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The Renewal of Anglicanism


SPCK 1993

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Anglican belief and practice allows that God communicates through his Word as well as through the beauty of his works. The trick, of course, is to keep the two sources of communication in balance. Nowhere is this balance better struck than in the writings of the atheist-turned-Anglican-clergyman Alister McGrath. McGrath takes Scripture very seriously as an unshakable source of truth for belief. At the same time, McGrath recognizes that God also communicates through art and literature. McGrath draws on these two different sources to teach us more about God and about how to live in light of what he has communicated. McGrath also offers a thoroughgoing defense of God’s existence, again drawing not only evidence from Scripture but from the beauty of creation.

This work sets out to inspire new hope for the future of Anglicanism. Indeed, it is the start of a renewal, showing readers the first steps in the thinking, talking, and action that, under God, will bring life to his people.

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Key Features

  • Challenges the reader to renewal and evangelism, in response to the Anglican weariness beginning in the 1960s
  • Recommends the reconstruction of the via media or ‘middle way,’ the bringing together of diverse groups
  • Urges the Anglican church to renew their roots, as they did in reformations of the past


  • Anglicanism in Transition
  • A Lost Generation
  • Evangelism and the Renewal of Anglicanism
  • The Renewal of Anglican Theology: Addressing Experience
  • Reconstructing the Via Media
  • The Renewal of Anglican Theology: Returning to Roots
  • Theological Education and the Renewal of Anglicanism

Product Details

  • Title: The Renewal of Anglicanism
  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 176

About Alister McGrath

Alister E. McGrath is an historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity’s Dangerous Idea, In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England, and lectures regularly in the United States.

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