by Jeffrey W. Driver
An informed and thoughtful examination of the nature of authority within the Anglican Communion, suggesting that the Anglican model of pluralism and dialogue remains a source of strength in a divided world.
Chapter 2: Authority, Conflict, and Communion:
The American War of Independence had meant that there could be no simple extension of the jurisdiction of the Church of England, at least in that part of the New World. In 1840 a bill passed the British Parliament allowing for clergy from the American and Scottish Churches to officiate, on occasions, in England. This effectively established communion with an American church already characterized by its own sense of identity and distinctives in governance, but aware also of its historic links to the… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!