Divided We Stand: North American Evangelicals and the Crisis in the Anglican Communion

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of the Anglican Communion's ‘crisis’ regarding the place of gay and lesbian persons within the tradition. It presents a social and theological contextualization of this crisis within the Episcopal Church, USA, in the second half of the twentieth century. It argues that the origins of the Anglican Communion's crisis regarding gay and lesbian persons within the Communion are best understood in continuity with the broader North American evangelical movement of the second half of the twentieth century. The implications of this contextualized study serve to critique an understanding of the current crisis, which juxtaposes a decrepit, liberal ‘North’ with a vibrant, ‘orthodox’ ‘Global South’.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-125
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Anglican Studies
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anglican Communion
  • Episcopal Church
  • evangelicalism
  • Global South
  • homosexuality
  • The Next Christendom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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