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The Identity of Anglicanism: Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology

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Anglicanism can be wonderful, mystifying and infuriating. For some it is an expression of the Church catholic, going back to the early Church and the apostles. For others it is a pragmatic compromise dating from Henry VIII's dynastic ambitions. Some see Anglicanism today as self-destructing, torn apart by internal pressures.

Paul Avis expounds an Anglicanism that is both ca
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (first published 2008)
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Thomas
Mar 23, 2016 Thomas rated it liked it
Knowledgeable about Anglican History and Theology. Definitely helpful in better understanding a British Anglicanism, and thus, what shapes or does not shape American Anglicanism.

Negatively, the author is often opaque in regards to what needs to change in Anglicanism (or what makes a lasting Anglicanism). Certainly, this reader was not expecting concrete "steps" or programmatic answers, but the writer seems to struggle with that common Anglican ailment of overt subtlety where some clarity in appl
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loafingcactus
Nov 11, 2008 loafingcactus rated it really liked it
I read this book at the same time as Always Open by Richard Giles. The books come from slightly different social perspectives, but both seem to put a great emphasis on the road of theological politeness (not a term either uses) as central to the Anglican raison d'etre. Considering the murderous and bloody time that birthed the Church of England, that makes sense. Both books seem to be a call to that politeness from the perspective that really, it's what Anglicanism is all about to start with.
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