Wonderfully and Confessedly Strange by Bruce Kaye
Australian Essays in Anglican Ecclesiology

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Concerned with vital issues of ecclesiology within Australian Anglicanism, this book is both daring and controversial. It confronts the undiscussable and in doing so brings together people who write from various contexts within the Church. Its diversity of style and attitude reflects the living richness and complexity of Australian Anglicanism today and also the problems and challenges. The book, in four parts, sets out the issues of methodology, looks at influences of the Australian Anglican inheritance, examines aspects of the institutional life of the Church, and, finally, focuses on the social and political contexts within which ecclesiology is shaped and created. This book is an essay , a conversation and a listening between theologians and, consequently, does not attempt to present a unified ecclesiology. As with the Christian community from which it stems, it seeks to engage with its divine- wonderful and confessedly strange -origins.

About Bruce Kaye

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Bruce Kaye was General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia from 1994 to 2004. He is a cosmopolitan scholar and priest who, after studying in Sydney and taking his doctorate in Basel, held a post in the Theology Department at the University of Durham in the UK for twelve years before returning to the University of New South Wales in Australia. His visiting fellowships include periods in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Cambridge, and Seattle, and he is a regular visitor to North America. He is the author of eight books, editor of ten further volumes, and has written some sixty journal articles as well as contributing to newspapers, radio and TV. He is also the foundation editor of The Journal of Anglican Studies.
Published December 31, 2006 by ATF Press. 425 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction