Paul Barnett (Photo: Sue Careless)
By Sue Careless
FOR ALMOST a decade Mere Anglicanism has attracted clergy and laity alike for thought-provoking presentations and glorious choral worship in the community that has been dubbed the Holy City because of its many spires.
About 280 people gathered at the eighth and largest annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 24th-26th to hear stimulating talks on the theme: “Behold the Man!: The Person and Work of Jesus Christ.” While it was mostly theologians who spoke from the podium, the audience they were addressing was not predominantly academic so their talks had to be clear and concise.
Two scholarly bishops addressed the gathering. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Barnett, an historian of ancient history and a former Anglican Bishop of North Sydney, Australia, said “I could not reject the historical reliability of the New Testament,