Did Billy Graham revive the Church of England?

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  1. Lowly Layman

    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Why did it take an American to evangelize? Was it because the CofE hierarchy was losing its Christian focus at that time, on the one hand beset by ever increasing liberalism, and on the other hand diverting its attention to absurdly relaxing the moral laws in the name of liberalism, which only led to a declining attendance. Only a small percentage of those who attended Harringay were converted, says Callum Brown in his book, ''The Death of Christian Britain.'' A big noise, some fruit - very welcome, but it seems the structual issues with English church life were never remedied. For that a homegrown solution was needed but was not provided.
     
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    John Stott tried.
     
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    Is Billy Graham considered a heretic because he denied the real presence as a Baptist? I don't know how Anglicans view him because of this particular point.
     
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    Not a heretic per se but in deep error.
     
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    Well anyone who would profess that in the Anglican context would be a heretic

    But since he was never an Anglican it gets a little more muddy due to ecumenical issues, so in that case we would say that, yeah, at the very least he was in deep error
     
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    Do all Anglicans believe in the Real Presence?
     
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    Most Anglicans would call it the real spiritual presence, but yes. The Body and Blood of Christ are truly present in the sacrament.
     

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