There are many associations that come to mind. Whether it is the buildings, the unique history, the prayers, or church government, often we emphasize one aspect against others. Is the Anglican church a Protestant church with distinctive characteristics, or a Catholic Church no longer in communion with Rome?
In Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition, Gerald Bray argues that some theological trajectories are more faithful than others to the nature and history of the Church of England. Readers looking to understand the diversity, nature, and future of Anglicanism will be helped by Bray’s historical examination.
Gerald L. Bray is research professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama). He is the author of numerous books, including Preaching the Word with John Chrysostom, God Has Spoken, and Doing Theology with the Reformers.