Ian Paul’s guide to this week’s meeting, written when it was called last September.
“These contributions….clarify that good disagreement does not mean compromising on deeply held convictions, nor entering a neutral space where all opinions are relativized to be of equal value”.
“One of the most arresting studies of the Christian Church that I know of….Never has disunity been exposed to such a damning indictment as in this book. Rarely has the conciliar path to convergence been portrayed with such insight. But what to do when warring Christians will neither meet nor talk, is a further – and seemingly intractable – question”
[toggle title_open=”Close Summary” title_closed=”Open for Article Summary” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]To understand where we are and what we need to do in the Communion it is helpful to step back and recognise that, on paper at least, there has been a remarkable Communion consensus despite the disputes of recent years. … Continue Reading
Can we view the Communion afresh as multipolar and escape the libertarianism of many liberals and the confessionalism of many evangelicals? Three facts which “show not only that a workable agreement is possible, but that neither liberals nor evangelicals have a better alternative to it…that each constituency has a plausible motivation for long term support for the Communion”.
Links to various online resources relating to the January 2016 Primates’ Meetings
A review of the last six Primates’ meetings under Rowan Williams as the first such meeting in five years approaches
Reports and statements from all previous Primates’ Meetings