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Canon and Criterion in Christian TheologyFrom the Fathers to Feminism$
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William J. Abraham

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250030.001.0001

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Canonical Synthesis: The Anglican Via Media

Canonical Synthesis: The Anglican Via Media

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Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

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The great architects of the Anglican Reformation were clearly uneasy with the practical and pastoral problems generated by an exclusive appeal to sola scriptura. They restricted the authority of scripture to matters essential to salvation, while making judicious appeal to tradition and reason to supplement the appeal to the bible. In time, the appeal to scripture, tradition, and reason has tended to supplant and erode the critical components of the canonical heritage that were central to the early Anglican tradition.

Keywords:   Anglican reformation, essentials of salvation, reason, sola scriptura, tradition

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