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I am about to start researching an essay on the Anglican Covenant. I need to critically examine it and analyse how it has been constructed in relation to emerging problems in the communion.
I hope to understand the Covenant in terms of the reasons for supporting it and what might motivate the ambivalence that many are feeling towards it.
As is often the case, I am more interested in developing my understanding, academic awards are nice but I often end up writing beyond the scope of the question so that I can blog the aspects of an issue I am really interested in. If you have any points of view to contribute, I would like to hear them. I am wondering where my support will lie and what I will discover about my own Anglican identity as a result of looking into this. I know it has been causing a lot of debate around the blogosphere but my head has been elsewhere as I have been researching the decline in women across Evangelical Christianity and the legitimacy of a ministry to single gender group: women in an 'effeminised' church.
But as with university education, you only get a few weeks with a particular topic, so it is time to move on to considering the Covenant.