([London] Times Leader) A new Archbishop must not pit the Church against modernity

Posted by Kendall Harmon

“My own view”, wrote C. S. Lewis in 1943, “is that the Churches should frankly recognise that the majority of the British people are not Christians and therefore cannot be expected to lead Christian lives.” When a new Archbishop of Canterbury succeeds Dr Rowan Williams he will face a still more acute form of that dilemma. He will, even so, have an essential role in the life of the nation as well as the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is to articulate, in an age of doubt and pluralism, the essential Christian virtue of love in theological terms, and strive to make the Church its vehicle....

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Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Cennydd13 wrote:

The problem as I see it is that, if they’re trying to select an archbishop who will try to satisfy everyone, they’ll end up with a man who will satisfy no one.

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