Divine Allurement: Cranmer's Comfortable Words

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Because justification by faith emphasized personal faith, persuasion was important to the Protestant Reformers. The verb ‘allure’ was thus closely connected with their expression of the Gospel, and this is reflected in the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer.

 

Cranmer’s work not only gave the church its distinctive identity at the time of the Reformation, but has subsequently had a formative influence on worldwide Anglicanism.

 

Peter Toon was a Yorkshireman, an Anglican clergyman, theologian, and church historian. Former librarian of Latimer House in Oxford, curate of St Ebbe’s, and later a tutor at Oak Hill, after a brief spell in County Durham he moved to America and served churches in the United States until almost the end of his life. He was President of the Prayer Book Society in the United States, but eventually returned to England to serve as Priest-in-Charge of a Staffordshire village church. He was widely in demand as a speaker throughout the Commonwealth, Europe, and Asia. This book is the second lecture given in his honour.

  • Author

    Ashley Null is canon theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, visiting fellow at Cambridge, visiting research fellow at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, and recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As one of the world’s foremost experts on Thomas Cranmer, Dr. Null is a well-known speaker and writer.

  • Info

    ISBN: 978 1 906327 23 1

    28 pages

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