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Last rites : the end of the Church of England

Author: Michael Hampson
Publisher: London : Granta, 2006.
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"Dire Sunday services, shrinking congregations and financial meltdown are realities of the contemporary Church of England. In this controversial book, Michael Hampson, who worked as a parish priest for thirteen years, examines the crisis in the Church of England. It is a church in decline, whose attendance has never been lower and whose power is being surrendered by stages to an emerging fundamentalism alien even to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hampson, Michael.
Last rites.
London : Granta, 2006
(OCoLC)891648125
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hampson
ISBN: 9781862078918 1862078912
OCLC Number: 70173905
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Vicarage life --
2. Hierarchy : from the crown to the curate --
3. The emergence of the three-party church : from the Reformation to the twentieth century --
4. The rise of evangelicalism --
5. The charismatic era : 1960-1983 --
6. Descent into chaos : 1983-2005 --
7. The insider's story --
8. Jeffrey John and the aftermath --
9. Use and abuse of the Bible --
10. The coming financial crisis --
11. A manifesto. Vicarage life --
Hierarchy : from the crown to the curate --
The emergence of the three-party church : from the Reformation to the twentieth century --
The rise of evangelicalism --
The charismatic era : 1960-1983 --
Descent into chaos : 1983-2005 --
The insider's story --
Jeffrey John and the aftermath --
Use and abuse of the Bible --
The coming financial crisis --
A manifesto.
Responsibility: Michael Hampson.
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Examines why the Church of England is a crisis. This work describes a church irreconcilably divided between liberals and evangelicals, shackled by tradition and with little resonance for the laity of  Read more...

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'The best book I have ever read about life inside the Church of England. Lucid, passionate and timely. Read it now before the whole thing's gone' Andrew Brown, Church Times An explosive demolition Read more...

 
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