The January 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
In this issue, which focuses on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, history professor Benjamin J. King writes about an agreement reached during the summer between the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox Churches:
The Oriental Orthodox agreement with the Anglicans follows on from similar agreed statements on Christology made with Roman Catholics (1984) and with the Byzantine (or Chalcedonian) Orthodox (1989 and 1990). As John Binns puts it in his Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches (Cambridge, 2002): “Some of the Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches, especially Russia and Serbia, are hesitant, but the reconciliation of Churches that have been divided since 451 is one of the triumphs of the modern ecumenical movement” (p. 30). Now the Anglican Communion participates in this triumph, too.
Two Bishops Call for Equity
Healing a 1,500-year Rift | By Benjamin J. King
Seeking the Church • The Anglican Understanding of the Church | Review by Colin Podmore
Can a Renewal Movement be Renewed? | Review by O.C. Edwards, Jr.
A Death in the Family | By Christopher Brown
‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ | Photo essay by Asher Imtiaz
Baggage on the Canterbury Trail | By Jeff Boldt
Across Difference: Giving Shape to an Ecumenical Church | By Darren E. Dahl