End of the Anglican era?
Theo Hobson, in a provocative essay published in The Guardian, argues that the recent arguments within the Church of England, over openly homosexual bishops, reflect a deeper problem that Anglicanism cannot solve.
It's all over, Hobson argues. The Anglican tradition cannot survive. The whole piece is worth reading, but this snippet might convey the tone:
So why is the Anglican settlement finally unravelling after nearly 500 years? We must refer to the church's establishment. To put things bluntly: establishment is effectively over and we are in the headless chicken phase.
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