The Thirty-nine Articles


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statements (thirty-nine in number) of the tenets held by the Church of England.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A much more exemplary character with an infusion of sour dignity would not have furthered their comprehension of the Thirty-nine Articles, and would have been less socially uniting.
Focusing on the argument in Principles [section]146, (8) I first show that Berkeley's description of God is patterned after that in Article I of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the basic doctrinal statement of the Churches of England and Ireland.
Although his statement was controversial in his day, Jerome was later titled a Doctor of the Church and his authority was also cited in the Anglican statement in 1571 of the Thirty-Nine Articles. "The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition With Notes" is a 544 page compendium providing the Christian community with an English Standard Version translation and includes the books of the Apocrypha appearing in the German Luther bible, Lutheran Editions of the Vulgate, and the King James Tradition.
This required tortured interpretations of the passages of the Thirty-Nine Articles, as well as the renunciation of Calvinist "sufficiency of Scripture." But, Parliament's rejection of the changes in the 1929 Prayer Book to sanction the reservation of the eucharist confirmed Eastern suspicions of the "anti-sacramental" forces within Anglicanism.
Over the Darjeeling and scones, Mr Powell pointed out to Dr Runcie that a papal visit to our island was a serious breach of the doctrine in the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England that stated: "The Bishop of Rome hath no dominion in these islands."
Appendices list the bishops and archbishops of Canterbury, and provide the text of The Thirty-Nine Articles. The 2006 cloth bound edition was published as the Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism; the coverage ends mostly in 2005, with some additions into 2007.
A reservation: I cannot agree that "the Thirty-Nine Articles did not clinch the victory for the English reformation" (143); their openings to Lutheran adiaphorism and predestinarian moderation perhaps meant that they failed to clinch the victory for anti-Arminian Reformed theology, but the Protestantism of the Articles was uncompromising.
And why are they, unlike the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, no longer in daily use, especially when in Article XXXV of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion that I find in my 1959 Canadian edition of the Book of Common Prayer (that I use, if not daily, at least weekly) the following:
In the end Convocation adopted the Thirty-Nine Articles but dropped thirty of the 141 English canons, while modifying others.
Theological labels were certainly the procedure and psychology of seventeenth-century England as is evidenced in anti-heretical royal injunctions and laws and by the explicit language of confessions such as the Thirty-Nine Articles and the Westminster Confession of Faith, which in their pro-Nicene articles concerning the person of Jesus and the Son in the Trinity were ipso facto contra-Socinian and contra-Arian and meant to be so in order to distinguish truth from error.
Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England therefore was an important concern for Emlyn, and he hoped to be able to exercise a ministry without shackling his conscience by committing himself to articles in which he did not believe.
91), to reconcile, as Newman attempted in Tract 90, the thirty-nine articles with catholicity, and certainly its Roman form], Faught is nevertheless by and large a sound and reliable guide.