By Mark Chapman
What's Anglicanism? How is it assorted from other kinds of Christianity, and the way did it come to have such a lot of various models in the course of the international? even though initially united by way of place and a typical trust, Anglicanism has steadily misplaced its pre-eminence because the English country church as a result of expanding pluralisation and secularization. whereas there are targeted issues and emphases that emerge from its early background and theology, there's little feel of cohesion in Anglicanism today.
Here, Mark Chapman explores the attention-grabbing background, theology, and buildings of Anglicanism, and highlights the variety of the modern church by means of reading how traditions fluctuate from England and American, from South Africa to Malaysia. Chapman seems to be at present advancements and controversies, similar to homosexuality and ladies monks, and provides thought-provoking feedback for the way forward for Anglicanism. placing the historical past and improvement of the faith into context, Chapman unearths what it really is that holds Anglicanism jointly regardless of the new crises that threaten to rip it apart.
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The ﬁrst 600 years or so of Christian history, combined with the supremacy of Scripture, were his sources. In turn, he tried to show that the Church of Rome had ‘forsaken the fellowship of the Holy Fathers’. ’ 33 Jewel addresses the crucial issue of the authority to reform doctrine. Against the charge that the Church of England had acted unilaterally and had failed to base its decisions on a council, he claimed: Yet truly we do not despise councils, assemblies, and conferences of bishops and learned men; neither have we done that we have done altogether without bishops or without a council.
The Act of Uniformity imposed a ﬁne of 12d on all those failing to attend church; some 300 clergy resigned or were dismissed from ofﬁce. Many of the hastily restored shrines and altars were ﬁnally dismantled. In the next few years, more ecclesiastical lands were conﬁscated, which led to a general impoverishment of the church: Henry VIII’s new diocese for Middlesex was reunited with London and its endowments seized by the Crown; many bishoprics were left vacant for long periods. Defending the Church of England It was Bishop John Jewel (1522–1571) (Figure 5) who offered the ﬁrst full-scale theological justiﬁcation for the Elizabethan settlement.
29 Establishing the church Similarly, he was insistent that the bread and wine did not literally become Christ’s body and blood as earlier theology had maintained, but rather they became for us his body and blood on the basis of our faith (‘receptionism’). Similarly, his long-winded prayer of consecration, which amounts to a lecture on the Atonement, makes it clear that sacriﬁce is union with the one all-sufﬁcient sacriﬁce of Christ and is nothing to do with us. After the failure to put the Protestant Lady Jane Grey on the throne, Mary succeeded with her husband, Philip II of Spain.
Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Mark Chapman