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Praying Twice: The Church’s One Foundation

As Fr. Stephen Freeman has so eloquently put it, “For human beings, the Church is what salvation looks like.” This is a frightening thought for some and a downright scandalous notion for others. There is a virulent strain of American … Continue reading

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Counting Sacraments

Jordan at The Hackney Hub has written a provocative piece asserting that the notion of seven sacraments is not Anglican. The Hackney Hub is a great blog, exploring many of the same themes of classical Anglicanism that you’ll find here, … Continue reading

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Anglican Shorts: Defining Marriage

What do Christians believe about marriage? Why does it matter? On the eve of General Convention, somehow this just seemed appropriate. To learn more about how Anglicans understand marriage, check out the series Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage.

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part V)

I will resist the temptation to act as if an appeal to the classical Anglican theology of marriage can solve all the problems that face our society today, let alone the crises that continue to ripple across the Anglican Communion. … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part IV)

It is beyond the scope of this series to do a comprehensive analysis of the theology of marriage in all Christian traditions. Nevertheless, having shown that the classical Anglican theology of marriage is biblical, one would expect to see resonance … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part III)

Having established that the 1662 Book of Common Prayer lays out a precise theology of marriage, we turn now to the question of this theology’s scriptural underpinning. The liturgy that Anglicans inherited from Sarum, shaped through translation and arrangement by … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part II)

In the previous post, I established that the marriage rite from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer forms the basis for the classical Anglican understanding of marriage. In what follows, I will analyze the structure of that service to see … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part I)

Introduction What is marriage? Where does it come from? Does it have a fixed shape and contours or is it more fluid and evolving? These questions lie deep in the background of discussions in the Church about sexuality, blessing, and … Continue reading

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