Item description for A Church for the Future: South Africa as the Crucible for Anglicanism in a New Century by Harold T. Lewis...
Overview Examines current issues facing the Anglican Communion through the prism of the history of the Southern African church and people.
Publishers Description Examines current issues facing the Anglican Communion through the prism of the history of the Southern African church and people. Through this combined narrative of the global and local church, the author offers a remarkable story combining history, race, class and culture in Africa. He traces the paradigm shift in Anglicanism as its vitality moves beyond the borders of England and America to the global South, with all the theological implications. Today, South African Anglicanism attempts a middle way through crucial issues like HIV/AIDS, poverty, and human sexuality. Ideal for those interested in "inculturation" - the intersection of church, culture, and ethnicity.
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Studio: Church Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.13" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Church Publishing
ISBN 089869566X ISBN13 9780898695663
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More About Harold T. Lewis
Harold T. Lewis is rector of Calvary Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and the author of Yet With a Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church. For many years he served the national church as staff officer for Black Ministries.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Church for the Future: South Africa and the Future of Anglicanism?
A Church for the Future?? Apr 15, 2008
A Church for the Future: South Africa and the Future of Anglicanism
I found Mr. Lewis' book interesting; it enlarged my historical understanding of developments in the Anglican Communion. However, the interpretive viewpoint is that of liberal mainline Christianity. The book is best read alongside such authors as Thomas C. Oden (How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind). At present, the Anglican Communion is deeply divided between the liberal American vision for the future advocated by the American Episcopal Church, and the more orthodox and conservative viewpoints of many African, Asian, and South American bishops and archbishops. Let the reader beware: this is only one side of a struggle for the future of the church.