The Faith Once for All Delivered: An Australian Evangelical Response to the Windsor Report edited by Peter Bolt, Mark D Thompson and Robert Tong.
As one way out of the current 'crisis' within the Anglican Communion, The Windsor Report seeks to strengthen the structures of the Communion in such a way as to give them almost quasi-legal force. The Faith Once for All Delivered assembles a number of responses to Windsor and argues that Windsor's Strategy has little chance of succeeding.
It is the responsibility of all Christian people to cling to the apostolic faith 'once for all delivered to the saints' (Jude 3). The apostolic word is the word of God. To depart from this word is to depart from God's form of faith and God's way of life. Our elders, ministers, and bishops have a responsibility to 'hold firm to the trustworthy word' (Titus 1:9). In their consecration, Anglican bishops have taken responsibility to pass on faithfully the de[psit of apostolic teaching, and to admonish and exhort others to do the same. To depart from biblical teaching is a severe dereliction of duty which has disastrous spiritual consequences for the people under their pastoral care. This is the serious nature of the contemporary 'crisis.'
This collection of essays responds to The Windsor Report from several directions: legal, rhetorical, and theological. They are written by Australian evangelicals, who share a common belief that the future of Anglicanism ought to be shaped more and more by 'the faith once for all delivered to the saints.'
First Published 2001 by The Australian Church Record
ISBN: 978 0 646444 69 7
Contributors: Peter Adam, Paul Barker, Peter Bolt, Neil Cameron, Robert Doyle, Marty Foord, David Hohne, Peter Jensen, Broughton Knox, Barry Newman, Tony Payne, Bill Salier, David Short, Mark Thompson, Robert Tong, Jane Tooher, John Woodhouse.
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