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Dodgy bishops: can evangelicals obey?

This month I am looking at the apparently controversial idea that ministers in the Church of England should submit to their bishops.

Comment Lee Gatiss
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Scene from the 1960s satirical sketch The Bishop

Ministers in the Church of England have to take an oath of obedience to a bishop. It’s true. And this has been seen recently – even by some non-Anglican commentators in this very paper! — as such an obviously bad thing that all Anglican Evangelicals should now immediately become ex-Anglican Evangelicals. But is that really necessary?