Rowan Williams: "It is more attractive to go in quest of the real Church than to seek for the pattern of Cross and Resurrection in the heart of where we happen to find ourselves. But Ramsey implicitly warns us that the quest can be a way back to the self-defining and self-protective religious institution that always distorts or stifles the gospel."
All the structures of the Anglican Communion are answering the same perennial question: "What does it mean to be a communion of churches?"
Have Anglicans made incompatible commitments to different Christian churches in ecumenical dialogue?
The Body of Christ has a history that may be mapped, discussed, and studied; it continues to suffer various indignities and worse until the End; and the teachings of its churches undergo various changes.