Saturday, April 25, 2015

Protestant Non-Jurors

by Jack Le Moine

Who might well be the most important Anglo-American religious movement you have never heard of? From the latest happenings in things historical. The two part series of articles The Non-Jurors and Somewhere Beyond the Sea concluded 8 days ago in Patheos Blog. The article’s author is Philip Jenkins.

They were a High Church movement within the Church of England, who refused to take oaths to the new regime after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. While reading about the King of England as the head of their Church, the split seems both remote and yet important.

The current splits in the Episcopal Church in the USA on the other hand involves matters that go far beyond mere theory to the very essence of Christianity. It is interesting to read current events with the perspective of the past.

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