Hunwicke's Back...and that Bowdlerlised BDW


Thank heaven Fr. Hunwicke is back, this time enriching us all with his explorations of "eodem sensu eademque sententia" (Part 1, 2, 3 and 4) and the hermenutic of continuity. His point about the abuse of the so-called Vincentian Canon is important, as that abuse was in high force among many Anglicans in times past. Most Anglicans are not really aquainted with it anymore, but the "Continuing" churches and Forward in Faith-North America types here in the United States, Canada and Australia still appeal to it to justify their Branch Theory ecclesiology.
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And in other Ordinariate news, Mgr Edwin Barnes has stirred up a hornet's nest by daring to address the fact that the Book of Divine Worship (BDW) was based on an inferior Prayer Book - the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Steve Cavanaugh took up the challenge of comparing the 1662 with the BDW; and an anonymous latinist (you know who you are) sent something in to Mrs. Gyapong showing it to be so - but feeling that perhaps "bowdlerised" is too strong of a word. Fr. Phillips had the last word on this, giving insight into the history.

 

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