Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Church Armour: A Short Catechism for Young Churchmen Chiefly on the Thirty-Nine Articles

This Catechism was originally written by the Rev. Dr. W. F. Taylor to familiarize children in Liverpool with the text of the Thirty-Nine Articles and to furnish them with answers "in the very words of the Church" to a number of important questions. These questions were not only important in the nineteenth century but they are also just as important today, if not more so. I am posting Dr. Taylor's Catechism because I believe that it will also help grown-up North American Anglicans better understanding the Thirty-Nine Articles and what they teach. The Thirty-Nine Articles are the confession of faith of the Reformed Church of England and the sum of her doctrine. As the Jerusalem Declaration affirms, they are as authoritative for Anglicans today as in the sixteenth century. In Being Faithful: The Shape of Historic Anglicanism Today the GAFCON Theological Resource Group identifies acceptance of the Articles as essential to Anglican identity.

Click here for Dr. Taylor's Catechism:

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