(Independent) Church of England looks set to choose different path with new Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Church of England will almost certainly take a swing to the right as a conclave of powerful figures from within the Anglican Communion meet to decide who should become the new Archbishop of Canterbury over the coming days.

Almost all the front runners who have been put forward for the role are noticeably more conservative than Rowan Williams was before he took leadership of the church nine years ago - particularly when it comes to the thorny issue of homosexuality....

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury --Rowan WilliamsAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE BishopsArchbishop of York John Sentamu* Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

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Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. CharlietheCook wrote:

“...will almost certainly take a swing to the right…”

One certainly hopes so!

September 27, 7:40 am | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

Good God, YES!

September 27, 9:51 am | [comment link]
3. Sarah wrote:

Hate to throw cold water on this rather breathless headline but . . .

It looks like the latest criteria for taking a “swing to the right” is in this paragraph:

Although the shortlist of applicants is not made public, the runners and riders which have been promoted by commentators features a variety of senior theologians who are either against the government’s plans to legalise gay marriage or have yet to declare for it.

That’s actually a “mainstream” belief, certainly not a conservative one.  And arguably, even the old Rowan Williams who wrote “The Body’s Grace” might not have been for legalised gay *marriage*. And of course, as events demonstrated, he was an enabler to revisionist activists through and through.

September 27, 10:52 am | [comment link]
4. Cennydd13 wrote:

Sarah, ++Williams didn’t want to rock the boat, and we’ve seen the results.

September 27, 12:39 pm | [comment link]
5. Tired of Hypocrisy wrote:

There won’t be a swing to the “right,” whatever that means.

September 28, 12:18 am | [comment link]
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