“Saving Anglicanism” an essay by Dr. Lionel Deimel, Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh board member and past president, has just been published on the PEP website. It stands together with his recent essay, “What should General Convention 2006 do?” (reviewed on my blog ) as an important set of documents for those making decisions at General Convention 2006.
While “What should General Convention 2006 do?” addressed the specifics of the Special Commission resolutions without an historical analysis of the reasons why the resolutions respond as they do, “Saving Anglicanism” looks at the broader context of the struggles within the Episcopal Church for its future and at the possibility of moving beyond the sense of crisis to a new understanding of our role in saving Anglicanism from itself.
I highly recommend this essay. Good reading!