Friday, April 18, 2014

Time for the Church of England to cut the knot: Parts 1 and 2


This is the first in a two part series on establishment. Next week another guest blogger will argue that the Church of England should continue to be established.

Three issues vexing the Church of England right now, and two more that could lurch into view very soon, suggest that the time has come for the Church to initiate steps towards disestablishment.

The Church is already embroiled in two controversies which bring to the fore the irksome constraints on its freedom of action that even our diminished form of establishment still imposes. The first is its increasingly angst-ridden struggle to approve women bishops.

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