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

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

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.

About the instructors: 

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He has traveled and written widely about Anglican history and theology, including his book Backpacking through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity.



$300: Auditor

$380: Montreal School of Theology (MST) student

Credit: Open to both auditors and students who wish to apply credits towards the M. Div. degree or the Certificate in Theology.

Admissions: Students must have reliable Internet access to participate in the class. This course is open to students with an undergraduate degree (in any subject) or equivalent and is suitable for people engaged in lay or ordained ministry, those preparing for ministry, or those looking for continuing ministerial education. Please contact the college if you have any questions about whether you are eligible to apply.

Accommodation in Montreal for intensive courses: Please contact the college for information on reduced cost accommodation in Montreal during the intensive courses.

Application and registration: To apply, please contact Beth Reed ( or 514.849.3004 x221) who can assist you in the next steps of the process. Once the application process and registration are complete, students will receive more information about the course including readings and assignments.



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