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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion

ISBN: 978-0-470-65634-1
780 pages
May 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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This uniquely comprehensive reference work provides a global account of the history, expansion, diversity, and contemporary issues facing the Anglican Communion, the worldwide body that includes all followers of the Anglican faith.

  • An insightful and wide-ranging treatment of this dynamic global faith, offering unrivalled coverage of its historical development, and the religious and ethical questions affecting the church today
  • Explores every aspect of this vibrant religious community – from analyzing its instruments of Unity, to its central role in interfaith communication
  • Spans the Anglican Communion’s long history through to 21st century debates within the church on such issues as sexual-orientation of clergy, and the pastoral role of women  
  • Features a substantial articles on the Church’s 44 provinces, including a brief history of each
  • Brings together a distinguished and international team of contributors, including some of the world’s leading Anglican commentators
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Notes on Contributors xi

Preface xxiii

Acknowledgements xxv

Part I History 1

1 Locating the Anglican Communion in the History of Anglicanism 3
Gregory K. Cameron

2 The History of Mission in the Anglican Communion 15
Titus Presler

3 The Emergence of the Anglican Communion in the Nineteenth and
Twentieth Centuries 33
William L. Sachs

Part II Structures of the Communion 45

4 The Instruments of Unity and Communion in Global Anglicanism 47
Norman Doe

5 The Archbishops of Canterbury, Past and Current 67
Nancy Carol James

6 The Book of Common Prayer 81
J. Robert Wright

7 The Lambeth Conferences 91
Robert W. Prichard

8 Anglican Consultative Councils 105
Samuel Van Culin and Andrew Bennett Terry

9 The Anglican Communion Covenant 119
Andrew Goddard

Part III Provinces 135

Africa 136

10 The Anglican Church of Burundi 137
Katherine L. Wood

11 The Church of the Province of Central Africa 143
Katherine L. Wood

12 The Province of the Anglican Church of the Congo 148
Emma Wild-Wood and Titre Ande

13 The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean 159
Cameron J. Soulis

14 The Anglican Church of Kenya 162
J. Barney Hawkins IV

15 The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 165
Benjamin A. Kwashi

16 L’Eglise Episcopale au Rwanda 184
Emmanuel Mukeshimana

17 The Anglican Church of Southern Africa 194
Ian S. Markham

18 The Episcopal Church of Sudan 199
Abraham Yel Nhial

19 The Anglican Church of Tanzania 204
Phanuel L. Mung’ong’o and Moses Matonya

20 The Church of the Province of Uganda 221
Christopher Byaruhanga

21 The Church of the Province of West Africa 232
John S. Pobee

Asia 239

22 The Church of Bangladesh 240
Shourabh Pholia

23 The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui 253
Paul Kwong

24 The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) 263
Renta Nishihara

25 The Episcopal/Anglican Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East 272
Mouneer Hanna Anis

26 The Anglican Church of Korea 289
Yang Guen-Seok

27 The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) 300
Katharine E. Babson and Saw Maung Doe

28 The Church of North India (United) 319
Dhirendra Kumar Sahu

29 The Church of Pakistan (United) 329
Azad Marshall

30 The Episcopal Church in the Philippines 341
Mary Jane L. Dogue-is

31 The Church of the Province of South East Asia 344
Justyn Terry

32 The Church of South India (United) 355
Ian S. Markham

33 The Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of
Canterbury) 359
Duleep de Chickera

Australia and Oceania 373
34 The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia 374
Christopher Honoré

35 The Anglican Church of Australia 387
Robert Tong

36 The Church of the Province of Melanesia 407
J. Barney Hawkins IV

37 The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea 410
J. Barney Hawkins IV

Europe 412

38 The Church of England 413
Mark Chapman

39 The Church of Ireland 426
Robyn M. Neville

40 The Scottish Episcopal Church 441
Brian Smith

41 The Church in Wales 452
Barry Morgan

Extra-Provincial to Canterbury 464

42 Dioceses Extra-Provincial to Canterbury (Bermuda, the Lusitanian
Church, the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, and Falkland
Islands) 465
John A. Macdonald

North America 474

43 The Anglican Church of Canada 475
Alan L. Hayes

44 Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América 489
Ricardo F. Blanco-Beledo

45 The Anglican Church of Mexico (La Iglesia Anglicana de México) 500
John A. Macdonald

46 The Episcopal Church in the United States of America 508
J. Barney Hawkins IV

47 The Church in the Province of the West Indies 516
Noel Titus

48 The Episcopal Church of Cuba 526
A. Hugo Blankingship, Jr.

South America 538

49 Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (The Anglican Episcopal Church
of Brazil) 539
Gustavo L. Castello Branco and Marcus Throup

50 La Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur (The Anglican Province of the
Cono Sur) 547
John A. Macdonald

Part IV Themes 553
51 Theology in the Anglican Communion 555
Justyn Terry

52 The Anglican Communion and Ecumenical Relations 569
Michael Nazir-Ali

53 Music in the Anglican Communion 585
William Bradley Roberts

54 Liturgy in the Anglican Communion 594
Nancy Carol James

55 Preaching in the Anglican Communion 606
George L. Carey

56 Women in the Anglican Communion 617
Janet Trisk

57 Human Sexuality in the Anglican Communion 627
Godfrey Mdimi Mhogolo

58 Theological Education in the Anglican Communion 643
Leon P. Spencer

59 Interreligious Relations in the Anglican Communion 657
Ian S. Markham

60 Globalization of the Anglican Communion 666
Grant LeMarquand

61 Missionary Work in the Anglican Communion 677
Timothy J. Dakin

62 Cross Communion Organizations 700
Julian Linnell

63 The Spirituality of the Anglican Communion 714
Elizabeth Hoare

64 Views of Colonization Across the Anglican Communion 726
Robert S. Heaney

65 The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) 739
Mark D. Thompson

Index 750

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The Very Rev Dr Ian S. Markham is Dean, President and Professor of Theology and Ethics of Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. He is the author of numerous books including Against Atheism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Encountering Religion (with Tinu Ruparell, Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), Theology of Engagement (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), Truth and the Reality of God (1998), and Plurality and Christian Ethics (1994);and is editor of The Student’s Companion to the Theologians (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), A World Religions Reader, 3rd edition (with Christy Lohr, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and Globalization, Ethics, and Islam (2005).

The Rev Dr J. Barney Hawkins IV is Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Associate Dean of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. A specialist on eighteenth-century Anglicanism in the American colonies, he spent more than two decades in parish ministry before joining VTS’s faculty in 2000. He is co-editor of Christ and Culture: Communion After Lambeth (with Martyn Percy, Mark Chapman, and Ian Markham, 2010), and co-author of Staying One, Remaining Open: Education Leaders for a 21st Century Church (with Richard J. Jones, 2010).

The Very Rev Dr Justyn Terry is Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry, USA, where he is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. He undertook his undergraduate studies in physics at Keble College, Oxford, and in theology and ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, UK. Dr Terry was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1996 and served in ordained ministry in central London for ten years. He received his PhD in Systematic Theology from King’s College, London, in 2003 and is the author of The Justifying Judgment of God (2007).

The Rev. Leslie Nuñez Steffensen is currently Assistant to the Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia.  Prior to completing her Master of Divinity, she was the Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at the Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. She took a BA in international studies at Johns Hopkins University before becoming Master of Theological Studies at VTS. She volunteered for missionary duties in Tanzania, where she worked as Academic Dean of Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, teaching theology and biblical studies.

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“This is a valuable contribution to understanding the Anglican Communion.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 December 2013)

“This wide-ranging and wonderfully comprehensive companion is really a well-informed guide. Its many essays, together with reports from the provinces which constitute the Communion, provide the background and present the challenges that face the Communion, and its member churches, as it looks to the future. The vast amount of information contained here is invaluable to anyone interested in the evolution of what is known as Anglicanism.”—Frank T. Griswold, XXV Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion marks an important, and much-needed, effort to assemble the best of modern Anglican scholarship in a cooperative, global enterprise, across theological as well as geographic and economic dividing lines to chart something of the vicissitudes of Anglican diversity-in-unity. Here, remarkably, some of the best minds of modern Anglicanism, and a host of recognized leaders, wrestle with the meaning of Anglican identity and history in a single, comprehensive sweep. A rare feat of both scholarship and ecclesial service by Anglicans for the good of the whole--and a first fruit, we may hope, of many similar, cooperative efforts.”—Christopher Wells, Executive Director and Editor of The Living Church Foundation

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