Anglican and Evangelical? by Richard Turnbull

By Richard Turnbull

At a time while Anglican and Evangelical appear to be more and more polarised instead of a part of a similar culture, an Evangelical Anglican takes a clean examine the historic and modern expressions of every to evaluate their targeted standpoints, to teach how a lot universal flooring they proportion and to ascertain what this suggests for the church this present day. Practitioners who contemplate themselves on one or the opposite aspect of the controversy, in addition to those that may best friend themselves with either traditions, will welcome this new appraisal with its perception into assembly issues and mutual targets. it is a important contribution for all who're involved to arrest the conception, regardless of the truth, of the Anglican church's inexorable decline.

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The principle rather is that of oversight achieved through the episcopate being adapted locally according to the needs of the people. This could not be further from any Anglican imperialism. The principles of episcopacy are asserted as prior to its form. Canon A5 This canon sets out the identity of Anglicanism. Canon A5 Of the doctrine of the Church of England The doctrine of the Church of England is grounded in the Holy Scriptures, and in such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the said Scriptures.

However, the weight that they are sometimes expected to bear by others pays little regard to their place in the bigger story and often owes more to the romanticism of the later historian than it does to the historical reality. Anglicanism and the Enlightenment The Enlightenment describes a philosophical movement which emerged during the eighteenth century. Key philosophers such as Locke, Leibniz, Voltaire and Kant were all part of the movement. It was the Age of Reason. The implications of this intellectual current for theology have been enormous.

In other words, its unity and universality was based upon the teaching of the apostles - content rather than form. He set out his arguments in his Apology of the Church in England, published in Latin in 1562 and English in 1564, together with his Defence of the Apology, first published in 1568 and in enlarged form in 1570. The Apology has six sections. The first deals with the claims of Protestantism as defender of truth. The second sets out the Reformed understanding of the Anglican formularies, over and against Rome, not least in respect of ministry and the Lord's Supper.

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