12 April 2007

QotD for 12 April, 2007

On the versions of the proposed "Anglican Covenant"* from various neo-con sources within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion:

A Covenant of the sort being proposed has to do with enshrining as normative within the Anglican Communion a specific theological perspective as the only theological perspective.

Similarly the proposed Covenant provides a legal mechanism for discipline and exclusion as the solution to theological difference.

Neither of these things are Anglican.

And that, gentle readers, is the whole thing in a nutshell.

*(warning: oxymoron alert)

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Is the New Covenant given us by Our Lord Jesus Christ insuffucient? Why do we need another covenant?

No matter what is in the covenant, I am against it. It will be used to punish and exclude.

David, yes. Anglican Covenant = oxymoron.