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Our Anglican Heritage: Can an Ancient Church Be a Church of the Future?

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Description: --What is Anglicanism and how is it distinctive? --Where did it come from and where is it ? --Which beliefs, values, and practices stand at the heart of this important, global Communion? --How can its rich heritage help it move into the future? This book is an essential guide to the Anglican tradition for anyone who has ever wondered what Anglicanism-the large ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Cascade Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I honestly enjoyed every aspect of this book. Having grown up in a strictly nondenominational context, I had no idea what distinguished any denomination from another, and I actually was fairly harshly judgmental of "liturgical churches", claiming that any liturgy, being a ritual, must therefore be dead and derogatory of the free nature of the Spirit, but after having both experienced an Anglican worship service and read this book, I have tasted and seen that the Spirit worked beautifully in and ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Introduction to Anglicanism. Pretty basic, pretty broad.
Joel Wentz
Jun 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
A super easy-to-read, pretty comprehensive overview of Anglican history and theology. The authors cover the deep historical roots of Anglicanism (beyond just Henry VIII, but yes, there's also a section on him!) as well as the development of Anglican liturgy and polity. There are also helpful chapters on some of the divisive theological issues at play in the Anglican Communion, including women's ordination and the same-sex marriage conversation. Readers should know that it's coming from a slightl ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction to Anglican history and tradition, though sometimes important topics feel like they are passed over a little too quickly or not given adequate treatment. But overall, well done.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great overview of the history and distinctives of the Anglican church.
Terri Thompson
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It contains so much information for us as my husband and I begin to learn a new expression of worship.
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Essential Anglican Reading

I give this book 5 stars because it does what it's title says: gives a thorough review of Our Anglican Heritage.
Jeanne Higgins
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This updated version is well done. It starts with very Celtic England and moves to contemporary Anglicanism. It is well-researched and informative without being too academic.
Connor Searle
Bishop Howe paints a historically honest, biblically shaped portrait of the rise of the Anglican communion, giving particular attention to North American Anglicanism and presenting a compelling vision for a renewal of Reformational Anglicanism in the the EPUSA. Recommended for folks outside the communion wondering what exactly "Anglicanism" is, or current members looking to gain fresh perspective/deepen their current knowledge of their own tradition. Though Howe is a conservative Bishop in the E ...more
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Written by two moderate Anglican priests, one Episcopal the other having since left the Episcopal church, Our Anglican Heritage offers a great balance to the stereotypical liberal Episcopal perspective on the Church’s current situation. A fantastic book, written very well, balancing readability with excellent scholarship. Howe and Pascoe emphasize the reformed nature of the Anglican Communion while showing its connection to the catholic church. While not agreeing with everything, this book empha ...more
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Engaging, conscise, absorbing. Really enjoyed it.
Aug 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(almost too) concise. informative history.
Bob Ayres
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full of good information and very readable.
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