The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present

ISBN : 9780198822332

Jeremy Morris
480 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2019
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The Oxford History of Anglicanism is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world's largest versions of Christianity. This global study of Anglicanism from the sixteenth century looks at how was Anglican identity constructed and contested at various periods since the sixteenth century; and what was its historical influence during the past six centuries. It explores not just the ecclesiastical and theological aspects of global Anglicanism, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural influences of this form of Christianity that has been historically significant in western culture, and a burgeoning force in non-western societies today. The chapters are written by international exports in their various historical fields which includes the most recent research in their areas, as well as original research. The series forms an invaluable reference for both scholars and interested non-specialists.

Volume four of The Oxford History of Anglicanism explores Anglicanism examines the twentieth-century history of Anglicanism in North America, Britain and Ireland, and Australasia. A historiographical introduction provides insight into changing historical interpretation. The volume explores perspectives on secularization, decolonization, mission, and the theological identity of Anglicanism. It highlights the global communion's movement away from an Anglo-centric leadership and a British imperial legacy towards greater diversity and greater influence for the global south. Ten themed chapters open up complementary aspects of the history of Western Anglicanism, including theological development, social justice, women, human sexuality, ecumenical relations, mission and decolonization, war and peace, liturgical revision, sociological analysis, and the relationship of the church, state, and nationalism. A further section on institutional development looks at the history of communion-wide institutions in the twentieth century, and at changing ideas of Anglican identity. Later chapters survey the regional history of Western Anglicanism in three substantial chapters examining excessively Australia and New Zealand, North America, and the British Isles.


List of Contributors
Series Introduction
1 Jeremy Morris: Introduction
Themes and wider engagements
2 Mark D. Chapman: The Evolution of Anglican Theology, 1910-2000
3 Louis Weil: Liturgical Renewal and Modern Anglican Liturgy
4 Cordelia Moyse: Gender Perspectives: Women and Anglicanism
5 William L. Sachs: Sexuality and Anglicanism
6 Matthew Grimley: The State, Nationalism, and Anglican Identities
7 Martyn Percy: Sociology and Anglicanism in the Twentieth Century: Class, Ethnicity, and Education
8 Sarah Stockwell: Anglicanism in the Era of Decolonization
9 Paul Avis: Anglicanism and Christian Unity in the Twentieth Century
10 Michael Snape: War and Peace
11 Malcolm Brown: Global Poverty and Justice
Institutional development
12 Colin Podmore: The Development of the Instruments of Communion
13 Ephraim Radner: The Anglican Communion and Anglicanism
Regional survey
14 Ian Breward: Anglicanism in Australia and New Zealand
15 Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook: North American Anglicanism: Competing Factions, Creative Tensions, and the Liberal-Conservative Impasse
16 Jeremy Morris: Anglicanism in Britain and Ireland

About the author: 

Dr Jeremy Morris is Master of Trinity Hall. He was Dean of Trinity Hall from 2001 to 2010, and then of King's College, Cambridge from 2010 to 2014. His academic interests include modern European church history, Anglican theology and ecclesiology (especially High Anglicanism), the ecumenical movement, and arguments about religion and secularization. His publications include F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority (OUP, 2005) and The High Church Revival in the Church of England (Brill, 2016).

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