Orthodox Anglican Identity

The Quest for Unity in a Diverse Religious Tradition

By Charles Erlandson

Orthodox Anglican Identity

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  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 4/28/2020
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Orthodox Anglican Identity

The Quest for Unity in a Diverse Religious Tradition

By Charles Erlandson

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  • ISBN: 9781532678257
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 4/28/2020
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About-

While the postmodern world we inhabit is highly fragmented, contested, and conflicted, we all have one thing in common: we are experiencing identity crises. Religious traditions are not immune to these crises, and orthodox Anglicans have been experiencing their own issues with identity since the 2003 consecration of an openly homosexual man. Orthodox Anglicans want to say who they are as both orthodox and Anglican, but they are also finding it difficult to articulate a clear and coherent identity, especially an Anglican one. This orthodox Anglican pursuit of a renewed sense of self in a complex and fragmented world is a microcosm of our postmodern context, and an examination of their quest holds enticing clues to our own urgent searches for meaning and identity.



Think of this book as a kind of story: the story of a worldwide church who, when its identity was threatened, took counsel together to renew and revitalize its sense of self. In the process, it not only faced many dangers and difficulties but also learned much about who it was and who it wanted to be.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The current crisis in the Anglican world has revived interest in its identity and coherence as an ecclesiastical tradition. The great merit of this book is that it demonstrates how difficult it is for those who are ‘orthodox’ on current issues, like same-sex marriage, to formulate a consistent picture of Anglicanism that will gain general acceptance among those who have reacted against recent liberal trends. Conservative Anglicans need to get their act together, and Dr. Erlandson shows us how likely they are to encourage further division rather than promote the unity they officially seek. A challenging book for all Anglicans who look for spiritual renewal in the church.”

—Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University



“I want to commend this thesis to serious students of the Anglican way, especially to those seeking to be Anglican or Episcopalian within North America and the West generally. Do please buy and read the thesis—better to be informed and to live as an Anglican with understanding than to live avoiding facing the messy reality of the situation on the ground!”

—Peter Toon, (now deceased) Anglican priest and theologian

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Charles Erlandson

Bio(s)-

Charles Erlandson is a professor of Church History and the Director of Communications at Cranmer Theological House in Dallas. He is a priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church and serves as the assistant rector at Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church in Tyler, Texas, where he resides with his wife and children. He has recently completed a manuscript of his book, Take This Cup: How God Transforms Suffering into Glory and Joy.


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