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A History of Global Anglicanism : Introduction to Religion - Kevin Ward

A History of Global Anglicanism

Introduction to Religion

Paperback Published: 19th February 2007
ISBN: 9780521008662
Number Of Pages: 376

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Anglicanism can be seen as irredeemably English. In this book Kevin Ward questions that assumption. He explores the character of the African, Asian, Oceanic, Caribbean and Latin American churches which are now a majority in the world-wide communion, and shows how they are decisively shaping what it means to be Anglican. While emphasising the importance of colonialism and neo-colonialism for explaining the globalisation of Anglicanism, Ward does not focus predominantly on the Churches of Britain and N. America; nor does he privilege the idea of Anglicanism as an 'expansion of English Christianity'. At a time when Anglicanism faces the danger of dissolution Ward explores the historically deep roots of non-Western forms of Anglicanism, and the importance of the diversity and flexibility which has so far enabled Anglicanism to develop cohesive yet multiform identities around the world.

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'This is a valuable and timely book, an asset to anyone who wishes to better understand the diverse and global nature of the Anglican Communion.' British and Irish Association for Mission Studies 'Kevin Ward does us all great service in this new book.' Church Times

List of mapsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction: 'not English, but Anglican'p. 1
The Atlantic isles and world Anglicanismp. 19
The United Statesp. 46
Canadap. 68
The Caribbeanp. 83
Latin Americap. 102
West Africap. 112
Southern Africap. 136
East Africap. 162
The Middle Eastp. 191
South Asiap. 213
Chinap. 244
The Asian Pacificp. 260
Oceaniap. 274
The Anglican communion: escaping the Anglo-Saxon captivity of the church?p. 296
Mapsp. 319
Bibliographyp. 336
Indexp. 356
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ISBN: 9780521008662
ISBN-10: 0521008662
Series: Introduction to Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 19th February 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.61