Church Armour: A Short Catechism for Young Churchmen Chiefly on the Thirty-Nine Articles - Church Association Tract 059 was 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 important today.
I originally posted Dr. Taylor's catechism a little over five years ago because I believed that it would also help grown-up North American Anglicans to better understand 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.
The Thirty-Nine Articles form along with The Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal of 1662 authentic historic Anglicanism's longstanding doctrinal and worship standard.
As the Jerusalem Declaration affirms, the Thirty-Nine Articles 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 authority of the Thirty-Nine Articles as "constitutive of Anglican identity" (p. 35).
Church Armour: A Short Catechism for Young Churchmen Chiefly on the Thirty-Nine Articles - Church Association Tract 059 may be read or downloaded HERE. It is in PDF format.