Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden.
If the Church of England rejects the Anglican Covenant, how will it honor its ecumenical covenants? In 1964, the Church of England made covenanting central to its ecumenical endeavors; is it now abandoning that legacy? A historical review is necessary, for the Anglican Covenant is a historical document shaped by Anglican precedents.
Queen Elizabeth I is reported to have stated that she did not wish to "make windows into men's souls." It is not uncommon for this piece of folk wisdom to be found in films such as Shekhar Shapur's 1998 Elizabeth.
Bishop Peter Selby, a member of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition, offered a paper that contained not only sloppy logic but also a rather curious mis-citation of the Covenant text.