Comprehensive

One of the glories of the Church of England is said by many to be its comprehensiveness.   Others condemn it.   It effectively means that its members – and even its clergy – can hold almost any belief or none, and still claim membership, and loyal membership at that.   Thus an inability to accept the historicity of, for example, the Virgin birth or the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ has proved to be no bar to the holding of office, nor has a disbelief in His deity.   The problem comes when one tries to agree on the limits of that comprehensiveness.   The debate continues!

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