Can the Church of England survive the 21st century? What needs to change and what remains? How does the Church deal with contemporary challenges and how are these related to the situation it faced in 1966?
This book is an evaluation of Bishop Ronald Williams' 1966 book What's Right with the Church of England identifying the issues of that time with reference to the issues still facing the Church of England today. These include perception and position, resources and finance, ethics, ecumenism, a liberal church in a liberal society, ministry for today, marketing, and a contemporary parochial ecclesiology. Many of the issues from 1966 have not changed but the context is significantly different requiring different responses.
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About the Author
Canon David Jennings is a parish priest and also Canon Theolgian at Leicester Cathedral. He lives in Burbage, UK.
Table of Contents
Foreword by the Bishop of Leicester 1
1 'What's Right with the Church of England' 7
Perception and Position 27
Resources and Finance 34
Doctrine and Grammar 41
Worship and Outreach 56
Occasional Offices 65
Mission and Growth 75
The State and Establishment 80
The Church and Ethics 85
3 A Liberal Church in a Liberal Society 92
4 Ministry for Today 101
5 Marketing 108
6 A Contemporary Parochial Ecclesiology 113
7 Conclusion 119
8 Bibliography 122