“I quarrel not the making of images”

the theology and practice of images in the Jacobean and Caroline Church of England   “And that Images are things indifferent of themselves, is granted in the Homilies which are against the very Peril of Idolatry.”[1] The words are those of Archbishop Laud at his trial, when confronted with charges of ‘Popish idolatry’. Such charges…

Book Release: Clara’s Bees by Catharine Savage Brosman

We are excited to announce the release of Catharine Savage Brosman’s new collection of poems, Clara’s Bees, on our literary imprint, Little Gidding Press. In this expansive collection of poems, Catharine Savage Brosman surveys life in contemporary New York, wartime France, and medieval Europe. Along with imaginative scope, these poems attend to the particulars of…

Book Review: “As It Is in Heaven”

As It Is in Heaven: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Introduction to the Traditional Church and Her Worship. By Fr. Paul A.F. Castellano. Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark, 2021. 316 pp. $19.95 (paper). As It Is in Heaven is a tour de force on why we should worship liturgically. I am a huge fan of this book…

Retro Book Review: The Returns of Love, Part I

In May 1971, the American Psychiatric Association was bracing for trouble. They were preparing to hold their annual convention in Washington, D. C. The previous year’s convention in San Francisco had been disrupted by a militant band of gay activists. Strategically planting themselves in breakout sessions on sexuality, the protestors had successfully turned the academic…

Further Thoughts on the Elizabethan Settlement

Being a bishop and a parish clergyman, I basically do not have that much time for systematic research, so many of the things that I find out come to me accidentally. For example, earlier this week I was looking for something on the Württemberg Confession and Google produced an article entitled “Lutheran Influences on the…

J. C. Ryle on What Evangelical Religion Is (Part 3)

Reading further in Ryle’s Knots Untied, here is another thought from Ryle on what evangelical religion is: ( c ) The third leading feature of Evangelical Religion is the paramount importance it attaches to the work and office of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the nature of the salvation which He has wrought out for man. Its…

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