Tony Palmer’s convergence movement on the other hand is”
“The convergence movement refers to a move among evangelical and charismatic churches in the United States to blend charismatic worship with liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical sources. The Convergence Movement was inspired by the spiritual pilgrimages of modern Evangelical writers like Thomas Howard, Robert E. Webber, Peter E. Gillquist and the ancient Christian writers and their communities. These men, along with theologians, scripture scholars, and pastors in a number of traditions, were calling Christians back to their roots in the primitive church.”
More about the convergence movement here
Put simply, the convergence movement is a network of groups made up of Evangelicals who have felt the need to root their faith in the historic creeds, the teachings of the apostolic fathers, apostolic succession, liturgical worship and Eastern Orthodox/Catholic spirituality. These groups retain their independence while drawing on the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic traditions in their worship, governance, doctrine and spirituality.
The strength of the convergence movement is that it is enthusiastic, doctrinally orthodox and genuinely interested in a convergence of Evangelicalism with Catholic Christianity.
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The different groups within the convergence movement will ultimately end up in the sectarian error. They will have unity of doctrine but no unity of form. If they do effect some kind of formal convergence then they will end up in the latitudinarian error by which they will sacrifice unity of doctrine for unity of form.
Or….and here is an exciting possibility…they will find their way to the Anglican Ordinariate–a structure which will allow them a certain amount of independence, will value their Evangelical tradition and their desire to embrace the historic church AND bring them into full communion with the Holy See.