Authored by a layman for the laity of the Anglican Church, this for those who are curious, who want to learn, or who need to brush up basic knowledge. The work is divided into simple chapters that are particularly useful in describing the way that historic and global Anglicanism has been recovered and renewed in the Anglican Church in North America; and it helps one to understand the emergence of the Anglican Church in North America as a principal fruit of a worldwide Reformation of Anglicanism, because of the Global Anglican Future Conference of 2008 (GAFCON) having called for the founding of the Anglican Church in North America as a part of the re-centering of global Anglicanism on the “Faith once for all delivered to the saints.” At the second Global Anglican Future Conference in 2013 the North American Province took its place as part of the great missionary movement that is 21st century orthodox Anglicanism.
This book presents Anglicanism as a very reliable way to invite, form, disciple, and deploy committed Christians in today’s confused world.
Celebrate Anglicanism is for to those who are looking for a new life in Christ and also for those who are charged with preparing souls for such a life in the Anglican Way. It is arranged in chapters that encourage group or class discussion, where together inquirers can discover the treasure that is the Christian Faith in the Anglican Way.
There are many questions to connect what is being learned both to personal reflection or group discussion. The appendices offer everything from the classic creeds, to a Church Constitution, to contemporary statements from global Anglican gatherings.
Listed below are the topics for each one of the seven sessions. At the end of each session is a section entitled Questions for Preparation and Discussion. They are very appropriate for small group or individual use.
SESSION ONE Leaving our Nets, Anglicanism, Catechesis
SESSION TWO What is Anglicanism, Origins of the Anglican Church
SESSION THREE Anglican Beliefs, Doctrine, and Traditions
SESSION FOUR Liturgy and More
SESSION FIVE The Role of Laity and More
SESSION SIX Happening Beyond the Local Parish
SESSION SEVEN Becoming a Fisher of Men