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Apr
20

So great a cloud of memories

The ecclesiology of Holy Women, Holy Men shrinks the effective Church to the merely visible.
Apr
13

Mere Catholicism

What does it mean to be a Catholic university? Alasdair MacIntyre, perhaps the most influential living philosopher, believes the answer to this question involves a significant place for the Catholic philosophical tradition.
Apr
6

Honoring Oliver O’Donovan

By Mark L. MacDonald, symposium convener. O’Donovan’s work is transformative and unique in its relevance to the Church’s present and future.
Mar
26

Covenant and the CofE: ramifications

By Andrew Goddard. It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts to map out some of the ramifications of this development.
Mar
20

Who is punishing whom?

A thought experiment by Nathaniel W. Pierce
Mar
8

Two Communion cultures

By Peter M. Doll. Here is the challenge the Covenant poses to the churches of the Anglican Communion: to commit themselves to a deeper fellowship with one another.
Mar
5

Spatial Catholicity

By Mark D. Chapman. Conflict over what is necessary to salvation is part of what it is to be a catholic Christian. The local needs therefore to relate to the universal. Catholicity cannot be limited purely to one’s own context.
Dec
18

Cranmer’s elegance and the wondrous exchange

By Brian Crowe. At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.
Nov
26

An Augustinian grammar

As Augustine so famously asserted in Sermon 52, if you think you’ve understood something, whatever it is, it’s not God. The maxim might also be applied to Augustine himself.
Nov
20

Rebooting Anglican communication

By Michael Poon. Accountability and interdependence express our communal life: “one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father” (Eph. 4:4-6).
Nov
16

The Anglican Covenant

The Anglican Covenant, centering on mutual commitment, is intended to secure the future of the Communion as one body. The Covenant is the only credible proposal that I am aware of to help hold this family of churches together.
Oct
23

From autonomy to communion

By Titre Ande Georges. We need the right balance between the “one” and the “many.”
Oct
20

The need for transparency

We have considered carefully the available information related to the allegations against Bishop Mark Lawrence that are currently under review by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops. That information discloses an extended and troubling sequence of events that raises serious questions about transparency in the church.
Oct
7

Title IV in action

The new title became effective on July 1, 2011, and already has been invoked in two proceedings against bishops of the Church. Given our past concerns, it is appropriate to take initial stock of the new canons as applied. Our succinct summary: it is even worse than we expected.

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