A respected lecturer and author, the Rev. Dr. Peter Toon (1939-2009) was born in Yorkshire, England, and graduated from King's College, University of London. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1973, he taught theology in both England and America, and was a visiting professor and guest lecturer at a variety of seminaries and universities in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Through his engagement in debates about all matters Anglican, he became the foremost exponent of "the Anglican Way," a path both Reformed and Catholic. A self-identified evangelical, he brought an evangelical fervor to his love of the church and the gospel, and he has influenced a generation of priests around the world.
This volume of essays, collected in his honor, furthers the work that Dr. Toon started, defending the continuing importance of the theology of the English Reformation and Anglican worship. Essays included discuss Thomas Cranmer, the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-Nine Articles, and the legacy of Dom Gregory Dix. The authors include Roger Beckwith, Bryan Spinks, Rudolph Heinze, Joan Lockwood O'Donovan, Gillis Harp, Graham Eglington, and Ian Robinson.
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About the Author
Roberta L. Bayer is Assistant Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia. She currently edits the Anglican Way, the magazine of the Prayer Book Society of the United States.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors ix
1 In Memoriam Peter Toon: Sermon delivered at the Memorial Service Graham Eglington 1
2 "When I am Weak, then I'm Strong:" Thomas Cranmer's Struggle to Establish the Anglican Way Rudolph Heinze 10
3 Worship, the Moral Life, and Political Community: The Cranmerian Prayer Book Legacy Joan Lockwood O'Donovan 29
4 Richard Hooker on the Book of Common Prayer Roger Beckwith 49
5 Recovering Confessional Anglicanism Gillis J. Harp 62
6 Is the Bible a Book? Or, Against Ur-texts Ian Robinson 78
7 Gregory Dix and Reformation Liturgy Bryan D. Spinks 90
Appendix: Published Academic Writings of Peter Toon 101