What Anglicans Believe in the Twenty-First Century

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This new edition of the 1974 classic "What Anglicans Believe" is for the very different world of the 21st century and its powerful new preface examines the whole question of belief. David Edwards' purpose is to present a straightforward account of what many Anglicans believe. He writes honest answers to the questions that many are asking of their faith and the Church. He aims to help Anglicans all over the world to understand their own tradition and what it can offer them. A list of questions for discussion makes this an ideal book for study groups as well as for individual contemplation.

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David L. Edwards retired in 1994 as Provost of Southwark Cathedral.

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A careful reading of the New Testament shows great differences among the twelve men first called by Jesus to follow him. It also shows a considerable variety of outlook among Christians and among Christian congregations. One result is that there are four gospels, not one. If you read a letter by St. Paul, and then the letter of St. James, you might be forgiven for wondering whether the same religion is being described. In Paul's letter to the Galatians, he recalls a fierce argument with Peter: "I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong" (2:11). The religion of the New Testament was not uniform, and there is no good reason why Christianity today should be.

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