In Search of Authority: Anglican Theological Method from the Reformation to the Enlightenment
Anglican theology has been a hotbed of debate about the
issue of authority since the Reformation. What do we really appeal to when
attempting to decide matters of doctrine, worship, ministry or ethics? The
debate is very much alive today, between Evangelical, Liberal and Catholic
Anglicans around the world. This proposed book focuses on the understanding of authority in Anglican theology.
It looks at the way that
Anglican theologians, in the past and today, have developed their theories of
authority in relation to burning issues. Avis critiques them in a continuous
dialogue or running commentary and set them in an ecumenical context, comparing
Anglican positions with Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant ones.
In each area - Bible, tradition, reason, experience -he sets out a new understanding of authority in a constructive
and persuasive way, moving to a series of overall conclusions and
recommendations. The sharp critiques of various positions will help to make it
the subject of discussion and debate.
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II History and tradition
Chapter 3 Richard Hookers theological method
I Method Scripture and tradition
II The authority of reason and the validity of tradition
Doubt risk and probability
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