Monday, October 24, 2005

Mike Horton quote:

from Modern Reformation magazine, "Can We Be Confessional & Catholic: Prospects for Christian Unity Today"--

"It has often been said that the Episcopal Church (daughter of the Church of England) has “a Calvinist creed, an Arminian clergy, and a Roman Catholic liturgy.” Today its slide into a vague cultural liberalism is widely recognized within its own ranks. Nevertheless, there is still a strong evangelical tradition that continues to thrive in England, Africa, and Asia. John Stott, Alister McGrath, and Jonathan Fletcher in England, J. I. Packer in Canada, and the entire Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, represent this vital strand in English-speaking countries. In the United States, there remain key leaders within the Episcopal Church who seek to recall their denomination to the ecumenical creeds and the Reformed theology of the “Thirty-Nine Articles.” Among the names one thinks immediately of Paul Zahl (a regular MR contributor) and the now-retired Bishop of South Carolina, C. Fitzsimons Allison (another contributor)."

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