The Trinity: Why does it matter / David Reed -- 3. The Trinity in Anglican theology / Robert Crouse -- Batter my heart / John Donne -- 4. Some personal thoughts on the Trinity / Hanna Kassis -- 5. The Trinity / Joanne McWilliam -- 6. The Filioque / Joanne McWilliam and Edith Humphrey -- 7. The Trinity: The name of God's people / Edith Humphrey -- 8. Patriarchal Christianity and the reappropriation of tradition / Eileen Scully -- 9. The Trinity: Why bother ? / Laverne Jacobs -- 10. The Trinity on our hymns / Walter Deller.
Contents of Creation section: Key Questions -- In the beginning / Elizabeth Brewster -- 1. Creation and fall in scripture / Edith Humphrey -- 2. A reflection on creation / Christopher Lind -- 3. "Buffalo vision" / Victoria Matthews -- 4. Reflections on creation: How, when, why / Hanna Kassis -- My cat Geoffrey / Christopher Smart -- 5. Evil: How has the world changed / Christopher Lind --6. Commission members ask questions about evil / Members of the PTC [Primate's Theological Commission] -- 7. Commission members talk about providence / Hanna Kassis, Victoria Matthews, Eileen Scully -- Prayer for Marilyn Monroe / Ernesto Cardenal -- 8. Two readings of Genesis 1 and 2 / Victoria Matthews, Edith Humphrey, and Walter Deller.
Contents of Jesus Christ section: Key Questions -- 1. Meeting God in Jesus Christ / Members of the PTC -- 2. The Galilean Jesus / Hanna Kassis -- 3. Jesus Christ seen through the ages / Joanne McWilliam, Robert Crouse and David Reed -- 4. The divinity of Jesus: By nature or by Spirit ? / David Reed -- 5. The search for the historical Jesus / Edith Humphrey -- 6. How are we saved ? / Joanne McWilliam -- 7. Atonement versus images in scripture / Joanne McWilliam -- 8. The scandal of the cross / David Reed -- 9. Resurrection / Joanne McWilliam -- 10. Grace / Robert Crouse -- 11. Reconciliation / Robert Crouse -- 12. Jesus Christ in our hymns / Walter Deller.
Contents of The Holy Spirit section: Key Questions -- 1. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament / Walter Deller -- 2. The Holy Spirit and Christian Devotion / David Reed -- 3. A First Nations perspective / Laverne Jacobs -- 4. Prayer and God's unfinished business / David Reed -- 5. The gift of dynamic tension in the ongoing life of the church / Walter Deller -- 6. The charismatic movement / David Reed -- 7. Does the Spirit follow the church ? / Christopher Lind -- Come, O Creator Spirit / Robert Seymour Bridges -- 8. Life in the Spirit / Members of the PTC.
Contens of Eschatology / Last Things section: Key Questions -- 1. Reading the apocalypse / Edith Humphrey -- 2. Judgement, heaven, and hell / Joanne McWilliam -- 3. The resurrected body / Edith Humphrey.
Contents of The Church section: Key Questions -- 1. The Anglican doctrine of the Church / Robert Crouse -- 2. How do we dare call the church "holy" ? / Members of the PTC -- 3. Christianity in a religiously pluralist world / Hanna Kassis -- 4. "Exclusivist" and "inclusivist" attitudes among Christians / Joanne McWilliam -- 5. Many paths, one God / Robert Crouse -- 6. Evangelism and dialogue / Eileen Scully -- 7. New Age, Native, and charismatic spiritualities / David Reed -- 8. Christian spirituality and universality / Edith Humphrey -- 9. Heaven, hell, and unchurched Harry: Evangelicals and ultimate salvation / David Reed.