How Would You Summarize The Various Anglican Factions in the US?
If you had to, in a very few words, offer a summary of “how things have divided” in Anglicanism in the US—short enough for someone to be able to actually remember it and hold it in his or her head, how would it look?
Here was my effort in response to an email question:
I think what you may mean by the “family tree” are the various splinters and factions? At least that’s what I gather.
I don’t know of such a visual, and honestly, I think only the most nerdy wonk would be up for that—it a lot of arcane knowledge.
I’m nerdy, though, so here’s a very brief summary of what I see with all the Anglican Splinters floating about in the US.
—1870s—departure of many low-church evangelicals from TEC to form the REC
—1970s—departure of many Anglo-Catholics from TEC to form—eventually—some 40 different “Continuing Church” entities
—2000—departure of many charismatic/evangelicals from TEC to form the AMiA [in alliance with Rwanda]
—2006—departure of many charismatic/evangelicals from TEC to form:
CANA [in alliance with Nigeria]
clusters of parishes/clergy in alliance with Kenya, Uganda, and the Southern Cone
—2008—departure of three AngloCatholic dioceses—Fort Worth, San Joaquin, Quincy—and one evangelical diocese—Pittsburgh
—2009—formation of ACNA, attempting to combine the four departed dioceses, CANA, the AMiA, Kenya, Uganda, Southern Cone parishes/clergy, and the REC
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