Our Anglican Heritage, Second Edition: Can an Ancient Church be a Church of the Future?
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John W. Howe
- Publish Date: 2010-09-13
Description: --What is Anglicanism and how is it distinctive? --Where did it come from and where is it ? --Which beliefs, values, and practices stand at the heart of this important, global Communion? --How can its rich heritage help it move into the future? This book is an essential guide to the Anglican tradition for anyone who has ever wondered what Anglicanism-the largest Protestant denomination in the world-is all about. Now fully updated and significantly revised, this second edition of Our Anglican Heritage gives voice to the strong and vibrant evangelical roots of Anglican Christianity. Events at the start of the twenty-first century have threatened to tear the Communion apart. The authors of this book, both Episcopal clergy, each responded to the crisis in different ways. One, a bishop, chose to stay in the Episcopal Church. The other chose to lead his congregation out of the Episcopal Church and into another Anglican Province. This book is a reflection of the strong faith and heritage they still share, and a recommitment to the biblical principles that still undergird and enliven Anglicanism. Endorsements: I very much hope that all of you will read this excellent little book, Our Anglican Heritage. It is clear, it is forthright, it is well written, it is pungent, it is faithful, it is courageous. --Rev. John R.W. Stott Rector Emeritus, All Souls Anglican Church, In a way one could say that Christ Church, Plano was built on the first edition of Our Anglican Heritage. Ever since I read it twenty-five years ago, it has been the staple that we recommend and give to all of our new members. In its new edition, the authors have done it again. They have given the church a clear and compelling account of what Anglicanism is, where it came from, and how it can be a trusted, magnificent, and reliable way of living out the Christian Faith. --The Rev. David H. Roseberry Rector, Christ Church in Plano, Texas The publication of a new edition of Bishop Howe's Our Anglican Heritage is an event to be celebrated! Anglicanism can only be understood through its history, and here is a readable, fair, and concise account of that history. Clergy and laity alike should rejoice that this resource is available to them in a revised and updated form. Full marks to Bishop Howe and Dr. Pascoe for this excellent and much needed piece of work! --The Very Rev. Philip Turner III Vice President of The Anglican Communion Institute former Dean of Berkley Divinity School at Yale About the Contributor(s): The Right Reverend John Howe is the Episcopal Bishop of Central Florida. With his wife Karen he co-authored Which Way?: A Guide for Young Christians, along with numerous articles. He is the author of the first edition of Our Anglican Heritage (1976). The Reverend Dr. Sam Pascoe is an Anglican priest serving as resident clergy at Jacksonville Anglican Fellowship. He was an Episcopal priest for over twenty years, serving churches in Virginia and Florida. He left the American Episcopal Church in 2006 and is now a member of the Anglican Church in North America. He is the author of Buried Alive, a study of the Anglican Articles of Religion.