Welcome to Anglicanism.org a depository of papers and articles related to the generic theme of Anglicanism.
Anglicanism traces its antecedents back to the independent Romano-British Church during the first few centuries of Christianity, the arrival of St Augustine of Canterbury at the behest of Pope Gregory the Great in the late sixth century, a replacement of indigenous Celtic/Irish traditions with Latin oversight in the seventh century and then onwards to the tumultuous sixteenth century the Reformation and the break with Rome. Subsequently modern Anglicanism has slowly emerged, at times almost accidentally, at first in the English speaking world and then as a worldwide denomination.
To describe Anglicanism in a paragraph scarcely does it justice but being in communion with the see of Canterbury has come to define a type of Christianity with a wide range of liturgical practice, a spectrum of theological interpretation and the inevitable tensions that exist in a body that spans countries and cultures. Not strictly speaking a Church, although the term ‘Anglican Church’ is frequently used, the Anglican Communion is now represented in some 144 countries.
The study of Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion has come rather late to the academic field and this website seeks to redress some of that hesitancy by offering what is a free-to-use library. The site started life in 2009 as a specialist online vehicle for the publication of pre-doctoral papers but it has long since outgrown that rather narrow definition and (we like to think) become something much more accessible without surrendering academic integrity.
You are welcome to browse, to read and to download. Perhaps you may like to submit a paper, letter or comment as well? Additionally we also have linked Facebook and Twitter pages, which we hope you will find both interesting and informative.
Editor: The Rev’d Dr. Nicholas Henderson
Items and papers for publication should be sent as email attachments in Word format with any photographs as JPGs . They will be subject to review before being accepted.
Extracts from papers on this site may be quoted with acknowledgement of author and source. Permission to reproduce them in full is also available royalty free, following request approval.