Forward in Faith has published a new book entitled Fathers in God? Resources for reflection on women in the episcopate.
The Chairman of Forward in Faith, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, has commented: “To some our theological case is well-known, but others say not just that they disagree with it but that they do not understand it. It is over nine years since the General Synod briefly debated the theology. In the Church of England at large there is at least one generation to whom it has never been presented. We are committed to upholding all of the Five Guiding Principles. In publishing this book we are not seeking to re-open what the second Principle calls the Church of England’s ”˜clear decision’. But the fourth Principle bases provision for us on the fact that we hold a legitimate Anglican ”˜theological conviction’: we therefore feel obliged to articulate what that theological conviction is. And the third Principle locates the Church of England’s decision within a ”˜broader process of discernment within the Anglican Communion and the whole Church of God’: this book contributes to that process.”