5 thoughts on “Anglican Genealogy”

  1. This is of course more the American aspect. For many Brits, in more the High Church element, it is as the Latin name: lex orandi, lex credendi (“the law of prayer is the law of belief”). But also too, with the Apostles Creed, and the Nicene Creed. But for the Low Church and Reformed Anglicans, it is also the Thirty-Nine Articles, with Holy Scripture. And sometimes there are mixed aspects of the High Church and the Low or Evangelical Church. Note there has been three historical movements in Anglicanism: High Church, Low or the Evangelical Church, and the Broad or more liberal Church.

  2. This doesn’t seem right to me. I think it would be more accurate to diagram American Anglicanism like an upside-down “tree” view, with PECUSA as the root, and the Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics branching off in the mid-nineteenth century. Having two separate “tracks” is a problem, because after 1790 and the foundation of PECUSA Bishop Seabury agreed to the concessions made by Bishops White and Provost. For at least a hundred years it was a fairly undivided Church, though hardly monolithic.

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