By Miranda K. Hassett

The signal open air the conservative, white church within the small southern U.S. city publicizes that the church is a part of the Episcopal Church--of Rwanda. In Anglican Communion in Crisis, Miranda Hassett tells the attention-grabbing tale of the way a brand new alliance among conservative American Episcopalians and African Anglicans is remodeling conflicts among American Episcopalians--especially over homosexuality--into worldwide conflicts in the Anglican church.

within the mid-1990s, conservative American Episcopalians and Anglican leaders from Africa and different components of the Southern Hemisphere started to forge ties against the yank Episcopal Church's perceived liberalism and starting to be toleration of homosexuality. This ended in dozens of yankee Episcopal church buildings filing to the authority of African bishops.

according to large study, interviews with key members and observers, and months Hassett spent in a southern U.S. parish of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda and in Anglican groups in Uganda, Anglican Communion in Crisis is the 1st anthropological exam of the coalition among American Episcopalians and African Anglicans. The e-book demanding situations universal views--that the connection among the american citizens and Africans is only one in all comfort or perhaps that the american citizens acquired the aid of the Africans. as an alternative, Hassett argues that their partnership is a planned and devoted stream that has tapped the facility and language of globalization in order to circulate either the yank Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion to the right.

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