A Church for the Future

South Africa as the Crucible for Anglicanism in a New Century

Harold T. Lewis

Oct/2007, 176 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780898695663



Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Examines current issues facing the Anglican Communion through the prism of the history of the Southern African church and people. Through this combined narrative of the global and local church, the author offers a remarkable story combining history, race, class and culture in Africa. He traces the paradigm shift in Anglicanism as its vitality moves beyond the borders of England and America to the global South, with all the theological implications. Today, South African Anglicanism attempts a middle way through crucial issues like HIV/AIDS, poverty, and human sexuality. Ideal for those interested in "inculturation" - the intersection of church, culture, and ethnicity.

Harold T. Lewis is the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the author of Yet with a Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church. Lewis has spent a number of years working and teaching in South Africa.

‘This book is a significant contribution to the conversation underway within the Communion about what kind of church we will be. I hope it will continue to be widely read by bishops, clergy, and laity throughout the church.’
Jeffrey Schilling Gill, Christ Episcopal Church, Andover, Massachusetts

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