Anglicanism and Ethics
We are an English speaking Anglican Church, part of the Church of England, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Often we meet people, who may ask – what does it mean to be Anglican? Or, how is Anglican different from Reformed, or Roman Catholic or Pentecostal? Or what gifts or insights does Anglicanism offer to the wider Christian Church.
In 2016-2017, within the wider Chaplaincy, we are running a great course called Anglicanism: A gift in Christ, which seeks to answer these questions through DVD input and discussion.
Each session has an authority on that field teaching for 30-40minutes on DVD. As the DVD was recorded at a teaching conference, there is a further recorded 10-15 minutes of Questions and Answers from a panel . After that DVD input, we move into discussion about what we think and how we felt about the teaching and questions raised and answers given.
You can come along for every session or the ones which particularly take your attention.
The poster gives the exact titles across the entire year. We meet at Holy Trinity Utrecht Parsonage (which is beside the Church, number 26). Arrive before 8pm if you’d like a coffee or tea. Starts at 8pm and ends at 9.30pm. You do need to pay for parking…
Our March session, is on Anglicanism and Ethics from Dr Philip Turner.
Some words from a review to give you a flavour:
“Dr. Turner, in his treatment of Christian ethics, allows that Anglican ethical perspectives (ranging from Hooker to Wesley to Joseph Fletcher) have historically been quite diverse. Nevertheless, Turner discerns a pattern grounded in the prayer book’s ordering of Anglican worship, wherein we are met time and again by God’s grace in the sacraments, joined together as a people by common prayer and worship, and formed daily by the Holy Scriptures. Ethics, seen this way, is not first of all about coming up with guiding “principles” or about solving difficult quandaries, but instead about how we are formed by God’s grace into a holy people through the worshiping practices of the Church.”
Quoted from http://www.virtueonline.org/anglicanism-gift-christ