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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Anglican Reformed Tradition

The Anglican Reformed Tradition

The Theologian: The Internet Journal for Integrated Theology has an interesting series of audio messages by Lee Gatiss on The Reformed tradition in the Church of England. There are at least three ministers from the 18th century that I can think of right away: John Newton, Augustus Toplady, and George Whitefield. You could mention Archbishop Ussher as well (17th century). You might want to listen to these three lectures on church history by Lee Gatiss.



4 comments:

Charlie J. Ray said...

I just noticed that in lecture one Lee Gatiss notes that Archbishop Laud, a notorious Arminian, used torture to try to drive out the Calvinists from the Church of England. So much for the Arminian argument that they are benign and have never used force to promote their theology. Try the "star chamber" used by Archbishop Laud.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Arminianism in the Church of England under Archbishop Laud, was allied to Roman Catholicism! It figures, doesn't it?

Charlie J. Ray said...

And Gatiss says that the Reformed branch of Protestantism won out over Lutheranism in the Church of England. Spot on!

Charlie J. Ray said...

According to Gatiss, the Lutherans disagreed with Luther and became more "Arminian" in their theology. So true. If only the Lutherans could see that their "modern" Lutheranism leads to Rome.

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