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On the Thirty-nine Articles: A Conversation with Tudor Christianity

On the Thirty-nine Articles: A Conversation with Tudor Christianity

by Oliver O'Donovan

Paperback(2nd ed.)



The Thirty-Nine Articles, together with the Book of Common Prayer, form the foundation of Anglican theology. Yet there are very few extended treatments of them. Oliver O'Donovan relates the Articles to the exhilarating and troubled century in which they took shape. He also shows how the distinctive insights and values of a past age relate to the demands of today's world. 'What I propose in this case - is not to talk solely about the Articles, but to talk about God, mankind (sic!), and redemption, the central matters of the Christian faith, and to take the Tudor authors with me as companions in discussion. Two voices will be speaking - each raising the questions that Christian faith in his time forces upon him.' Here is a new edition of his book on one of the key texts of Anglican identity by one of the UK's leading theologians. The book has been out of print for some time and there have been repeated calls for a new edition with a new introduction which engages with more recent developments and offers the text to a new generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780334043980
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Revd Professor Oliver O'Donovan is Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Introduction 1

1 Faith in God and Christ (Articles 1 and 2) 11

2 The Passion and Triumph of Christ (Articles 2-4) 21

3 The Spirit as an Afterthought (Article 5) 37

4 The Scriptures (Articles 6-8) 45

5 The Concealment of Creation (Articles 9 and 10) 63

6 Salvation in Christ (Articles 11-18) 75

7 The Disappearance of the Invisible Church (Article 19) 88

8 Authority to Command (Articles 32-9) 98

9 Authority to Convince (Articles 20-4) 113

10 The Sacraments (Articles 25-31) 124

Appendix 1 The Forty Two Articles (1553) and the Thirty Nine Articles (1571) 134

Appendix 2 The Westminster Confession (1647) chapters III and XXV 159

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