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Product Code: 9781786220028ISBN/EAN: 9781786220028Publisher: CANTERBURY PRESS
This collection of essays from leading figures in the Church of England explores how its theology, polity and practice have evolved during the past forty years. Focusing on the three areas of liturgy, governance and inclusive ministry, it reflects on the theological journeys the church has undertaken to arrive at its present understanding. It aims to enable readers to engage theologically with these issues and offer a significant contribution to thinking in these areas for the future and the challenges it holds. Chapters include:Paul Bradshaw on doing liturgical theologyWilliam Fittall on taking national decisionsMark Chapman on the theology of rule by synodPaula Gooder on women and the episcopateNicholas Holtam on making the church more inclusive The volume is dedicated to Bishop Michael Perham in thanksgiving for his ministry, and reflects some of Michaelís greatest priorities. The Archbishop of Canterbury provides a foreword and the first female diocesan bishop and Michaelís successor at Gloucester, an afterword.
Release Date: 31/01/2018