Ethics and Community

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.

Study Questions:
     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.

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