/March 1999 Articles

ON WHAT GROUNDS?

William Davage Oxford, Beautiful City! so venerable, so lovely, so unravaged by the fierce intellectual life of our century, so serene! .... whispering from her towers the last enchantments of the Middle Ages .... Home of lost causes, and forsaken [...]

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SYNOD INSIDER

Worcester Sauce IT IS NOT DIFFICULT to criticise the General Synod. We all do it from time to time, and there are many voices encouraging us to do so. There is a school of thought that says the Synod is [...]

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REFORM UPDATE

Lambasting Lambeth THE WEEK AFTER the Archbishop of Canterbury called on Christians and Muslims to stop demonising each other, Bishop Spong - and it seems at least one bishop this side of the Atlantic - were busy demonising the Anglican [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Barchester Revisited In his 'Personal View' as Preface to the Church of England Year Book 1999, Canon Hugh Wilcox called for a review of clergy stipends. In particular he drew attention to the removal of differentials between parochial clergy. '...a [...]

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

LENT IT IS WELL KNOWN that Lent originated as a period of preparation for the observance of the Paschal festival at Easter. Since this was the main occasion for the Baptism of new converts, Lent quickly acquired the character of [...]

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IDLE CURIOSITY

TEN FOR THE MILLENNIUM First, an apology. Last month this column caused some panic buying of hymn-choosing resources due to needless alarm over the millennium bug; sorry! Its true effects will be rather different from those so lightheartedly forecast in [...]

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

Traducing Tradition MANY conservative clergy have thought Lambeth a chance for their dioceses to make an official statement in favor of traditional teaching. The resolution on sexuality declared what is still (more or less) official Episcopal teaching, it passed by [...]

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