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The Church of England and Christian Antiquity: The Construction of a Confessional Identity in the 17th Century
Today, the statement that Anglicans are fond of the Fathers and keen on patristic studies looks like a platitude. Like many platitudes, it is much less obvious than one might think. Indeed, it has a long and complex history. Jean-Louis Quantin shows how, between the Reformation and the last years of the Restoration, the rationale behind the Church of England's reliance on ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 2009)
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An excellent and much needed overview of the place of the Church Fathers in the history of Anglican thought and theology. Quantin does much to dispel the view, especially common since the 19th Century, the Anglicanism was largely built on Patristic consensus.