A few things I have noticed about British Christianity in contrast to American Christianity.
Britain is a much less religious country than America. Most people I know are either non-religious or are nominal Christians only.
In spite of this, a disproportionate amount of Christian intellectuals in the anglophone world seem to come from Britain rather than America. Figures such as NT Wright, CS Lewis, John Polkinghorne, Richard Swinburne, Kenneth Kitchen, Peter J Williams, Keith Ward, Alister McGrath and John Lennox come to mind.
Yet in spite of this, most of these individuals are no less conservative than their American brethren, so why the difference in proportion?
Why is this? For me the answer is simple. US style evangelical fundamentalism encourages anti-intellectualism, by suggesting that the holy spirit alone (and not biblical scholarship, tradition, science and philosophy) is sufficient for forming theological opinions. This is not an opinion shared across the pond by the CoE.
What are your thoughts on the differences between Christian theology on both sides of the Atlantic?