The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion by Ian S. Markham
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This uniquely comprehensive reference work provides a global account of the history, expansion, diversity, and contemporary issues facing the Anglican Communion, the worldwide body that includes all followers of the Anglican faith.

An insightful and wide-ranging treatment of this dynamic global faith, offering unrivalled coverage of its historical development, and the religious and ethical questions affecting the church todayExplores every aspect of this vibrant religious community – from analyzing its instruments of Unity, to its central role in interfaith communicationSpans the Anglican Communion’s long history through to 21st century debates within the church on such issues as sexual-orientation of clergy, and the pastoral role of women  Features a substantial articles on the Church’s 44 provinces, including a brief history of eachBrings together a distinguished and international team of contributors, including some of the world’s leading Anglican commentators

About Ian S. Markham

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The Very Rev Dr Ian S. Markham is Dean, President and Professor of Theology and Ethics of Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. He is the author of numerous books including Against Atheism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Encountering Religion (with Tinu Ruparell, Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), Theology of Engagement (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), Truth and the Reality of God (1998), and Plurality and Christian Ethics (1994);and is editor of The Student’s Companion to the Theologians (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), A World Religions Reader, 3rd edition (with Christy Lohr, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and Globalization, Ethics, and Islam (2005).The Rev Dr J. Barney Hawkins IV is Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Associate Dean of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. A specialist on eighteenth-century Anglicanism in the American colonies, he spent more than two decades in parish ministry before joining VTS’s faculty in 2000. He is co-editor of Christ and Culture: Communion After Lambeth (with Martyn Percy, Mark Chapman, and Ian Markham, 2010), and co-author of Staying One, Remaining Open: Education Leaders for a 21st Century Church (with Richard J. Jones, 2010).The Very Rev Dr Justyn Terry is Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry, USA, where he is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. He undertook his undergraduate studies in physics at Keble College, Oxford, and in theology and ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, UK. Dr Terry was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1996 and served in ordained ministry in central London for ten years. He received his PhD in Systematic Theology from King’s College, London, in 2003 and is the author of The Justifying Judgment of God (2007).The Rev. Leslie Nuñez Steffensen is currently Assistant to the Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia.  Prior to completing her Master of Divinity, she was the Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at the Virginia Theological Seminary, USA. She took a BA in international studies at Johns Hopkins University before becoming Master of Theological Studies at VTS. She volunteered for missionary duties in Tanzania, where she worked as Academic Dean of Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, teaching theology and biblical studies.
Published March 13, 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell. 785 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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