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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion



The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion



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

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

“The authors, as one might expect from an episcopal church, include three present or former archbishops, 13 bishops, 20 or so priests and 40-odd academics, many of them professors (with some overlap between the last two groups), so there is plenty of authoritative scholarship and expertise here.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2014)

“The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion (WBCAC) is an unprecedented work on global Anglicanism.  It offers a thorough account of the history, structures, members and major themes in Anglican thought, which is as comprehensive as it is comprehensible.  As a guide to the Anglican Communion, it leaves no notable stone unturned.”  (Churchman, 1 August 2014)

“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)

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