Debating Mission, Marriage, and the Eucharist in the Anglican Communion


Monday, January 28, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9am to 4pm each day at Montreal Dio

Fifty years ago, Anglican worship centred on Morning Prayer, priests were male, marriages were only between a man and a woman, and the word mission was hardly used. In Anglican churches today, worship centres on the Eucharist, the church ordains women and men, some churches marry couples of the same sex, and the word mission is in widespread use. Drawing on Anglican and ecumenical authors from around the world, this course introduces students to the history and theology that lies behind these changes. Students will be enabled to make critical judgements about the recent evolution of Anglicanism and think in new ways about the future directions of the Anglican churches.

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He has written and studied widely in Anglican history and theology, including his books Backpacking through the Anglican Communion and Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan.


$300: Auditor
$380: for credit student

This course is open to people engaged in lay or ordained ministry, those preparing for ministry, or those looking for continuing ministerial education.

Credit: This is a 1.5-credit course. Credit can be offered towards the Master of Divinity or Diploma in Ministry programs, or students may enroll as non-degree independent students. Auditing is also possible. Auditors do all the assigned reading and attend all class sessions but do not submit written assignments and do not earn credit. The college can also prepare certificates of attendance for those who need continuing education credit.

Admissions: The basic admission requirement is an undergraduate degree (in any subject) or its equivalent with a 2.7 CGPA. Please contact the college if you have any questions about whether you are eligible to apply.

Application: If you have taken a course at the college before, please contact the college to indicate your interest in enrolling in this course. If you have never applied to the college before, please submit an application and apply as an independent student. Once the application process and registration are complete, students will receive more information about the course including readings and assignments.

Other Upcoming Courses

Course name Instructor Semester
Thinking Through Congregational Leadership Thinking Through Congregational Leadership
Winter 2019
Leading a Journey into Luke: A Training Day Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2019
Transforming Church Conflict (1 Day Workshop) Marg Van Herk-Paradis
Winter 2019
Christian Theories of Justice (Online Course) Dr. Jason Crawford
Winter 2019
Congregational Leadership Rev. Dr. Dale Woods
Winter 2019
Debating Mission, Marriage, and the Eucharist in the Anglican Communion Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2019