Item description for Fathers and Anglicans: The Limits of Orthodoxy by Arthur Middleton...
Overview With a need to proclaim Christian truth afresh in each generation this book examines Anglican roots, and studies the controversies, and the struggle for identity, that Anglicanism has had to face in the aftermath of the Reformation. Includes vignettes of the lives of notable Anglicans, such as Thomas Cranmer, Thomas Fuller, Lancelot Andrewes, and others.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.19" Width: 6.19" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
ISBN 0852444508 ISBN13 9780852444504
Reviews - What do customers think about Fathers and Anglicans: The Limits of Orthodoxy?
A noteworthy defense of orthodox Anglicanism Oct 26, 2001
This book surveys the Anglican appeal in theology to the primitive Church since her break with Rome during the reformation. It traces the way in which Cranmer, Hooker, Laud, Taylor, etc., all sought to conform their thinking to the thought of the Church during the first three to four centuries. This line of reasoning continued up until the 20th century, when we see Archbishops of Canterbury like Temple and Ramsey, theologians in their own right who defended a distinctively Anglican theology. The author argues that if world Anglicanism is to stay a viable expression of Christianity it must go back to its roots in an appeal to ancient catholicism, rather than adopting every new secular fad that comes along. While the writing could be clearer in some places, this book is still a wealth of information on the history of the theology of the Church of England. I would recommend it highly to traditionalists in the Anglican Communion as well as to the continuing Anglican Churches.