The Anglican Church was created in a split from the Roman Catholic Church in England during the reign of Henry VIII. The Church of England became the state religion of England and immigrants from there brought the religion to the American colonies. The Anglican Church split from the Church of England during the Revolutionary War.
The issue of apostolic succession is very important to the Anglican denominations. The ordination of a bishop requires three current bishops to be present to consecrate a new bishop.
Not all Anglican denominations are country-based. Some Anglican provinces in the United States are under the care of bishops in other countries.
A History of Global Anglicanism by Kevin WardAnglicanism can be seen as irredeemably English. In this book Kevin Ward questions that assumption. He explores the character of the African, Asian, Oceanic, Caribbean and Latin American churches which are now a majority in the world-wide communion, and shows how they are decisively shaping what it means to be Anglican. While emphasising the importance of colonialism and neo-colonialism for explaining the globalisation of Anglicanism, Ward does not focus predominantly on the Churches of Britain and N. America; nor does he privilege the idea of Anglicanism as an 'expansion of English Christianity'. At a time when Anglicanism faces the danger of dissolution Ward explores the historically deep roots of non-Western forms of Anglicanism, and the importance of the diversity and flexibility which has so far enabled Anglicanism to develop cohesive yet multiform identities around the world.--From publisher description.
Call Number: BX 5005 .W37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, C. 1530-1700 by Kevin Killeen (Editor); Helen Smith (Editor); Rachel Judith Willie (Editor)The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700 is the indispensable and authoritative guide to the most important book in early modern England. It is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in literature, history, and theology, and an important resource for scholars across the Arts and Humanities. The Handbook includes chapters from the leading scholars in the field, covering topics from sacred geography tobiblical falsehood, translation to revolution, material culture to Milton. Sections explore issues of translation, early modern biblical scholarship, Bible dissemination and circulation, the use of the Bible as apolitical resource, literary appropriations and responses, and the reception of the text across a range of forms.
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
All quotations are taken from the denomination's website unless otherwise noted.