Tag: Anglicanism

Post-Anglican Anglicanism: Part I

SharePost-Anglican Anglicanism – Part I In my recent posts, I’ve been going through the main periods of Anglican history since the Reformation. Here’s the way I’ve divided things up: Act I.  1533-1867 – Erastian Reformed Catholicism Act II.  1867-1960s – Colonial Relationships; 4 Spiritualities ActIII.  1960s-1998 (or 2003) – the Anglican Communion Act IV.  1998 […]

August 16, 2012 | 4 Comments More

The Global Anglican Spirituality

ShareThe Global Anglican Spirituality The first Lambeth Conference of 1867 and the creation of the Anglican Communion created a sense of a larger Anglican identity, as well as the need for authority to deal with provincial church relations. But for the most, until 1998 Anglicanism was treated in almost every academic work as being the […]

July 18, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Anglican Religious Identity and History – Part II – Act III: 1960s-1998

ShareAnglican Religious Identity and History – Part II – Act III: 1960s-1998 By the grace of God, I hope to have time and energy to continue writing the Reformed Catholicism blog. Last time, I outlined 4 historical periods of Anglican identity as follows: Act I.  1533-1867 – Erastian Reformed Catholicism Act II.  1867-1960s – Colonial […]

June 19, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Anglican Religious Identity and History – Part I

ShareAnglican Religious Identity and History – Part I In an earlier blog, I offered the following one-sentence definition of Anglicanism: “Anglicanism is the life of the Catholic Church that was planted in England in the first few centuries after Christ; reshaped decisively by the English Reformation that reformed the received catholic traditions and also by […]

March 22, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Historical Definitions of Anglicanism

ShareHistorical Definitions of Anglicanism So far, I’ve looked at a variety of definitions of Anglicanism: a 2-word definition, a one-sentence definition, normative, structural, and stylistic definitions of Anglicanism. A final kind of definition of Anglicanism commonly offered is a historical one, based on the development of the Anglican tradition over time. Historically defined, Anglicanism has […]

February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More

The Evangelical Spirituality

ShareThe Evangelical Spirituality In my last blog I looked at the Anglo-Catholic spirituality and some of the ways in which it threatens a clear and coherent Anglican identity. This time, I’ll examine the Evangelical spirituality. Historically (until recent decades), Evangelical Anglicans have also been Prayer Book Anglicans. While some have been more “Low Church” than […]

January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

4 Orthodox Anglican Spiritualities

Share4 Orthodox Anglican Spiritualities In my last blog I introduced stylistic definitions of Anglicanism and promised to look at what I consider to be 4 orthodox spiritualities. What these 4 orthodox spiritualities are and how they interact will be an important part of the future for Anglicanism in the 21st century. Can a renewed orthodox […]

December 3, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Stylistic Definitions of Anglicanism

ShareStylistic Definitions of Anglicanism In my previous two blogs I dealt with the normative and structural definitions of Anglicanism: today I’ll discuss what I call “stylistic” definitions of Anglicanism. Stylistic definitions of Anglicanism center not on structures or norms but on certain characteristics of Anglicanism that might be categorized as “stylistic,” or matters of a […]

November 23, 2011 | 4 Comments More

The Structural Definition of Anglicanism

ShareThe Structural Definition of Anglicanism I began my last blog with the idea that in order to define adequately religious identities, it’s best to use complex and even multiple definitions.  Last time I offered a normative definition of Anglicanism, a kind of definition which is especially helpful in defining religious identities more specifically.  However, normative […]

November 16, 2011 | 5 Comments More

The Normative Definition of Anglicanism

ShareThe Normative Definition of Anglicanism One of the things I discovered in spending several years trying to define Anglicanism for my Ph.D. was that most definitions of Anglicanism, and for any religious identity, are far too simplistic.  In reality, religious identities are often bewilderingly complex.  While many Anglicans have some sense of what they mean […]

November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More