The Heritage of Anglican Theology

By J. I. Packer

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The Heritage of Anglican Theology

By J. I. Packer

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Historical and Theological Reflections on the Anglican Church from J. I. Packer

The Anglican Church has a rich theological heritage filled with a diversity of views and practices. Like a river with a main current and several offshoot streams, Anglicanism has a main body with many distinct, smaller communities. So what constitutes mainstream Anglicanism?

Influential Anglican theologian J. I. Packer makes the case that “authentic Anglicanism” is biblical, liturgical, evangelical, pastoral, episcopal (ordaining bishops), national (engaging with the culture), and ecumenical (eager to learn from other Christians). As he surveys the history and tensions within the Anglican Church, Packer casts a vision for the future that is grounded in the Scriptures, fueled by missions, guided by historical creeds and practices, and resolved to enrich its people.


J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 384
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6011-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6011-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781433560118
Case Quantity: 10
Published: May 11, 2021

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Taking the Measure of the Anglican Mainstream
Chapter 2: The English Reformation
Chapter 3: Puritan Theology
Chapter 4: Richard Hooker
Chapter 5: The Caroline Divines
Chapter 6: Rational Divinity
Chapter 7: Revival Theology
Chapter 8: The Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism
Chapter 9: Nineteenth-Century Broad Church Theology
Chapter 10: Anglican Modernism
Chapter 11: Early Twentieth-Century Anglican Theology
Chapter 12: Some Concluding Thoughts on Anglican Theology

Afterword: Further Thoughts on Anglican Doctrine