28 October 2001

I'm currently reading The Study of Anglicanism (2nd Edition), a collection of informative and comprehensive essays edited by Stephen Sykes, John Booty, and Jonathan Knight.

The essays include explorations of various aspects of Anglicanism: its history; its understanding of the Christian faith; how it negotiates the relation between Scripture, tradition, and reason; its various standards (39 Articles, catechisms, prayerbooks, ordinals, etc.); its theology of the church, sacraments, ministry, and so on; as well as various aspects of Anglican spirituality, pastoral practice, ethics, ecumenism, the world-wide communion, and the like. Contributors include scholars as diverse as Peter Toon, Henry Chadwick, Stephen Sykes, and Paul Avis.