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Teachers: Mark Hargreaves & Carlos Exposito

Outline Anglicanism Part I: The Development of the Church of England

September 1:
Week 1: English Reformation
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, chs. 1-2
• Reading: The English Act of Supremacy
• Reading: Thomas Cranmer, Necessary Doctrine:

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following: In what ways was the Church of England “reformed” during the reign of Henry VIII? In what ways was it not? Should Anglican churches be considered a Protestant church, or not? Why?

September 8:
Week 2: Elizabethan Settlement
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, ch. 3
• Reading: The 39 Articles of Religion
• Reading: Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastic Polity

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following: What are the key components of the Elizabethan Settlement? In your opinion, was the Settlement truly a settlement? Why or why not? Which is a better way of thinking about the Anglicanism that emerged from the settlement: ‘via media’ or ‘broad church’? Explain.

September 15:
Week 3: Caroline Divines
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, pp. 45-56
• Reading: “A High Church” pp. 89-102 in Anglicanism by Stephen Spencer (text to be provided)
• Reading: William Page, A Treatise or Justification of Bowing at the Name of Jesus (text to be provided)

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words describing the changes that occurred to the Anglican understanding and celebration of the Eucharist in the 17th century. How did this effect the Episcopal church in America?

September 22:
Week 4: The Enlightenment
• Reading: do some research to discover what were the main themes of the Enlightenment
• Reading: Richard Hooker, excerpt from Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (text to be provided)
• Reading: Joseph Butler, Introduction to the Analogy of Religion (text to be provided)

ASSIGNMENT: In about 400-500 words respond to the following: What were the main characteristics of the Enlightenment? How did the Anglican church respond? Was the Enlightenment the enemy of the Church?

September 29:
Week 5: Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, ch. 5
• Reading: The Tractarians (William Palmer, John Henry Newman), On the Apostolical Succession in the English Church

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following: Who were the Tractarians, and what were they trying to accomplish? In your opinion, did they succeed? Why, or why not? What do you think of Newman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism? Was it a good thing or a bad thing for Anglicanism?

October 6:
Week 6: The 18th Century Evangelical Revival, Prof. Mark Mann
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, ch. 4 ,
• Reading: Excerpt from John Wesley’s Journal (May 1738)
• Reading: John Wesley, A Plain Account of the People Called Methodists

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following: What were the most important contributions of the Wesleys and Methodism to Anglicanism? What are some ways in which the impact of Methodism is still felt within Anglicanism? What are ways that the contemporary Episcopal Church would or would not benefit from a ‘new’ evangelical revival? Defend your answer.

October 13:
Week 7: F.D. Maurice and a Broad Church (Oct. 13th)
• Reading: pp 163-167 in Anglicanism by Stephen Spencer
• Letter to John Malcolm Ludlow p. 50 – 52 in “To build Christ’s Kingdom”
• Excerpt from Politics for the Peoplepp124-126 in “To build Christ’s Kingdom”

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following question: Describe F.D. Maurice’s influence on the Anglican Communion?

October 20:
Week 8: The Lambeth Quadrilateral and Anglican Unity
• Reading: Chapman, Anglicanism, ch. 6
• Reading: William R. Huntington, The Whole Church

ASSIGNMENT: 400-500 words responding to the following: What is the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral, and what was it an attempt to address? In your
opinion, does it successfully do so? Why or why not? If you were to come up with your own ‘quadrilateral’, what would it entail? Explain.


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