Anglican Monasticism

Anglican Monasticism

Anglican Monasticism:
A Talk for Cumbria Theological Society 27
th June 2013

David S Simon

Introduction

The paper is in three main parts:
Current situation for Anglican Monasticism
Consideration of how this situation was reached
Consideration specifically of the Community of the Resurrection

with a attempt at a conclusion relating Anglican Monasticism to the Church of England

If there is time I may introduce some thoughts about New Monasticism based on an article about living in Community that I wrote when living and working at Rydal Hall

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Apochryphal Gospels – Then and Now

Apochryphal Gospels – Then and Now

 

Apocryphal Gospels – Then and Now

There are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.’ (John 21.25)

So ends the Gospel of John, with an acknowledgement that it contained only a limited number of the traditions about Jesus. But is this statement simply mere authorial hyperbole, or does it reflect a reality that in the gospel writer’s day there were a vast number of stories and sayings attributed to Jesus that were in circulation? If, even to a limited extent, the author of the fourth gospel portrays the prevailing circumstances of his own day, it becomes fascinating to ask what happened to all these extra traditions concerning Jesus.

How did traditions about Jesus survive to the present time?

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