The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Currents, contours, charts - Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology (Hardback)Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy (author)
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To many people, the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion has the aura of an institution that is dislocated and adrift. Buffeted by tempestuous and stormy debates on sexuality, gender, authority and power - to say nothing of priorities in mission and ministry, and the leadership and management of the church - a once confident Anglicanism appears to be anxious and vulnerable. The Future Shape of Anglicanism offers a constructive and critical engagement with the currents and contours that have brought the church to this point. It assesses and evaluates the forces now shaping the church and challenges them culturally, critically, and theologically.
The Future Shape of Anglicanism engages with the church of the present that is simultaneously dissenting and loyal, as well as critical and constructive. For all who are engaged in ecclesiological investigations, and for those who study the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion, this book offers new maps and charts for the present and future. It is an essential companion and guide to some of the movements and forces that are currently shaping the church.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"The Future Shapes of Anglicanism by Martyn Percy, comes from a definite liberal (or "broad") Anglican perspective, but the author's in-depth knowledge of both the Church of England and global Anglicanism and blending of sociology and theology make the book an interesting exploration of this conflicted Christian tradition."
- ReligionWatch Vol. 32, No. 9 July 2017
"Of interest to historians is Percy's championing of a version of broad church Anglicanism. (...) [the books] principal critique of the management-driven model now being proposed by church leaders is likely to remain valuable for some time."
- J. Douglas Ousley, Church of the Incarnation, New York, US
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