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A Still More Excellent Way

Authority and Polity in the Anglican Communion

A Still More Excellent Way

Authority and Polity in the Anglican Communion

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334059325
Published: 30/07/2020

For at least the past two decades, international Anglicanism has been gripped by a crisis of identity: what is to be the dynamic between autonomy and interdependence? Where is authority to be located? How might the local relate to the international? How are the variously diverse national churches to be held together 'in communion'?

A Still More Excellent Way presents a comprehensive account of the development and nature of metropolitical authority and the place of the 'province' within Anglican polity, with an emphasis on the contemporary question of how international Anglicanism is to be imagined and take shape.

The first comprehensive historical examination of the development of metropolitical authority and provincial polity within international Anglicanism, the book offers hope to those wearied by the deadlock and frustration around questions of authority which have dogged Anglicanism.

Alexander Ross

Alexander Ross is a parish priest in the Diocese of Melbourne. He was previously Associate Dean and Bye-Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK.