Skip to comments.Rapid Response [Archbishop of Canterbury]
Posted on 03/08/2006 7:01:04 PM PST by sionnsar
The Archbishop of Canterbury sent this amazing letter (published this evening on titusonenine) regarding Lambeth 2008 to the primates of the Anglican Communion.
These are my immediate reactions as I posted them on titusonenine:
The ABC says:There are many practical questions still to be settled, and the coming months will bring some of them into clear focus.
This is an oblique reference to GC2006.
The rest of what he writes is not dependent on the presence or nonpresence of ECUSA.
In other words, the ABC is assuming nothing at all about ECUSAs future status in this letter.
Here is the money quote and possibly the most important paragraph for us:
Despite the levels of bitter controversy over sexuality in the Communion, I do not hear much enthusiasm for revisiting in 2008 the last Lambeth Conferences resolution on this matter. In my judgement, we cannot properly or usefully re-open the discussion as if Resolution 1.10 of Lambeth 1998 did not continue to represent the general mind of the Communion. But there are nonetheless two things that I believe will be relevant and helpful to bear in mind.
The ABC is not ready to overturn lambeth 1.10 as Communion teaching.
He doesnt even want to give reappraisers the chance to do it.
This is a blow to ECUSA, Canada, and Scotland.
Apparently, judging by the headline, the AP agrees with my quick assessment: Archbishop of Canterbury rules out attempt to rewrite stern resolution on homosexuality (hat tip: T19)
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