The Episcopal Church in crisis : how sex, the Bible, and authority are dividing the faithful / Frank G. Kirkpatrick.

By: Kirkpatrick, Frank GSeries: Religion, politics, and public lifePublication details: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008Description: xxvi, 219 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780313346620 (alk. paper); 0313346623 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Episcopal Church | Anglican Communion -- United States -- Forecasting | Twenty-first century -- ForecastsDDC classification: 283/.7309049 LOC classification: BX5930.3 | .K57 2008
Contents:
The beginnings of the crisis -- The resolution that shaped the debate and the election that shook the communion -- "Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world" -- The way we were: historical background -- From Rome to post-establishment America by way of Canterbury -- "Things fall apart" -- The bishops assembled: the Lambeth Conferences from 1867 to the present -- "Surely some revelation is at hand" -- The uncompleted struggle for women's ordination: from defective men to the 'conscience clause' -- "The blood-dimmed tide is loosed" -- From Robinson's election to the present -- From the Chapman memo to the Windsor Report: the tension between unity, uniformity, and Episcopal authority -- "The centre cannot hold" -- From Dromantine to San Joaquin -- "The worst are full of passionate intensity" -- Perspectives from the discontented -- The conservative plea for moral certainty and ecclesiastical discipline -- "Spiritus mundi troubles my sight" -- The communion in Africa : from imperially colonized to moral colonizers -- "Somewhere in the sands of the desert" -- Biblical perspectives on slavery and homosexuality -- Reconciling natural law, biblical truth, and the moral abomination of slavery -- "Twenty centuries of stony sleep" -- The Bible, sex, and the contest of interpretations -- "A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun" -- Conclusion: The shape of the future.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-205) and index.

The beginnings of the crisis -- The resolution that shaped the debate and the election that shook the communion -- "Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world" -- The way we were: historical background -- From Rome to post-establishment America by way of Canterbury -- "Things fall apart" -- The bishops assembled: the Lambeth Conferences from 1867 to the present -- "Surely some revelation is at hand" -- The uncompleted struggle for women's ordination: from defective men to the 'conscience clause' -- "The blood-dimmed tide is loosed" -- From Robinson's election to the present -- From the Chapman memo to the Windsor Report: the tension between unity, uniformity, and Episcopal authority -- "The centre cannot hold" -- From Dromantine to San Joaquin -- "The worst are full of passionate intensity" -- Perspectives from the discontented -- The conservative plea for moral certainty and ecclesiastical discipline -- "Spiritus mundi troubles my sight" -- The communion in Africa : from imperially colonized to moral colonizers -- "Somewhere in the sands of the desert" -- Biblical perspectives on slavery and homosexuality -- Reconciling natural law, biblical truth, and the moral abomination of slavery -- "Twenty centuries of stony sleep" -- The Bible, sex, and the contest of interpretations -- "A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun" -- Conclusion: The shape of the future.