By Bruce Kaye
What's the nature of global Anglicanism in a postcolonial, worldwide age? This publication offers the most important to realizing either the nature of this Christian culture and the basic nature of present disputes. It describes the rules of the culture and descriptions its valuable ideals and practices, targeting undertaking, liturgy, engagement with others, and tool, wisdom and authority within the church. It contains chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality within the public lifetime of the church, and the ultimate bankruptcy appears to the demanding situations of the long run.
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That change in perception implied a dramatic shift in the terms of understanding about both the nature of religion and its political significance. The Pope was not now seen as commanding allegiance of any significant political kind. Clearly gone were the days when English kings corresponded with the Pope in order to refuse his demands of fealty. The great crisis of church and state of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when Pope and crown claimed jurisdiction over the totality of human life had resulted in a stand-off.
See the discussion of finances in G. Elton, The Tudor Revolution in Government (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969). Forming an Anglican nation in England 29 interests of public good. In modern theological terms it is a classic example of contextualisation. In that sense Fortescue is interested in a society which is ordered so as to enhance the good and restrain the evil. Such a society will provide for liberty of a kind not experienced by the peasants of France and an authority structure which is directed to the common good and not the private interests of the king.
The first book deals with questions from the perspective of the common people and the ordering of social life, whereas the second book comes at these questions from the perspective of establishing the appropriate roles for the king and his support. The first moderates the ambitions of the king; the second underlines the importance of his position being secure. All this flows out of the initial scriptural imagery and the tyrannical tendencies of unrestrained power and authority which the scriptural text implies.