Change and Transformation: Essays in Anglican History by Thomas P. Power,George R. Sumner

By Thomas P. Power,George R. Sumner

The integrative subject matter of this number of essays is switch and transformation explored within the context of various expressions in the context of Anglican Church background. It addresses a few imperative themes--notably the sacraments, liturgy, biblical interpretation, theological schooling, the connection of church and country, governance and authority, and Christian schooling.

The quantity lines Anglican Church heritage chronologically. It features a comparative examine of penance within the considered John Wyclif and Thomas Cranmer. The ebook additionally treats the dispersal of authority obvious within the improvement of the ebook of universal Prayer and the King James Bible, consensus in eucharistic theology within the 17th century, and advancements in biblical interpretation within the early eighteenth century. This ebook additionally discusses a imaginative and prescient for the Christian schooling of youngsters, switch in theological schooling within the 1830s, the metanarrative of continuity built by way of excessive Church historians within the past due 19th century, expanding self-government within the Church on the outset of the 20 th century, and types of governance on the outset of the twenty-first.

While this assortment highlights features of switch and transformation as an integrative subject matter, it's not its premise that fluctuate was once normative or pervasive, perpetual or consistent, inside Anglicanism. however, those essays bring up a few new traces of inquiry, make a few suggestive interpretations, or suggest revision of accredited perspectives.

Thomas P. energy teaches church heritage at Wycliffe university, collage of Toronto.

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