Frederick Quinn has posted an essay on the Anglican Covenant over on Episcopal Cafe. Very important read. Of fish bones and following winds: on the proposed Anglican covenant is yet another example of Quinn's fine tuned writing.
An example of the fine art of slicing and dicing: " There never has been and is not now much widespread support for a Covenant. How the draft was declared accepted by church membership across the wider Anglican Communion remains as mysterious as an Egyptian election. There was no general referendum, and the published responses (from only 21 out of 38 Provinces) posted on the Anglican Communion website are complex, incomplete and raise many thoughtful, unanswered questions. There is no groundswell here."
The Episcopal Cafe bio states: "The Rev. Dr. Frederick Quinn has served as advisor to constitutional drafters in several countries of central and Eastern Europe, and as a chaplain of Washington National Cathedral. He has written extensively on law, history, and religion. He is former head of the Rule of Law programs for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Warsaw-based Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights."
He is also a regular nice guy and faithful Christian. His recent book, "The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought" (Oxford University Press, 2007.) is a very valuable read as well.
Go, read the essay over on Episcopal Cafe. Then comment, please.