Background

Because of the differences between conservative and liberal Anglicans over homosexuality and female bishops, the Anglican world church is threatened with a new schism. The bishops of the church community representing about 77 million Christians, who are meeting in England until Sunday, want to avert this, but they are not ready to do so. According to observers, however, a disintegration of the church community into traditionalists and modernizers can hardly be prevented now.

Tensions are not new in Anglican church history, explained church historian Wolfram Kinzig (Bonn) recently in an article for the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung". This, he said, was virtually "a story of rupture". However, the theology professor points out, strictly speaking the church community cannot be threatened with schism because – unlike its member churches – it is not itself a church.The Church of England is the mother church of the Anglican Communion of Churches. It arose in the 16. The schism itself arose in the sixteenth century as the result of a schism – from the conflict between the English King Henry VIII. and Pope Clement VII. In the "English Reformation," Henry broke away from the pope in 1534 for reasons of power politics and had himself declared head of the Church of England.Out of a spiritual reform movement within the Anglican Church, in turn, had emerged in the 18. The Methodist Church developed in the twentieth century. John Wesley (17031791), ordained minister of the Church of England, initially did not want to found a new church. The first independent Methodist churches emerged in North America, which in turn spread back to Europe.The danger of a split in the Anglican world church had increased again in June after the "Global Anglican Future Conference" in Jerusalem. There was a call for a reorientation of church institutions. The majority of the conservative theologians had come from third world countries. Traditionalists oppose blessing of same-sex partnerships and installation of gay ministers. Some 200 Anglican bishops have also boycotted the Lambeth Conference for these reasons.The history of Christianity as a whole has been marked by secessions and schisms since its early beginnings. Major landmarks in church history include the final separation of the Eastern and Western churches in 1054 after centuries of estrangement, and the separation of the Protestant north and Catholic south in the 16th century. Century.

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