The Anglican Communion

With all the news focused upon Rome, the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion in Alexandria, Egypt earlier this month received scant attention.Jordan Hylden, on the First Things Website has an interesting summary/interpretation. He also includes several helpful links. Here is part of his report:

Anglicans do not agree on the content of the faith, the authority of Scripture, or the loci of ecclesial authority. In fact, Anglicans do not even agree on how far or whether it is necessary to agree on such matters.It is just this, the primates argued, that Anglicanism needs to change if it is to survive as a genuine communion. Although Anglicans have historically been jealous of their autonomy, the primates contended that their emphasis ought to shift from autonomy to communion, accountability, and interdependence. They signaled that these points must be made concrete in terms of binding doctrine and institutional authority.

The rest is here.

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is the author of Rekindling the Christic Imagination.

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