Simon Sarmiento over at Thinking Anglicans has given us access to a really remarkable piece of analysis of the proposed Anglican Covenant. Professor Carol Sharp of Yale Divinity School’s look at the concept of covenant and the specific Anglican Covenant proposal concludes as follows:
Our unity is in Christ. Our diversity as Anglicans honors the particular contexts in which we minister and thereby honors the Incarnation of our Lord Himself. If a proposed Anglican Covenant could ensure that we remember to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and our neighbors as ourselves, I would support it. If a proposed Covenant could ensure that we continue to pray for one another, read Scripture together, and meet the Risen Christ in the Eucharist together, I would support it. But no ecclesiological document could ever guarantee that which should already be written on our hearts. This proposed Covenant will only increase the ways and means by which we try to silence each other and put constraints on the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.
I would encourage you to read the entire piece here.