Anglicans in Canada: Controversies and Identity in Historical Perspective

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University of Illinois Press, Mar 10, 2004 - Religion - 323 pages
From the first worship services onboard English ships during the sixteenth century to the contentious toughmindedness of early clergymen to current debates about sexuality, Alan L. Hayes provides a comprehensive survey of the history of the Canadian Anglican Church. Unprecedented in the annals of Canadian religious history, it examines whether something like an Anglican identity emerged from within the changing forms of doctrine, worship, ministry, and institutions.

With writing that conveys a strong sense of place and people, Hayes ultimately finds such an identity not in the relatively few agreements within Anglicanism but within the disagreements themselves. Including hard-to-find historical documents, Anglicans in Canada is ideal for research, classroom use, and as a resource for church groups.

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Contents

Questions about Missionary Work
11
Questions about the Churchs Role in Society
50
Questions about Church Governance
82
Questions about Anglican Church Style
114
Questions about the Church in the Modern World
143
Questions about Gender in Anglican Life
166
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Alan L. Hayes, an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Canada, is Bishops Frederick and Heber Wilkinson Professor of Church History at Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, and the author of Church and Society in Documents, 100-600 A.D..

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