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ECUSA goes it alone by Andrew Goddard Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040201230417/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/goddard031108.htm Anglican evangelicals utterly oppose the consecration of Gene Robinson as bishop. A spokesman outlines the steps that should now follow. FOR some Christians, the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire in the United States is a cause of great celebration. It bears witness to the inclusivity of the Christian Gospel. Those Christians are, however, a small minority both within the Anglican Communion and...
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November 30, 2003
A Critique of Mark Dyer’s Explanation of the Windsor Report, as recorded at Virginia Seminary by Dr. Andrew Goddard, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (Oct 21, 2004) Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050527082832/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/Dyer_Critique.htm Anglican Communion Institute Based on a transcript of Bishop Dyer’s explanation of the Windsor Report at Virginia Seminary, recently posted on the web, it is clear that he summarizes and interprets the Windsor Report in a variety of ways that are seriously misleading. Here are a few of them: What is the aim of the...
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October 21, 2004
ON READING THE PRIMATES’ COMMUNIQUE Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050306001539/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/initialreflectionsrevised2.htm Introduction (paras 1-5) The opening three paragraphs of the communiqué ( paras 1-3 ) set the context of its primary substance ( paras 4-19 ): the response of the Primates to the current crisis and to the Windsor Report they commissioned from the Lambeth Commission last time they met ( para 4 ). The Primates begin with an account of how they received the Report and the responses to it. These “offered a high measure of...
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February 01, 2005
A Commentary on the Address of the Bishop of Exeter to the American House of Bishops" by the Rev. Dr. Andrew Goddard, Anglican Communion Institute Fellow Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060613005005/http:/anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Exeterpiece02.html The content of the address of the Bishop of Exeter to ECUSA’s House of Bishops would have made it highly significant in its own right. The fact that he delivered it as the representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘who”, as Bp. Langrish says, “specifically asked me to bring you this message and assure you of...
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March 03, 2004
The Most Rev. Drexel W. Gomez Archbishop of the Bahamas ACI Future of Anglicanism Conference Charleston, South Carolina January 8, 2004 Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040201221646/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/foa-gomez.htm Recent events in North America have placed the entire Anglican Communion into a state of crisis. We are, as Anglicans, at a critical crossroad in our pilgrimage as a Communion. I refer of course to the actions of the Bishop and Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster in Canada where same sex blessings were officially endorsed and authorized by the...
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January 08, 2004
Homosexuality And The American Religion The Rev. Leander S. Harding, Ph.D. Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040404000212/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/homoamerrel.htm Harold Bloom, an iconoclastic literary critic at Yale, wrote a book published in 1992, with the title The American Religion. Using an argument developed by Msgr. Ronald Knox in his magisterial work on Enthusiasm and by the Presbyterian theologian Phillip Lee in his book Against The Protestant Gnostics. Bloom makes a convincing case that the real American Religion that is the unofficial but actual...
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April 04, 2004
Godless Morality and the abandonment of Christian Identity by Trevor Hart Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20031010041055/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/godlessmorality.htm Godless Morality raises a series of far-reaching questions for those who would seek to live as Christians in today’s world. This sounds like a good thing on the whole, and perhaps it is. While faith is about much more than asking questions, it certainly cannot avoid them. If it is to pursue responsible answers then it must constantly be reminded what the relevant questions facing it actually are, not...
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September 01, 2003
Living with Diversity: Scripture, Tradition and the Present by Trevor Hart Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20031207111539/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/livingwithdiversity.htm 1. Title and task I should say at the outset that I interpret the word ‘present’ in my title as a substitute for the more traditional ‘reason’, rather than simply a reference to the temporal juncture at which we find ourselves. In other words, ‘present’ refers to the wider pattern of intellectual and cultural factors which form part of the matrix for the doing of Christian theology. I shall offer...
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September 01, 2003
On Archbishops Kolini’s and Yong’s reply to E. Radner A brief response by E. Radner The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, Senior Fellow, The Anglican Communion Institute Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040220061552/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/radner2koliniandyong040129.htm Archbishops Kolini of Rwanda and Yong of Southeast Asia have sent out a weighty rebuke for what I have written regarding the need for mutual accountability within the larger church as we seek to right the listing vessel of the Anglican Communion’s common teaching, and the Christian teaching and witness of...
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February 20, 2004
A Response to Bishop Johnson's Pastoral Letter Concerning the AAC Memo Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040216210428/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/responsetojohnson.htm By The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner Senior Fellow, The Anglican Communion Institute The only thing surprising about Bishop Johnson's pastoral letter is the level of vituperative hostility; the content itself represents a consistent ignorance about the Anglican Communion and a willful denial about ECUSA's standing, externally and internally, with respect to its canonical legitimacy in the eyes of both that...
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January 01, 2004