Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion: Powers and Pieties

1st Edition

Abby Day

Published December 7, 2015
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781472444134 - CAT# Y255442
Series: Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology


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Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion offers unique perspectives on an organisation undergoing significant and rapid change with important religious and wider sociological consequences. The book explores what the academic research community, Anglican clergy and laypeople are suggesting are critical issues facing the Anglican communion as power and authority relations shift, including: gender roles, changing families, challenges of an aging population, demands and opportunities generated by young people, mobility and mutations of worship communities; contested conformities to policies surrounding sexual orientation, impact of social class and income differences, variable patterns of congregational growth and decline, and global power and growth shifts from north to south.

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