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Chosen Ones

The Politics of Salvation In The Anglican Church

Chosen Ones by Chris McGillion
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The soldiers of Christ are on the march in the Australian Anglican Church. The appointment of Peter Jensen as Anglican Archbishop of Sydney was the triumphant culmination of a struggle for power within this influential diocese. He and his supporters are implementing reforms leading the Church away from traditional forms of worship and progressive policies, towards extreme conservative evangelism—not just in Sydney, but across Australia and internationally as well.

Chris McGillion tells the inside story of the take over of Sydney's Anglican Church, arguing it is nothing less than a new Reformation. He explains why the Sydney diocese has been receptive to the evangelical mission, the role of the brothers Jensen and other leading church figures, and how their aggressive proselytising could open up a deep cultural divide in this country. He also examines the international impact of these changes in the richest Anglican diocese in the world.

'Perceptive, incisive and absorbing. Quite the best study of the modern Anglican Church scene.' Alan Gill, former religion writer and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald

McGillion describes the inner workings of one of the powerhouses of the Anglican Church - Sydney Diocese…Told with the clear eye of an outsider…this is a very readable story [with] a wider appeal to those who seek to understand a key player in this time when conservative Christianity is increasing its influence in Australia and elsewhere. From the Preface by Professor Gary D. Bouma

Allen & Unwin; April 2005
269 pages; ISBN 9781741156362
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Title: Chosen Ones
Author: Chris McGillion