Generous Love: the truth of the Gospel and the call to dialogue

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.

  The press release is here:
  The background page is here:
  The text of the document is here:
Those involved in its writing are here:

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.’

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  1. Ronald Says:

    The Gospels are the pillars of my faith. I have read them and know their lessons by heart. The common of they speak is the love of our Lord, indeed, generous love.

  2. Steven Berry Says:

    A Generous Love promotes the wrong headedness of the Scriptural Reasoning “One God” heresy.

    Throughout the Generous Love document one is subtly indoctrinated with error upon error, even as a murderer kills his victim by administering repeated doses of a slow acting poison.

    The fundamental error, on which this document was based, is that since there is only one God, whoever believes in God, worships the same God.

    The authors of Generous Love readily admit that they are following the practice, philosophy and theology of “Scriptural Reasoning”.

    “Our Scriptures speak to us in new ways when they are brought alongside the sacred texts of other religions in the practice known as ‘Scriptural Reasoning’.”

    But, what exactly is Scriptural Reasoning? Not to worry, the Notes at the end of the document provide us with a website wherein we can continue our deadly indoctrination: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/jsrforum.

    Once there, among many other things, we discover… “However, scholars of what we call “scriptural reasoning” have introduced and tested a competing set of hypotheses:

    1. That these three different Scriptures and scriptural traditions actually contain the greatest source of peace and mutual understanding: narratives of each community’s love of the One God and of each community’s resolve to embody God’s Word in their lives;”

    “We do not claim that other non-monotheistic religions are false…”

    “SR believes that the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam remain central vehicles through which the presence of God is known and experienced.”

    It is sad to finally realize that the Anglican leadership is leading the Communion further and further away from Truth, and are openly and actively in the process of destroying the Faith of unsuspecting millions through lies and deceits.

    C.S. Lewis spoke to this merging of truth and error in his The Chronicles of Narnia. In The Last Battle the character if Shift (a conniving and manipulative ape) convinces Narnia that Aslan and Tash are the same.

    “ “Please, please,” said the high voice of a woolly lamb, who was so young that everyone was surprised he dared to speak at all.

    “What is it now?” said the Ape. “Be quick.”

    “Please,” said the Lamb, “I can’t understand. What have we to do with the Calormenes? We belong to Aslan. They belong to Tash. They have a god called Tash. They say he has four arms and the head of a vulture. They kill Men on his altar. I don’t believe there’s any such person as Tash. But if there was, how could Aslan be friends with him?”

    All the animals cocked their heads sideways and all their bright eyes flashed towards the Ape. They knew it was the best question anyone had asked yet.

    The Ape jumped up and spat at the Lamb.

    “Baby!” he hissed. “Silly little bleater! Go home to your mother and drink milk. What do you understand of such things? But the others, listen. Tash is only another name for Aslan. All that old idea of us being right and the Calormenes wrong is silly. We know better now. The Calormenes use different words but we all mean the same thing. Tash and Aslan are only two different names for you know Who. That’s why there can never be any quarrel between them. Get that into your heads, you stupid brutes. Tash is Aslan: Aslan is Tash.””

    “Up till now the King and Jewel had said nothing: they were waiting until the Ape should bid them speak, for they thought it was no use interrupting. But now, as Tirian looked round on the miserable faces of the Narnians, and saw how they would all believe that Aslan and Tash were one and the same, he could bear it no longer.

    “Ape,” he cried with a great voice, “you lie damnably. You lie like a Calormene. You lie like an Ape.”

    “He [King Tirian]  meant to go on and ask how the terrible god Tash who fed on the blood of his people could possibly be the same as the good Lion by whose blood all Narnia was saved. If he had been allowed to speak, the rule of the Ape might have ended that day; the Beasts might have seen the truth and thrown the Ape down. But before he could say another word two Calormenes struck him in the mouth with all their force, and a third, from behind, kicked his feet from under him. And as he fell, the Ape squealed in rage and terror.”

    C.S. Lewis - Book 7 The Chronicles of Narnia
    The Last Battle - Chapter Three - The Ape In Its Glory

    At the End of All Things Emeth, an honorable Calormene soldier, tells of his meeting with Aslan “So I went over much grass and many flowers and among all kinds of wholesome and delectable trees till lo! in a narrow place between two rocks there came to meet me a great Lion. The speed of him was like the ostrich, and his size was an elephant’s; his hair was like pure gold and the brightness of his eyes like gold that is liquid in the furnace. He was more terrible than the Flaming Mountain of Lagour, and in beauty he surpassed all that is in the world even as the rose in bloom surpasses the dust of the desert. Then I fell at his feet … by reasons of my great desire for wisdom and understanding, I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one? The Lion growled so that the earth shook (but his wrath was not against me) and said, It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites…”

    C.S. Lewis - Book 7 The Chronicles of Narnia
    The Last Battle - Chapter Fifteen - Further Up And Further In

    May God open the eyes of the leadership of the Anglican Church and repent of this evil.

    Steven