Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Editor's Notes

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The Lambeth Conference of last summer was one in which several contentious issues were raised and argued about. All the issues were important ones, and perhaps for that reason most of the bishops were divided in their reactions to what occurred. Whatever judgements any of us might make about the various decisions and the general atmosphere of the conference, there is, I think, no denying that it was a rather historic Lambeth Conference in that sharp divisions among the national churches and within them became much more evident than in the past.

This issue of the ATR includes articles by several people from the Episcopal Church who were participants in various ways and who give a general overview of what happened and their evaluation of the shifts and changes which were evident at the meetings.

It also includes two other articles which explore some of the questions which were important at Lambeth. The first is a paper delivered at Lambeth by Bishop Rowan Williams on making moral decisions. The second by the retired Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Philip Turner, reflects upon some aspects of Anglican unity and diversity. Both of these articles are also being published in other places in the United States.

Even though publishing articles which have been published elsewhere is not our editorial policy, I believe both of these (along with the others) are sufficiently important that they should be made available to as many people as possible throughout the Communion. The ATR is a good medium for doing this since the journal has become more and more of an international publication for the whole Anglican Communion. …

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