First published in 1935, this classic compilation provides a connected account of the theological literature of the Church of England during the 17th Century. Particularly invaluable to scholars and students, it contains a considerable number of passages which have not been printed since the original time of writing.
In addition, since the doctrines of the Church of England have never been defined by the thinking of single theologian like Luther or Calvin, there has been always need to consult a considerable range of writings in order to resolve questions of doctrine and practice. This book brings together just such a range, providing a comprehensive insight into the theology of 17th Century Anglicanism.
Foreword by W. Brown Patterson
Preface by Paul Elmer More
The Spirit of Anglicanism, by Paul Elmer More
Anglicanism in the 17th Century, by Felix Arnott
Editorial Note by Frank Leslie Cross
I. The Anglican Faith
II. The Church
III. Separated Churches
IV. The Bible
V. Standards of Faith
VI. Natural Theology
VII. Revealed Theology
X. The Christian Ministry
XI. The Sacraments
XII. Baptism and Confirmation
XIII. The Eucharist
XIV. Other Religious Practices
XVII. King and State
XIX. Caroline Piety
Biographies in Outline
Endorsements and Reviews
The publication of this book is an important event as much for literature as it is for theology.
At a time when the integrity of Anglicans is under attack, the re-publication of this collection and accompanying essays is most timely.
Focus – Newspaper for Anglicans in the Diocese of Brisbane, No 379
Perhaps amid today’s contentions about what is or isn’t truly Anglican, Christian, the REAL Episcopalian (in the United States), or the authentically British Anglo-Catholic, there is some benefit from exposing readers to the creative thinkers who originated, elaborated, appreciated, and justified a non-Roman Church of England … The compilers of this anthology did not intend to constitute a summa theologica; rather, this is a body of writings based on broad, English, agreed-upon principles of faith and order. The composite portrait they present is an institution headed towards the future, ever calling for further theological reflection and new developments among future generations.
Joanna Bowen Gillespie, in Journal of Religious History, Vol 35, Issue 3