A History of Anglicanism

By: Kevin Ward

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Anglicanism can be seen as irredeemably English. In this book Kevin Ward questions that assumption. He explores the character of the African, Asian, Oceanic, Caribbean and Latin American churches which are now a majority in the world-wide communion, and shows how they are decisively shaping what it means to be Anglican. While emphasising the importance of colonialism and neo-colonialism for explaining the globalisation of Anglicanism, Ward does not focus predominantly on the Churches of Britain and N. America; nor does he privilege the idea of Anglicanism as an 'expansion of English Christianity'. At a time when Anglicanism faces the danger of dissolution Ward explores the historically deep roots of non-Western forms of Anglicanism, and the importance of the diversity and flexibility which has so far enabled Anglicanism to develop cohesive yet multiform identities around the world. • Provides a comprehensive history of the non-white development of Anglicanism in both indigenous and Diaspora settings • Each chapter highlights the distinctive nature of the Anglican church in a specific region • Analyses the present crisis over homosexuality within a world-wide context Contents 1. Introduction: ‘not English, but Anglican’; 2. The Atlantic Isles and World Anglicanism; 3. The United States; 4. Canada; 5. The Caribbean; 6. Latin America; 7. West Africa; 8. Southern Africa; 9. East Africa; 10. The Middle East; 11. South Asia; 12. China; 13. The Asian Pacific; 14. Oceania; 15. The Anglican Communion: escaping the Anglo-Saxon captivity of the Church? Printed Pages: 374 with 14 maps.

Title: A History of Anglicanism

Author Name: Kevin Ward

Categories: Christianity, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2006

ISBN: 0521803950

ISBN 13: 9780521803953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Brand New

Jacket Condition: Brand New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018625

Keywords: Anglicanism Anglican Christianity Christian Christ Religion