Tag Archives: Henry VIII

Ask an Anglican: What is Anglican Monasticism?

Matt writes: I’ve heard you mention monasticism on your blog several times, and I was wondering if you knew of any traditionalist/conservative Anglican monasteries either in the US or in the Church of England?  I’m really interested in Anglican monasticism … Continue reading

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If I Were Archbishop of Canterbury

This video came about as a response to a recent post by Peter Carrell called “If You Were the Next ABC, What Would You Do?” over on Anglican Down Under. Worth a look if you haven’t yet read it. My … 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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Ask an Anglican: The 39 Articles

Samuel writes: To what extent do the 39 articles shape modern Anglicanism? From my Church of England perspective it seems to be bordering on disingenuity to quote from them in an unqualified manner; without, for example, mentioning their almost total … 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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