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Lectures (for audit) Anglican Foundations
Thu., 14/07/2016, 9:00 am – Thu., 13/10/2016, 12:00 pm AEST
This subject explores the development of Anglican faith and life within the broad catholic tradition of the Church. It examines the distinctive features of method and content in Anglican theology through selected studies in ecclesiology, ethics, worship and spirituality. Special attention is given to the analysis of the writings of major Anglican theologians and influential commentaries on Anglican history and tradition. Anglicanism in the Australian context will also be explored.This subject explores the shape of Anglican theology and practice as well as some important people on the way. It traces the development of Anglicanism through key periods and in relation to important themes finishing with some reflections upon Australian Anglicanism. The Anglican Church in Australia has its own history though its development has been significantly shaped by its inherited tradition. So from this point of view the subject provides a framework for examining contemporary Australian Anglicanism. The topic of Anglican Foundations is a large one and only the barest outline can be offered in this course. If it whets the appetite for more then it will have been of value. Anglicanism is at something of a crossroads in Australia and the quality of our contribution to the ongoing development of the Anglican way in the Gospel will depend upon many things, not least of which will be our understanding of Anglican foundations.