Today, ‘Generous Love: the truth of the Gospel and the call to dialogue’ - an Anglican theology of inter faith relations - was launched at the Anglican Communion Office in London. It is a report from the Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns.
Generous Love was mentioned in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advent Letter. It will be studied at the Lambeth Conference and is likely to be used in theological institutions and private studies throughout the Communion.
In his foreword commending the report, Rowan Williams writes:
‘With great foresight, the Roman Catholic Church at the Second Vatican Council set out some of the theological perspectives that might help shape a faithful and generous approach to other faiths. But the situation has moved on, both in theology and in practical relations between communities, so that there is a need to draw together some of the rich reflection that has been going on more recently. The present document is an attempt from an Anglican point of view to contribute to this drawing together. It is offered for study to the Anglican Communion - and more widely - in the hope that it will stimulate further theological thinking among Anglicans who share that double conviction that we must regard dialogue as an imperative from Our Lord, yet must also witness consistently to the unique gift we have been given in Christ.’