The Labour of Obedience Paperback

The Benedictines of Pershore, Nashdom and Elmore, a History

by Peta Dunstan;

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The Labour of Obedience

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This important study of key Anglican Benedictine Communities in the first half of the 20th century provides a vital record of how the Anglican Communion dealt with an issue that was as divisive in its day as today's disputes over sexuality and women bishops, and explores the origins of the influential Anglican Papalism movement. It was the heyday of Anglo-Catholicism in the Church of England. Religious life was flourishing for the first time since the Reformation. The first shock came when the Abbot of Caldey, a flamboyant character noted for luxurious tastes, and his monks went over to Rome. Nashdom - the great Benedictine community to which Gregory Dix belonged and, in many ways, the ultimate expression of Anglo-Catholicism - threatened to do likewise over the crisis of the Church of South India where the very idea of priestly ordination and identity was being challenged. Thanks to Archbishop William Temple the crisis was averted, the monks of Nashdom stayed and the scene was set for Anglican Papalism to enter the stage.

The Labour of Obedience by Peta Dunstan was published by Canterbury Press in June 2009 and is our 38055th best seller. The ISBN for The Labour of Obedience is 9781853119743.

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Details for The Labour of Obedience

Page last updated 21st January 2012
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (June 2009)
Number of Pages230
Thickness17 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1901789
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