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Two more reprints from Fr. Bill Klock: Griffith Thomas’ The Catholic Faith and Staley’s The Catholic Religion

August 25, 2011

Fr. Bill Klock has announced two more reprints from his work at The Anglican Expositor, and they are well worth purchasing: W.H. Griffith Thomas’ The Catholic Faith, and Vernon Staley’s The Catholic Religion.  As Fr. Bill notes,

Thomas and Staley offer very generous fare, but from opposite sides of the table.  Griffith Thomas was very much a low-churchman, teaching at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, then at Wycliffe College, Toronto, before going on to assist Lewis Sperry Chafer in the founding of Dallas Theological Seminary.  Vernon Staley was very much an Anglo-Catholic known primarily for his writing on liturgy.  Both books are suitable for use with adult confirmands and newcomers to Anglicanism, but the best results are likely to be had when reading both books and finding the middle ground between the two perspectives they offer.

I cannot find fault with that assessment…Staley is indeed a bit too Anglo-Catholic for my taste, and as much as I like Griffith Thomas, he does have a couple of peculiarities – so if one does indeed achieve a via media between those two authors, that would be a good and balanced theology.  The Griffith Thomas book can be purchased from these links:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. (Hardcover, 328 pages, US$23.00)
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. (Paperback, 328 pages, US$14.00)

and the Staley book can be purchased from these links:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. (Hardcover, 427 pages, US$25.50)
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. (Paperback, 427 pages, US$15.50)

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