Consequently, Anglicans are to be found on either side of most prominent political issues. Some favor the death penalty as a way of promoting justice; others oppose it as unjust in its application, and in any case as forsaking mercy. Some support marriage for homosexuals as promoting justice and the recognition of human dignity; others oppose it as undermining public morality and therefore human dignity. And on other questions there is likewise disagreement.
1. How was political control tied to the early Anglican vision for society?
2. What is meant by a godly state? Is this still the goal of Anglicanism? Explain.
3. Do Anglicans hold common views for society? Explain.