Rome and Canterbury: The Elusive Search for Unity

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 29, 2007 - Religion - 160 pages
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Rome and Canterbury tells the story of the determined but little known work being done to end the nearly five hundred year old divisions between the Roman Catholic and the Anglican/Episcopal Churches. The break was never intended, has never been fully accepted and is experienced, by many, as a painful and open wound. It is a personal account that begins the story by reviewing the relevant history and theology, looks at where we are today, and concludes with some reflections on faith and belief in the US.
 

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The divisions between Rome and Canterbury have existed for 500 years, since the Reformation begun by Martin Luther. According to author Reath, the U.S. representative on the governing board of the ... Read full review

Contents

The History
1
Authority
53
The Future
75
Epilogue
97
A Common History Christianitys Earliest Days
98
Agreed ARCIC Documents Eucharist 1971 Ministry and Ordination 1973 Salvation and the Church 1986 Church as Communion 1991
106
Morals Agreed Statement on Teachings and Practices 1994
117
Mary Grace and Hope in Christ 2005
131
Timeline
136
A History of the Gregorian Calendar
138
Population by Continent 400 BC to 1600 AD
140
Resources
141
Bibliography
142
Acknowledgments
150
Index
153
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Mary Reath has been active in the Episcopal Church, serving on the vestries of Trinity Church, Wall Street (NYC) and St. Luke in the Fields, Greenwich Village (NYC). While working on this book, she was a visiting scholar at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. She is currently a governor of the Anglican Centre in Rome. She is s the editor of Public Lives, Private Prayers (Sorin Books, 2001). She lives in Princeton, NJ.

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