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Sydney Anglicans: more reactions to Muriel Porter's book

We first reported on Sydney Anglicans and the threat to world Anglicanism at the end of August. Now here’s an update.

The coverage at ABC in Australia in response to the original excerpt from the book continued: in addition to the article Serious flaws in Muriel Porter’s misguided polemic by Mark Thompson previously linked, there was also another one by Michael Jensen, Are Sydney Anglicans actually Anglicans? and another by Peter Kurti It’s Anglicanism, Jim, but not as we know it.

Later, Bruce Kaye wrote about all this in Terms of engagement in Anglican war of words.

Now, Anglican Media Melbourne has published two articles: a news report on the book launch by Roland Ashby Sydney’s ‘harsh sectarianism’ a threat to church and a review of the book by Alan Nichols Exposing the agenda of the Sydney Diocese.

And, in England, John Richardson has written a review for New Directions which can be read here.

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Richard Ashby
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Richard Ashby

The pages of ‘Anglican Media Melbourne’ seem to have got scrambled and are mostly unreadable.

Grumpy High Church Woman
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Grumpy High Church Woman

Michael Jensen – any relation? Just asking.

Simon Sarmiento
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Pages of AMM look fine here, Richard.

Yes, son of the archbishop, GHCW.

Lapinbizarre
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Lapinbizarre

Curious that Alan Nichols, author of “Exposing the agenda of the Sydney Diocese” is a canon of St John’s Cathedral, Gahini, Rwanda, Rwanda being a principal begetter of the AMiA incursion.

Sara MacVane
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Sara MacVane

Scrambled and unreadable here in northern France, too.

Randal Oulton
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Randal Oulton

@ Richard Ashby: The pages of ‘Anglican Media Melbourne’ seem to have got scrambled and are mostly unreadable.

It probably depends what browser you are using. After a few years of calm, we’re entering browser / web standards turmoil again.

Father Ron Smith
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I found Alan Nichols’ interpretation of Dr.Muriel’s book most enlightening – and further evidence of the Sydney trajectory within the Communion. There can be little doubt that Archbishop Jensen’s personal support for the GAFCON bishops had much to do with the schismatic tendency of that constituency. Regarding Lapinbizarre’s comment about Alan Nichols’ canonry in Rwanda: There are many clergy who were formerly working in G.S. Provinces – before the present divisions on gender & sexuality in the Communion – who now wish that things were progressing differently in their former fields of missionary endeavour. Maybe Alan is one of these.… Read more »

Grumpy High Church Woman
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Grumpy High Church Woman

Can anyone enlighten us as to all the family connections in the diocese of Sydney? They do all seem related to each other, which is very curious …?

Father Ron Smith
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@ G.H.C.W.

There are quite a few Jensens in the Sydney Diocese. It is sometimes called the cult of ‘Jensenism’. The brother of the Archbishop is Dean of the Cathedral.