His insistence upon a sacramental, episcopally
governed Church beyond Europe flew in the face of what was already emerging from the birth pangs of evangelical Protestantism.
Scripture in turn was to be interpreted in the light of episcopally
sanctioned doctrinal tradition and in conformity with Athanasius' understanding of Christ.
21) These acts of ordination allowed complete communion with the Anglican Church at the outset of church union, as ministers who had not been episcopally
ordained were so ordained by this supplemental ordination.
The aim for those who seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic church," said the episcopally
agreed unanimous statement, "must be their eventual total integration into the life of the Catholic community.
Thirdly, the only "ecumenically viable way out of this morass" lies in "realigning and reconciling Lutheran ordained ministry with the episcopally
ordained ministries in apostolic succession in the Eastern and Western branches of the one holy catholic church.
Root noted that he has learned from Anglicans the expression "the church episcopally
led and synodically governed," which he believes is applicable "to both Lutheran and Anglican churches, even if embodied in a variety of forms.
Teresa Pierlot of Prince Edward Island wrote a 116-page review of an episcopally
approved textbook series, Born of the Spirit (1987-88), in which she concluded that "the majority of the truths of our faith .
The classic High Church Anglicanism represented by SPG's founders and early leaders gave the society its own distinctive understanding of its missionary vocation, entailing an episcopally
governed church working in close collaboration with, and supported by, the colonial power, and a parochial system with an ordered liturgical and sacramental life and systematic education and catechesis.
In a more detailed way, the argument for the South India approach to the reconcilation of ministries is still important for currently continuing negotiations by and with episcopally
His canon, like that of Didymus and other "academic" Christians in Alexandria, was determined not so much by any episcopally
defined list as by the ascetic's quest for spiritual guidance in his effort to contemplate God.
Volf begins by making the case for an ecclesiality of the church based on the assembly and the confession of the apostolic faith, in contrast with an episcopally
or papally ordered understanding of communion.
The conversations were helped by the fact that the Methodist conference has stated on a number of occasions over the years that it is willing to become an episcopally
On numerous occasions, lay men and women had to defend their integrity as witnesses in the face of clerical skepticism and an institutional bias at that time that usually recognized the "reality" of grace only if it was "validated" episcopally
It provided the Moravian missionaries with valid ordinations (Lutheran orders not having been introduced into the community despite its close Lutheran ties) and episcopally
sanctioned ordinations that were valuable in British territories.
The work done has shown that if the will were there, union between episcopally
and conciliarly ordered churches in Scotland is possible.