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“Saving Anglicanism” Explores
History and Futures of Church & Communion

May 31, 2006. Lionel Deimel, PEP board member and past president, has written a 15-page essay reviewing recent Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion history as a context for consideration of the church’s response to the Windsor Report and Anglican primates.

The new report, “Saving Anglicanism: An Historical Perspective on Decisions Facing the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church,” asks that readers 

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consider the church’s goals as it debates the resolutions proposed by the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion in its report “One Baptism, One Hope in Gods Call.”

 

Dr. Deimel suggests that the current church struggles are something more than ordinary theological disagreements. Not only is the Anglican Communion at risk, but, more importantly, he argues, Anglicanism, as an approach to the Christian Gospel is threatened.
Click here to read Dr. Deimel’s report.

PEP Board member Lionel Deimel has written a thoughtful opinion piece reflecting on the last three years of church debates and suggesting how we might proceed. Even if you do not agree with his conclusions, you will find the discussion informative and thought-provoking. Whereas the views expressed are those of Dr. Deimel and have not been formally endorsed or adopted by PEP, Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh supports the traditional Episcopal via media and believes that there is room within the church for different viewpoints and for honest and open discussion. We are making this essay available on our Web site in the interest of promoting dialogue and in providing a forum accessible to a variety of voices.

Dr. Joan R. Gundersen, President
Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh