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Church History

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Christians in England

History Pages

    History & links re. 1928 Prayer Book

 

 

Articles on Church History

2000 Years of Christ's Power: Review of Nick Needham's series of books on church history. Cross†Way article by David Meager

 

Early Church

The Antioch Dimension - Why did the followers of Jesus Christ became known as ‘Christians’? Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

Incense in Ante-Nicene Christianity. Churchman article by David Brattston explaining how incense was not used or opposed for use in the worship of the early church.

The Thought of St. Augustine. Churchman article by Rod Garner.

How England Became Christian. Cross†Way article by David Streater outlining how the gospel took root in England from the 1st to the 7th Centuries.

 

Medieval

Bertram (aka Ratramnus) and the Reformers. The Reformers appeal to the 9th Century Monk Bertram in their opposition to the "Real Presence." Churchman article from 1880 by W. F. Taylor.

The Pre-Reformation Catholic Church. Churchman article by C. Sydney Carter.

Archbishop Fitz Ralph of Armagh (1346-1360) - A Precursor of the Reformation. Churchman article from 1880 by Charles Scott.

John Wycliffe and the English Bible. Churchman article by F.F. Bruce

John Wycliffe’s Work and Worth. Churchman article by R. M. Wilson.

The Finished Work of Christ - Jerome and the roots of Catholic error' Cross†Way article examining how a mistranslation in Jerome's translation (Vulgate) of the Bible led to the Roman Catholic teaching of Christ's sacrifice as continual rather than a once for all sacrifice.

The Filioque Clause in the Teaching of Anselm of Canterbury (Part 1) - Churchman Article by Dennis Ngien (118/2 - 2004)

The Filioque Clause in the Teaching of Anselm of Canterbury (Part 2) - Churchman Article by Dennis Ngien (118/3 - 2004)

 

16th Century

Publications relevant to this issue

The Reformed Treasures of the Parker Society. Churchman article (2008) by Andrew Cinnamond.

The Spiritual Issues of the Reformation. Churchman article by Graham Windsor (1960).

William Tyndale (1494-1536) - Architect of the English Reformation. Cross†Way article by David Streater.

William Tyndale & His New Testament. Churchman article by Gervase E. Duffield.

The Passions of the Marian Martyrs: Lessons for the Anglican Communion. Churchman article by Andrew Atherstone.

Martyrdoms for Religion under Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. Church Association Tract 204.

Preaching, Homilies and Prophesyings in Sixteenth Century England. Churchman article by Philip E. Hughes.

Richard Hooker - Reformed Theologian of the English Church. Cross†Way article by Nigel Atkinson.

John Rogers and the Bible. Cross†Way article by T. B. Fowler.

The Open Bible in England. Churchman article by F. F. Bruce.

Hugh Latimer - Apostolic Preacher. Cross†Way article by David Streater.

Nicholas Ridley. Churchman article by G. C. B. Davies.

William Perkins: 'Apostle of Practical Divinity.' Churchman article by Jonathan Long.

Matthew Parker - Elizabeth's First Archbishop. Churchman article by F. D. Coggan.

'Edmund Grindal - The Preacher's Archbishop.' (Audio) St Antholin Lecture 2013 by Lee Gatiss.

Great Anglican Divines - (3) Edmund Grindal (1519-1583) Archbishop of Canterbury. Cross†Way article by David Dethridge.

Bertram (aka Ratramnus) and the Reformers. The Reformers appeal to the 9th Century Monk Bertram in their opposition to the "Real Presence." Churchman article from 1880 by W. F. Taylor.

The English Reformers' Teaching on Scripture. Churchman article by Ernest Strickland.

The English Reformers' Teaching on Salvation. Churchman article by Donald Allister.

The Teaching of the English Reformers on Ministry and Worship. Churchman article (1992) by Edgar Dowse.

The Doctrine of Justification as Taught by the English Reformers. Churchman article by Philip E Hughes.

The English Reformation and the Power of the Gospel. Churchman article by C. Sydney Carter.

The Reformation: It's Unity and Solidarity. Churchman article by C. Sydney Carter.

What do we owe to the Reformation? Church Association Tract by

J.C. Ryle.

What did the Reformation do for me? Church Association Tract by John. B. Mylius.

Was the Reformation a Tragedy? Churchman article by Gerald Bray

Martin Luther. Churchman article by W M Colles from 1883.

Huldreich Zwingli, Swiss Reformer. Churchman article by James Atkinson.

The Significance of Martin Luther. Churchman article by James Atkinson.

Melanchthon's 1521 Loci Communes: the First Protestant Apology. Churchman article by Antony Reed.

Calvin the Theologian. Churchman article by J. I. Packer.

John Calvin. Churchman article by W. G. Johnson.

Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. Churchman article by Gervase Duffield.

Calvin the Biblical Expositor. Churchman article by T H L Parker.

A Spiritual Banquet: John Calvin on the Lord's Supper.

Churchman article. Matthew Mason

Martin Bucer (1491-1551) - Ecumenical Pioneer. Churchman article by James Atkinson.

The Influence of Martin Bucer on the English Reformation. Churchman article by Howard Dellar.

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-62). Cross†Way article (2012) by David Phipps.

Jan Laski (John à Lasco) 1499-1560 - Polish Migrant Reformer. Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

Vadianus (1484-1551) - The Scholar-Layman as Church Reformer.  Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

John Foxe, A Household Name: The 400th Anniversary. Cross†Way article by Margot Lawrence. A vindication of Foxe as a historian and faithful chronicler of the English Reformation.

The Augsburg Confession and the Confessional Principle. Churchman article by Robin Leaver.

Lay Administration in the 16th Century.  Churchman article.      Robert C Doyle

 

The 1552 Reform of English Church Discipline. Churchman article. Gerald Bray

The Universes of Calvin and Hobbes: Towards an Understanding of Calvin's Anthropology and his Political Thought. Churchman article. Stephen Chavura

 

17th Century

James II and the Seven Bishops - Part 1. Churchman article (1880) by J. C. Ryle.

James II and the Seven Bishops - Part 2. Churchman article (1880) by J. C. Ryle.

John Bunyan. Churchman article (1883) by Charles D. Bell.

The Achievement of John Bunyan: The View from the Tercentenary. Churchman article (1989) by Roger Pooley.

There were some Anglican Puritans also. Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I. By Stephen Hampton. Churchman review article (2010) by Lee Gatiss.

William Gurnall - Conforming Puritan. Cross†Way article (2012) by David Meager.

John Westley (1636-1678) - Grandfather of John Wesley. Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

Toward a Definition of 'Puritan' and 'Puritanism': A Study in Puritan Historiography. Churchman article (2008) by Brian Cosby.

The Autobiography of a 'Meer Christian': Richard Baxter's Account of the Restoration. Churchman article (2008) by Lee Gatiss.

The Great Ejection. Cross†Way article (2012) by Lee Gatiss.

1662 and all that. Lee Gatiss talk at the Westminster Conference 2012, on the 350th anniversary of the Great Ejection of the Puritans from the Church of England. Click here for Lee's blog post (on 'Meet the Puritans' website) following his talk.

The Reunion Views of Archbishop Ussher and his Circle. Churchman article (1963) by Graham Windsor.

Edward Reynolds (1599-1676) - A Puritan Bishop. Churchman article by C Sydney Carter.

The British Delegation at the Synod of Dort: Assembling and Assembled; Returning and Returned. Churchman article (1992) by Michael Dewar.

Bishop Joseph Hall (1574-1656): An Ecumenical Calvinist Churchman. Churchman article (1966) by Michael Dewar.

John Cosin (1594-1672), Bishop of Durham. Churchman article (1946) by C Sydney Carter.

Great Anglican Divines - (5) John Pearson (1613-1686), Bishop of Chester. Cross†Way article by David Watson.

Great Anglican Divines - (4) John Tillotson (1630-1694) Archbishop of Canterbury. Cross†Way article by Alan Clifford.

Edward Sillingfleet (1635-1699): Bishop of Worcester - A Pioneer of Reunion. Churchman article by C. Sydney Carter.

Seventeenth-century Teaching on the Christian Life - Part 1. Churchman article by J . I. Packer.

Seventeenth-century Teaching on the Christian Life - Part 2. Churchman article by J . I. Packer.

 

18th Century

Simeon, Thornton, and Newton - Letters. Correspondence between these three evangelicals at the start of Simeon's ministry in Cambridge. Churchman article by William Carus from 1880.

Wesley Remembered - and More. Churchman article by John Tyson. Explaining why John Wesley deserves to be remembered and studied in the 21st Century.

Remembering Jonathan Edwards. Churchman article by Simon Vibert marking the 300th anniversary of his birth, and highlighting the way in which Edwards interweaved the relationship between love of God; love to others and love to self.

The Poetry of Charles Wesley. Churchman article by J. Dale, 1956.

Henry Venn of Huddersfield. Churchman article by M. Hennell, 1954.

The Spirituality of Henry Venn. Churchman article by Bill Reimer

'T'owd Trumpet': Venn of Huddersfield and Yelling. Churchman article by Wilbert Shenk, 1979.

Philip Doddridge. Churchman article by Revd C. Sydney Carter

John Newton and Slavery. Cross†Way article by David Streater

George Whitefield: A Commemorative Address. Churchman article by Geoffrey Nuttall.

George Whitefield and the Revival. Cross†Way article by David Streater.

Great Anglican Divines - Daniel Waterland (1683-1740). Cross†Way article by David Samuel.

Great Anglican Divines - William Romaine (1714-1795). Cross†Way article by David Samuel.

Grimshaw of Haworth. Churchman article by John Hirst, 1939.

Grimshaw of Haworth: Bi-centenary. Churchman article by the Bishop of Bradford, 1942.

Thomas Clarke of Chesham Bois. Churchman article by Leonard Hickin.

Toplady and the Perseverance of the Saints. Cross†Way article by Don Elcoat.

Toplady on Predestination. Churchman article by Cecil Proctor.

Restless Endeavour - A Study of the Hymns of A M Toplady. Churchman article by Arthur Pollard.

Peter Bohler (1712-1775) - Evangelist to John & Charles Wesley. Cross†Way article by David Hilton.

Welsh Revivalists of the Eighteenth Century. Churchman article (1958) by Ivor J. Bromham.

 

19th Century

Evangelicals, Anglicans and Ritualism in Victorian England. Churchman article by Nigel Scotland oulining the history of ritualism in the Church of England and Evangelical Opposition to it, including the founding of Church Association (One of the forebears of Church Society.)

Where are we? Churchman article by J. C. Ryle examining the state and condition of the evangelical party in the Church of England in 1879.

The Evangelical Revival: The Triumphant Phase 1790-1830. Churchman article by Arthur Pollard.

The Oxford Movement. Cross†Way article by David Phillips.

Essays and Reviews (1860): The Advance of Liberalism. Churchman article by Roger Beckwith.

Darwin and Doubt and the Response of the Victorian Churches. Churchman article by Nigel Scotland.

William Wilberforce - His Impact on Nineteenth-Century Society. Churchman article by Jonathan Bayes.

Henry Martin and Mission. Cross†Way article by David Streater.

Reminiscences of the Hon. & Right Rev Henry Ryder (1777-1836) Churchman article from 1880 by Henry Law.

Memorials of Charles P. McIlvaine, Bishop of Ohio. Churchman article from 1881 by Henry Law.

William Meade, 1789-1862: Third Bishop of Virginia, the “Beloved Diocesan.” Churchman article by Allan Yuill.

Havergal. Churchman article (2008) by George Sumner.

Robert Porten Beachcroft: Preacher and Pastor (1781-1830).

Churchman article by Arthur Bennett.

What do the Times Require? Church Association Tract by J. C. Ryle on the unscriptural and soul-ruining character of Romanism.

Episcopal Condemnations of Ritualism. 1851 Church of England Bishops Address to their clergy warning of the spread of ritualism. Church Association Tract 15.

The Church of England is Protestant. A Historical Testimony.

Church Association Tract from 1870s by I P Fleming.

Evangelical Protestantism: The Only Sure Means of Resisting the Advances of Superstition and Infidelity. Church Association Tract from 1882.

The Evangelicalism of Bishop Anthony Wilson Thorold (1825-1895). Churchman article by Jill Durey.

Pam's Prelates. The impact of Palmerston's evangelical bishops on the Church of England and society. Churchman article by NIgel Scotland.

A Blind Guide - Popular Histories and the Decline of the Church of England. Comment on the evangelical revivals of the C19th, why they came to an end and why they are so little known today. Churchman article by Dennis Peterson.

 

20th Century

William Joynson-Hicks - Man of Principle. The 1st Viscount Brentford and Church Association laymen who led the opposition in parliament to the Revised Prayer Book of 1928. Cross†Way article by  David Samuel.

Forty Years On: An Evangelical Divide Re-visited. Churchman article (2006) by Andrew Grills examining the results of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and John Stott's differing evangelistic strategy.

The Legacy of Roland Allen.

Churchman article by J D Payne - a brief biographical and missiological synopsis of the former Aglican missionary/priest.

 

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