My colleague Dr. Roberta Bayer, editor of The Anglican Way (the publication of the Prayer Book Society), has edited a new book entitled Reformed and Catholic: Essays in Honor of Peter Toon. It contains some fascinating essays about the Reformation in England, Richard Hooker, the Thirty-nine Articles, worship, and Thomas Cranmer (much of whose English rendition of the liturgy was carried over into the Lutheran divine service, including many of our collects).
I wrote a blurb for the book, and this is what I said:
“Anglicanism is not another flavor of liberal Protestantism, nor merely a via media between Protestantism and Catholicism, nor an open-ended range of beliefs from Puritanism to Anglo-Catholicism. The essays in this book disclose a confessional Anglicanism growing out of the conservative Reformation, a theology formed by worshipping with the Book of Common Prayer.”