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Anglicanism and the Conditions for Communion—A Response to Cardinal Kasper

Nicholas Sagovsky

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216451
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191712173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0031
Anglicanism and the Conditions for Communion—A Response to Cardinal Kasper

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This chapter presents a response to Cardinal Kasper's question: How it is possible ‘to designate Scripture and the Apostles’ and Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creeds as normative in the Chicago–Lambeth Quadrilateral, but to disregard the binding force of the subsequent living tradition? It argues that Anglicans, though they do not define, or make explicit, the binding force of the living tradition, as Roman Catholics do, by no means disregard it. At the moment they are far from united on how that ‘binding force’ may be discerned, but they cannot see in other Christian traditions the specific gift or gifts that can resolve this crisis in communion.

Keywords: Anglicans; Catholics; unity; communion; Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creeds; Chicago–Lambeth Quadrilateral

Chapter.  5146 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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