Review: Orthodox Anglican Identity by Charles Erlandson

Orthodox Anglican Identity: The Quest for Unity in a Diverse Religious Tradition. By Charles Erlandson. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2020. 204 pp. $47 (hardcover); $26 (paperback) When I first heard about Charles Erlandson’s Orthodox Anglican Identity, I assumed that the purpose of the book would be to define the precise limits of orthodox Anglicanism,…

Confession Has a Home in Canterbury

Rediscovering the Anglican treasure of auricular confession with the Oxford Movement   I. Introduction When one hears the phrase “the Tracts,” the mind moves right away to the famous Tracts of the Times written by the men of the Oxford Movement, but Anglican evangelicals penned their own series of tracts. In these evangelical tracts, one…

The Ballad of Whisky

You warm me from the inside out         And fill me to the brim. You charm me with your Scottish clout,         With your amber color dim. Now stoke the fire and pack your pipe,         Fill your glasses well. Your drink is not of common…

The Clergyman and the Prayer Book

This piece is taken from “To My Younger Brethren: Chapters on Pastoral Life and Work” written in 1902 by Handley Moule, at the time the Bishop of Durham. Moule was one of the leaders of the “Evangelical” party alongside J.C. Ryle, what today we might call “Old Low Church,” although by the standards of modern…

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