The 1-Sentence Definition of Anglicanism

The 1-Sentence Definition of Anglicanism September 17, 2020

In my last blog, I gave a 2-word definition of Anglicanism: “Reformed Catholicism.” I also promised this time to provide a 1-sentence definition.

Recognizing the full weight of the truism that “fools rush in where angels dare to tread,” here it is: “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 the Evangelical and Catholic Revivals and other historical movements of the Spirit; and that has now been inculturated into independent, global churches.”

Next time, I’ll break this down to make it more digestible, but in the meantime – I hope you find it beneficial!


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