Friday, 30 March 2012

Comments on an archbishop's resignation

Much has been written about the resignation of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his acceptance of the Mastership of Magdalene College Cambridge. Much of this has not been worth reading, but here are some of the better articles.

Benjamin Myers in Times Higher Education: An inclusive mission

Stephen Crittenden in The Global Mail: The Philosopher Priest

Giles Fraser in The Guardian: Rowan Williams was brilliant, but failed to bridge chasm of divided church

George Conger in the Church of England Newspaper: The Rowan Williams years and Overseas reactions to Dr. Williams’ resignation

The Tablet has this editorial: Wanted: Superhuman Anglican.

Posted by Peter Owen on Friday, 30 March 2012 at 9:23pm BST | TrackBack
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George Conger's attempt at an explanation of his (GAFCON's) understanding of what is required for Anglican Unity comes in this report:

"Since Dr. Rowan Williams “did not resign in 2008, over the split Lambeth Conference, one would have expected him to stay on in office, and work assiduously to ‘mend the net’ or repair the breach, before bowing out of office. The only attempt, the covenant proposal, was doomed to fail from the start,” Archbishop Okoh said."

Conger's alliance with GAFCON and ACNA would never be prepared to admit that it might have been the intransigence of their own dissatisfaction with others in the Anglican Communion that actually broke 'The Net' they expected the ABC would then repair, by dismissing TEC and the A.C.of C.

What also GAFCON Primates seemingly do not understand is that Archbishop Rowan did not have the same anti-gay philosophy as his predecessor, Lord Carey, who first precipitated the straining of 'The Net' at Lambeth 1998, with Lambeth 1:10, and the subsequent raising up of the Windsor Report, which has led to The (failed) Covenant.

The Net was broken by wilful and intentional schismatic activity - like the departure of ACNA & the 'Jerusalem Declaration': a document tantamount to replacement of Anglican Scripture, Tradition and REASON-able, unity in diversity, ethos.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Monday, 2 April 2012 at 11:30am BST

As far as I am concerned, +Rowan Williams is a prophet and the latest anglican protomartyr. Perhaps, others will come to realize the consequences of his "cruxifiction"

Posted by: BORICUA on Monday, 2 April 2012 at 3:07pm BST

Believe me, most of us are *living* the consequences of his "crucifixion."

And yes, he's a prophet - just like Dathan and just like Caiaphas.

Posted by: MarkBrunson on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 at 6:32am BST
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