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The Protestant Face of Anglicanism

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This volume tells a story that is virtually unknown today: The Protestant background and history of Anglican Christianity. Through a fascinating exploration of the development of Anglicanism and its wider Protestant context, Paul Zahl attempts to show-contrary to the opinion of many present-day Anglican writers-that Anglicanism is not just a via media (between Rome and Gen ...more
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Published November 4th 1997 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published September 1st 1994)
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helpful for me to better understand Anglicanism.
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I myself am not an Anglican. I think that is the reason I did not enjoy this book. In this slim book, Zahl provides a helpful history of the Anglican/Episcopal Church in both England and America (the history of the Anglican Church in England I had previously gleamed from Alister McGrath's book "Christianity's Dangerous Idea").

However, his central aim is to demonstrate the Protestant nature of Anglicanism. He separates Anglicanism into Anglo-Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants, Liberals and Cha
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The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Francis Matthew Zahl is a retired Episcopal priest. He formerly was rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD, and dean and president of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA.

He studied at Chapel Hill, Harvard, St. John's College (Nottingham), the University of Nottingham, Trinity College (Bristol), Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and the University of T
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