The topic of interest for research purposes is the Anglican Church. The theme of the research is “HOW HAS THE ANGLICAN CHURCH DEVELOPED OVER TIME IN JAMAICA”? The rationale of my research into is to
i. identify leadership structure within the Anglican Church,
ii. highlight the implications of religious diversity in the classroom
iii. justify the dominance of religion as the driving force of Jamaica
The methodologies for research are internet sources, books on religious/ historical views and precepts and primary source. The Diocesan website hosts the records of speeches done by the Bishop of Jamaica and information on Protestantism and the Anglican Church. These are substantiated by published works of non- Protestants and non-Anglicans to provide with a clear and general picture of this denomination which dismisses any misconceptions concerning the mission of the Church.
My objectives for research are the factors that led to the establishment of the Anglican Church in Jamaica; what changes the Anglican Church in Jamaica experienced since its establishment; and the contributions the Anglican Church has made to social development in Jamaica.
The internet sources provide the relevant information and the books I read assisted by being unbiased and informative. The main limitation in doing this research was personal because I’m an Anglican and could find no information concerning the history of my rectory, St. David’s Anglican Church, St. Thomas.
Protestantism began in 1517 when revolt ensued against the Roman Catholic Church. The Protestant’s main arguments for distinguishing itself from the Roman Catholic Church included allegations that the established church was `` burying the true meaning’’ of God’s holy word beneath humanly ascribed traditions such as worshipping the saints and idolatry. Hence, theology, worship and social organization were reconstructed by the reformed doctrine of Protestantism, on... [continues]
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