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Anglicanism, according to J.?I. Packer, possesses "the truest, wisest and potentially richest heritage in all Christen-dom" with the Thirty-nine Articles at its heart. They catch the substance and spirit of biblical Christianity superbly well, and also provide an excellent model of how to confess the faith in a divided Christendom. In this concise study, Packer aims to sho ...more
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Published July 21st 2007 by Regent College Publishing (first published September 2006)
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Jan 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dr. Packer is right to insist on a return to thorough reflection on the Articles and their relevance and authority to today's clergy and laity. He is right to point out the goodness of the Articles and the goodness to be found in wrestling with them and submitting to their authority as formularies of the Anglican Communion, and I would add, as authoritative under the primacy first of Scripture and then secondly under the Tradition of the undivided Catholic Church. In the last statement I betray ...more
Chris Wray
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent little book, and is something of a call to action for evangelical Anglicans to take seriously, value and make use of our own confessional document, the 39 Articles. Packer captures beautifully the value he places on the Articles when talking about the fact that he is still an Anglican: "One factor that holds me steady at this point is my veneration (the word is not too strong) for the Thirty-nine Articles, which seem to me not only catch the substance and spirit of biblical ...more
Eric Rankin
Mar 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm not an Anglican but I'm a big fan of J.I. Packer and want to know a lot more about Anglicanism, especially from his Calvinist perspective. This is a well-written, short, yet dense book. As Dr. Packer says in another of his books it's "pregnant with brevity" - which seems to be his style. But it's also a book that I feel that I'll need to circle around and read again when I'm more familiar with the Anglican tradition. I can follow the case being made but I can tell there are points being made ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An evangelical & Reformed take on the history and use of the Anglican 39 Articles. Packer is, as usual, compelling, thorough, and clear. I don't think you have to buy everything he is selling to realize that his primary contention - that the disregard of the Articles in global Anglicanism has surely contributed to its current state of difficulty. A quick and thoughtful read for anyone interested in the subject. ...more
Father Steve
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Packer’s view is to read the 39 Articles as a creed - which is clearly a conviction born from his own confidence in the Articles as faithful to Scripture.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
An insightful examination of the 39 Articles and their importance. As a voice for evangelical Anglicanism, Packer is truly a φονὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἑρήῳ; but what an excellent voice indeed.
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was certainly not bad, but it did have some shortcomings, especially in its treatment of Anglican history. Thus, I would recommend Oliver O'Donovan's treatment, "On The Thirty-Nine Articles" instead. ...more
Feb 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any Anglican
Recommended to Shannon by: Jim MacDougal
This is a great book, and needs to be read by all Anglicans, especially whenever they are tempted to ignor, dirregard or dismiss the 39 atticles as not being relevant to their faith today.
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