To Be a Pilgrim


By describing the Anglican ethos in historical context, with its emphasis on reason, moderation, liturgy and culture, readers can more easily see the grounding from which this faith tradition emerges.

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By describing the Anglican ethos in historical context, with its emphasis on reason, moderation, liturgy and culture, readers can more easily see the grounding from which this faith tradition emerges.

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Library Journal
In an age in which the Anglican Church is still often perceived as lacking cohesion, this book comes as a welcome study of the Anglican/Episcopalian ethos in general and how internal conflict is not necessarily destructive but leads to the maturing growth of a church. Quinn traces the evolution of Anglican Christianity from the 6th century C.E. (but focuses on the 16th-20th centuries), presenting brief biographical sketches and literary excerpts from influential figures of each time period Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, William Law, Samuel Johnson, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Francis Kilvert, to name a few. The history of devotional literature, music, legal documents, and more provides a sense of the complexities inherent in the Anglican ethos. The real value of this book is that it brings together important and disparate strands of the Anglican/Episcopalian heritage that are otherwise difficult to locate in a single volume. Recommended for academic and public libraries. Loren Rosson III, Nashua P.L., NH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519001
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 From Earliest Times to the Middle Ages 11
Patrick and Columba 15
The Roman Presence 16
"From the Fury of the Northmen, O Lord Deliver Us" 17
Monastic Christianity 19
The Parish 21
The Worldview of a Distant Time 23
The Cathedrals 24
The Rivalry of Popes and Kings 26
The Political Theory of a Religious Empire 28
The New States Issue, A Heightened Conflict 28
The Mystical Way 30
Ch. 2 The Sixteenth Century 42
First Stirrings 44
Henry VIII 45
Henry's Annulment 46
Playing Out the String 48
Thomas Cranmer 48
Cranmer and Edward VI 51
Cranmer's Death 52
A Balance Sheet 53
Queen Mary 53
Queen Elizabeth I 54
Puritanism 57
The Cultural Contribution of the Elizabethan Age 59
The Role of the Printing Press in the English Reformation 60
The Bible in English 61
An English Prayer Book 64
"From the Bishop of Rome ... Good Lord, Deliver Us" 67
The Thirty-Nine Articles 68
Doctrine and Preaching 70
Devotional Literature 79
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs 79
Music 81
Ch. 3 The Seventeenth Century 100
The Stuart Monarchy, The First Phase (1603-1649) 102
Charles II, James II 112
The Church in America 114
English Parish Life 116
A Century of Religious Writings 119
Ch. 4 The Eighteenth Century 140
Church-State Relations: The New Monarchs 141
The French and American Revolutions 142
Clergy Life 144
Bishops 146
Regular Services 148
Music 149
Deism and Skepticism 150
Joseph Butler, Analogy of Religion 151
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life 153
Samuel Johnson's Religion 154
Hannah More 155
John Wesley and the Methodists 156
Anglican Evangelicals 159
Ch. 5 The Nineteenth Century 172
A Slowly Responding Church 174
The Bishops 174
Clergy Lifestyles 175
The Clapham Sect and William Wilberforce's Anti-Slavery Campaign 177
A Climate of Reform and the Reform Act of 1832 179
The Oxford Movement 181
A Static Theology 182
The Oxford Movement in America 184
John Henry Newman, From Oxford to Rome 186
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 190
F. D. Maurice and Christian Socialism 191
Charles Gore and Lux Mundi 194
The Middle Years 197
Music 200
F. W. Robertson, Prophetic Preacher 203
Revival of Monastic Movements 205
Charles Darwin, Science and Religion 206
Overseas Missions 207
Ch. 6 The Twentieth Century 227
Two Wars and Great Depression 228
Clerical Life 230
The British-American Connection 231
William Temple and Michael Ramsey 235
Evelyn Underhill 240
C. S. Lewis 242
T. S. Eliot 245
Dorothy L. Sayers 247
Ronald Blythe, Religious Diarist 249
Music 250
Anglican Communion, The Lambeth Conference 251
Hesitant Steps toward Unity 255
A Final, Future Word 257
Notes 276
Selected Bibliography 291
Index 299
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