By Bruce Kaye
What's the nature of worldwide Anglicanism in a postcolonial, international age? This ebook presents the main to knowing either the nature of this Christian culture and the basic nature of present disputes. It describes the principles of the culture and descriptions its critical ideals and practices, targeting challenge, liturgy, engagement with others, and tool, wisdom and authority within the church. It comprises chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality within the public lifetime of the church, and the ultimate bankruptcy seems to be to the demanding situations of the long run.
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He contrasts the French and the English systems in terms of the social distribution of wealth, and in the process deals with the importance of the king having adequate finances. He remarks on both the fairness of the English system and its capacity to bring social contentment. The king’s council, its membership and activities, takes up the final part of the book. The first book deals with questions from the perspective of the common people and the ordering of social life, whereas the second book comes at these questions from the perspective of establishing the appropriate roles for the king and his support.
At the end of this period Sir John Fortescue laid out these issues with clarity and in the certain conviction that the English legal system was superior to the main continental alternatives because it reflected and promoted a distinctive and better form of human society. Fortescue (c. 1395–1477) was ‘undoubtedly the major 20 See for a general discussion R. J. Holton, The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism (London: Macmillan, 1985). Forming an Anglican nation in England 27 21 English political theorist of the fifteenth century’, not because he reflected the actual state of fifteenth-century constitutional arrangements in England, nor because he provided a classic text for later seventeenth-century protagonists in the struggle between parliament and crown, but rather because he addressed in the fifteenth century a real crisis in government in a creative and at the same time traditional way.
Forming an Anglican nation in England 21 was conflict between the Irish and Roman practices for calculating the date of Easter. Arguments were presented on both sides, Colman for the Celtic tradition and Wilfrid for the Roman. Bede notes that during the lifetime of Aidan variety of use was tolerated because of the respect in which Aidan was held. When Oswui opened the debate he began with an essentially political proposition. ’6 In the end Oswui decided the issue on the grounds that St Peter had been given the keys to heaven.
An Introduction to World Anglicanism by Bruce Kaye