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Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Conservative Thumbs-down

David Phillips, general secretary of Church Society, has written a very negative essay about the Anglican Covenant, calling it “a waste of time.” Many readers of this blog will find Phillips’ opinions irritating, but he is honest about his views and forthright in his analysis. He finds the doctrinal statements of the Covenant weak—he would prefer something along the lines of the Jerusalem Declaration—and he is clear in his opposition to the centralization of authority that an active Covenant would bring about. He declares that “we do not want an Anglican Papacy or Inquisition.”

You can access Phillips’ unimaginatively named essay “The Anglican Covenant” on the No Anglican Covenant Web site here.

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Blogger JimB said...

I think he makes an interesting and principled case.

I can even agree with his criticism of article one of the so-called covenant. The draft fails to set a clear direction or tell anyone much about who we are.

If can agree the "covenant" is a bad deal and then consider what else we agree about, maybe the exercise is worthwhile. That dose not mean anyone should sign or ratify the silly thing!


March 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM  

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