Saturday, May 1, 2010

The now and not yet unified conservative Anglican bloc

Do not stop with this paragraph, arresting though it is, from the Living Church editorial on GSE4:

"Let us not deceive ourselves, however, that there is a unified conservative (or any other) bloc — in the global south, or among Communion-minded cognoscenti the world over — with a clear plan, based on a commonly received and articulated theology of the Church, that will prevail at any moment. Rather, it seems that we remain at a more rudimentary level of discernment, debate, and study, amid competing schools of thought that long for quite different Anglican unities, along more or less “evangelical” and “Catholic” lines; watch how the words structure and institution are used variously and divergently. And the See of Canterbury sits in the crossfire, asked by all sides to act and lead."

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