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Rome and Canterbury: The Elusive Search for Unity

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Rome and Canterbury tells the story of the determined but little known work being done to end the nearly five hundred year old divisions between the Roman Catholic and the Anglican/Episcopal Churches. The break was never intended, has never been fully accepted and is experienced, by many, as a painful and open wound. It is a personal account that begins the story by review ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published August 29th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Aug 22, 2009 Nate rated it really liked it
This was a good introduction to the current nearly unknown dialogue between the Anglican/Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church. The first part of the book gives the historical background of the breach, elucidating a sympathetic and complex view of why the churches split. I found this book very helpful in clearing up some misconceptions, that it was all about Henry VIII's desire to get a divorce...

Reath brings one up to speed on the history of dialogue between the two churches and the cl
Sandy Bradley
Jul 29, 2008 Sandy Bradley rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian readers
Recommended to Sandy by: Author's presentation
This is a very good primer on the ecumenical movement starting with Henry VIII and Martin Luther. It brings it through the entire movement. The appendices have several interesting articles from ARCIC that have been jointly published. It doesn’t get into a lot of heavy theology but approaches more from a historical perspective. The author was in Dallas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Prayer for Unity and spoke at Incarnation. The book also has an extensive bibliography.
Dec 09, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it
An interesting read, albeit one that will likely only appeal to people with very specific interests. Anglo-Catholics, high church Episcopals, and left-leaning Catholics may all find the progress reported in this book quite encouraging. It would be interesting to read an article or interview with the author now that the Vatican's official outreach to conservative Anglicans has been initiated, as the book was published a year or two before all that.
Apr 23, 2014 Heath rated it liked it
I suppose as a brief survey of modern CoE/CoR interactions this might be an adequate start. However, the work is not particularly deep--I finished it in about an hour, and I think the publisher must have spent about the same amount of time--the typos were numerous.
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