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Reflections from a CANA Priest

Thursday morning the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) published a press release announcing that Archbishop Foley Beach, the ACNA Primate, and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, the primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), had signed an agreement clarifying the status of the dioceses of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) with respect…

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A Review of the First Annual Anglican Theology Conference at Beeson Divinity School

Last Tuesday and Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Annual Anglican Theology Conference at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. It included an impressive roster of speakers: Archbishop Eliud Wabukala (Kenya), Archbishop Mouneer Anis (Egypt), Archbishop Foley Beach (ACNA), Ephraim Radner, Gerald Bray, Barabara Gauthier, John Yates III, Andrew Pearson, Gerald…

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Episode 5

Andrew and Jesse continue to read and discuss a classic essay on the character of Anglican theology. The Spirit of Anglicanism is an essay by Paul Elmer More which appears in the volume Anglicanism: the thought and practice of the Church of England, of which More was co-editor. This volume is a compilation of excerpts from…

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Episode 4

Fr. Isaac and Jesse continue to read and discuss a classic essay on the character of Anglican theology. The Spirit of Anglicanism is an essay by Paul Elmer More which appears in the volume Anglicanism: the thought and practice of the Church of England, of which More was co-editor. This volume is a compilation of excerpts…

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Episode 3

Andrew and Jesse continue to read and discuss a classic essay on the character of Anglican theology. The Spirit of Anglicanism is an essay by Paul Elmer More which appears in the volume Anglicanism: the thought and practice of the Church of England, of which More was co-editor. This volume is a compilation of excerpts from…

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Dueling Pauls?

One of the tendencies in any theological tradition is to develop a canon in canonem (“canon within a canon”). The Anabaptists have the Sermon on the Mount, or so they claim. The Reformed supposedly have Romans. Catholics will always (falsely) accuse Protestants of reading Paul at the expense of James and Protestants will always (falsely)…

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Episode 2

Fr. Isaac and Jesse continue to read and discuss a classic essay on the character of Anglican theology. The Spirit of Anglicanism is an essay by Paul Elmer More which appears in the volume Anglicanism: the thought and practice of the Church of England, of which More was co-editor. This volume is a compilation of excerpts…

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Episode 1

For the inaugural episode of Miserable Offenders, Andrew and Jesse read and discuss the first portion of a classic essay on the character of Anglican theology. The Spirit of Anglicanism is an essay by Paul Elmer More which appears in the volume Anglicanism: the thought and practice of the Church of England, of which More was…

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“And (Apart From Your Grace) There is No Health In Us”

One of the crown jewels of the Book of Common Prayer is the General Confession in Morning and Evening Prayer. In theological terms, it offers a clear-eyed depiction of what Christians believe is the human condition: we are prone to curve inward away from God, we need his forgiveness. In literary terms, it is a…

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The 1537 Matthew Bible: More Anglican than Not

In part 1 of this article, we saw a brief history of the Matthew Bible, first published in 1537. It was the work of three Englishmen living in Antwerp: William Tyndale, who translated the New Testament and the first half of the Old from the Hebrew and Greek; Myles Coverdale, who translated the other Scriptures…

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