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Added to the “Resources on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion” page: a book by J.C. Ryle

March 11, 2018

Today I was scanning Google Books for any newly added books on the Thirty-Nine Articles and this one turned up – by J.C. Ryle: Who is the true Churchman? Or, the Thirty-nine Articles examined.  In his introduction, Bishop Ryle states rather clearly his estimation of the Articles of Religion:

I assert confidently that the Church of England has provided a test of true Churchmanship, and that this test is recognized by the law of the land. This test is to be found in “the Thirty-nine Articles of religion.” I say, furthermore, that the Thirty-nine Articles of religion form a test which any plain man can easily understand, if he will only give his mind to a study of them. An honest examination of these Articles will show any one at this day who is the best, the truest, the most genuine style of Churchman. To exhibit the authority, nature, and characteristics of the Thirty-nine Articles is the simple object for which I send forth the paper which is now in the reader’s hands.

This book is only 40 pages but it is certainly worth a look if you want Ryle’s views on the Articles of Religion.  I have added it to the Resources page.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2018 4:00 pm

    This is a most useful Resource Will.

    I thought the following Comment was most telling and one that I have long held and doubt not that you also share the sentiment being well informed in these Matters:

    “I venture the opinion that few English Monarchs have been so much over-praised and misunderstood as Elizabeth. I suspect the English Reformation would have been a far more perfect and complete work, if the Queen had allowed the Reformers to do all that they wanted to do.”

    Thank you again for sharing Will,

    Andrew Nixon.

    • March 11, 2018 6:18 pm

      Hey Andrew, thanks for the comment, and yes, I think I agree with that statement by Ryle. Appreciate your pointing it out..

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