By One Spirit: Reconciliation and Renewal in Anglican Life

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Religion - 273 pages
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This is a book for anyone seeking a way out of deadlock in Church conflict situations. In employing a contemplative approach to the conflict in the Anglican Communion, it shows how relationships can be rebuilt with affection leading to trust. The author argues for reconciliation which comes with a renewed awareness of the dynamic activity of the Holy Spirit in the Church's life of communion. The present conflict has blocked this activity, stifling the Church's intellectual life by reducing it to a matter of issue-driven politics which have seriously undermined its relationships. The book offers the Anglican Communion the possibility of renewing its life together in a deeper and more apophatic encounter with God in which the certainties which divide it are set aside while the Church rediscovers the genuine bonds of affection which, until now, have held it together. This, it argues, is the work which needs to be undertaken before a Covenant is put in place if the Anglican Communion is to continue to reveal the Gospel in ways which are meaningful for a constantly changing and fragmented world.
 

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Contents

viii
12
CHAPTER
37
CHAPTER THREE
75
CHAPTER FOUR
123
CHAPTER FIVE
155
CHAPTER
185
CHAPTER EIGHT
211
A Reconciled Church of the Future 2
227
Bibliography
253
Index
269
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About the author (2009)

The Author: Lorraine Cavanagh completed her doctorate at Cambridge University in 2003. She is Anglican Chaplain to Cardiff University and part-time tutor in Christian Spirituality at St Michael's College, Llandaff.

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