(inspired by a comment in the previous thread — thanks, Fred!)
The Insufficient Quad
The Lambeth Quadrilateral, though originally conceived as a tool to broaden the reach of ecumenical relations between Anglicans and other Christians, eventually came to be seen as a helpful tool in ordering our own Anglican household. It has not proven to be sufficient for some in this regard.
- They not only want (rightly) to give pride of place to the Scriptures, but the their specific understanding of the Scriptures.
- They also want to add to the credenda items in the past uniformly held to be questions of pastoral theology, not dogmatic or systematic theology.
- They want to place extra emphasis on two of the sacramental rites (marriage and ordination) rather than focusing on the two Dominical sacraments.
- And finally, they do not want to respect one specific local adaptation in the office of bishop to meet the needs of particular communities.
Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG