Comments: Some Anglican Covenant views

It would seem, from both items here, that there has been a little legerdemain practised within the courts of the Church of England. What next?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 12:02am BST

There is an important piece by Paul Avis, 'Catholicity Outweighs Autonomy' at The Living Church:

http://www.livingchurch.org/news/news-updates/2011/4/1/catholicity-outweighs-autonomy

Posted by guyer at Monday, 4 April 2011 at 10:45pm BST

"Catholicity Outweighs Autonomy"

Neither outweigh doing justice to others.

Avis' argument, setting forth a lovely picture of communion, militates *against* the covenant, rather than for, for the covenant takes away the choices and responsibilities of communion, therefore does away with communion. In the end, if you feel the communion is unequivocally "worth it," you must deplore the covenant.

Autonomy is absolutely necessary in order to have actual "catholicity" - which refers to "universal" in more than just a quantitative way.

Posted by MarkBrunson at Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 9:57am BST

"Catholicity Outweighs Autonomy."

Tough argument to make in an ecclesiastical polity which exists precisely because of a rejection of Rome's authority and an assertion of English autonomy.

Can't quite imagine Cramner saying that.

Posted by Malcolm French+ at Tuesday, 5 April 2011 at 11:43pm BST
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