Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Patron Slams Anglican Covenant

Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Patron Slams Anglican Covenant

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The Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams, a U.S. philosophy professor and author, has become the most recent patron of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition.

McCord Adams, a member or the U.S. Episcopal church, is currently distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and served as regius professor of divinity at Oxford University from 2004 to 2009. She also served as a member of the Church of England's General Synod at the time the covenant was being developed and was known for correcting misinformation among Britons about the Episcopal church. Her latest book was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press.

"Prof. McCord Adams's experience in both the Episcopal church and the Church of England gives her a much broader understanding of the workings of the Anglican Communion," said the coalition's Episcopal church convenor, Dr. Lionel Deimel, in a press release. "Coming on the heels of the decisive [anti-Covenant] synod votes in [the dioceses of) Derby and Gloucester, this is an exciting time for the No Anglican Covenant Coalition."

McCord Adams herself minced no words in the press release when speaking of the covenant. "The proposed Anglican Covenant was conceived in moral indignation and pursued with disciplinary intent," she said. …

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