Steven Sykes s The Integrity of Anglicanism was written just before the Lambeth Conference 1978, anticipating global reactions to women's ordination and what this was to mean for a coherent Anglican identity.2 Norman Doe's The Canon Law of the Anglican Communion was published as Lambeth 1998 got underway, anticipating the importance of juridical principles, particularly responses to Archbishop Robin Eames's Commission on Communion that produced the Virginia Report.3 For some good reasons, one of the common themes among all these books is the notion of identity. Putting the significance ofthat work in context, in 2004 R. S. Sugirtharajah, a prominent postcolonial biblical scholar, observed how silent English theology has been on colonialism.10 Citing two major surveys of English theologies, Sugirtharajah noted the lack of any mention of the existence of empire or colonialism, or at least a certain reserve when it comes to discussing the impact of colonialism.
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