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- ISBN 9781842273821
- Author FRANCIS ASTLEY & ROB
- Pub Date 15/07/2005
Bringing together the voices of 9000 practicing Anglicans, the author provides a searching critique of the Church of England. ... ...
Bringing together the voices of 9000 practicing Anglicans, the author provides a searching critique of the Church of England.
At the dawn of the third millennium, Rowan Williams the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury faces the daunting challenge of leading the highly diversified and fragmented Church of England. The very essence of Anglicanism remains in the capability of embracing alternative perspectives in teaching and practice.
''Fragmented Faith?' draws attention to three fault-lines within the Church of England: the continuing differences between evangelicals and Catholics, liberals and conservatives, charismatics and noncharismatics. But the fragmentation is more profound than these distinctions of church orientation. This well-informed and perceptive analysis shows that the real divisions are between the generations, between the sexes, and between the laity and the clergy.'
Leslie J. Francis is Professor of Practical Theology in the University of Wales, Bangor.
Jeff Astley is Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education.
Mandy Robbins is a Teaching and Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Wales, Bangor.
Paperback 192 pages