Category Archives: The Anglican Way

The Anglican Way: From Monarchy to Conciliarity

I have written previously about the way in which classical Anglicanism acknowledges the place of Ecumenical Councils in the life of the Church. From the beginning, there has been a conciliar impulse within Anglicanism, although there has not always been … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: Poets, Priests, and Princes

Throughout this series on The Anglican Way, I have attempted to point us beyond merely the doctrine of Anglicanism to come to recognize something of the experience of Anglicanism. This is not because I find doctrine to be unimportant, as … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: Magisterial Worship

One of the common critiques of Western Christians, of either the Roman Catholic or the Protestant variety, is that we are obsessed with systematizing our faith. We develop catechisms, confessions, and treatises ad nauseum in our quest to define our … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: The Monasticism of All Believers

One of the most tragic actions taken during the Reformation was the closing of the monasteries and seizing of the monastic lands by King Henry VIII. There can be little doubt that this action was entirely motivated by politics rather … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: The Organic Episcopate

One of the clearest differences between Anglicanism and other Protestant traditions is that we have retained the pattern of ordained ministry handed down from the early Church. The preface to the ordinal of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer states, … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: Scripture First But Not Alone

Anglicanism is sometimes called the via media, the middle way, by which the person making the assertion usually means that Anglicanism is somewhere between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism as a tradition within the larger world of Christianity. In Anglican apologetics, … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: An Introduction

It has become something of a cliche to say that Anglicanism is broad and diverse. High Church Catholics who send up clouds of incense so thick that they would make the pope cough are just as Anglican as Low Church … Continue reading

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