Coming attraction

In the coming weeks, we will be discussing Miranda K. Hassett’s book Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism, and interviewing the author.

The book is due out in July from Princeton University Press, but you can order it now. Ms. Hassett, who has a doctorate in anthropology, attends the Episcopal Divinity School, and is a candidate for ordination in the Diocese of North Carolina.

Her publisher describes the book this way:

“Based on wide research, interviews with key participants and observers, and months Hassett spent in a southern U.S. parish of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda and in Anglican communities in Uganda, Anglican Communion in Crisis is the first anthropological examination of the coalition between American Episcopalians and African Anglicans. The book challenges common views–that the relationship between the Americans and Africans is merely one of convenience or even that the Americans bought the support of the Africans. Instead, Hassett argues that their partnership is a deliberate and committed movement that has tapped the power and language of globalization in an effort to move both the American Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion to the right.”

Stay tuned.

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