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A Clear Vision for What It Means to Be Anglican Today.

With contributions from Michael Jensen, Ben Kwashi, Michael Nazir-Ali, Ashley Null, and John W. Yates III, the first volume in the Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library examines the rich heritage of the Anglican Communion, introducing its foundational doctrines rooted in the solas of the Reformation and drawing out the implications of this tradition for life and ministry in the twenty-first century.

Conceived under the conviction that the future of the global Anglican Communion hinges on a clear, well defined, and theologically rich vision, the Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library was created to serve as a go-to resource aimed at helping clergy and educated laity grasp the coherence of the Reformation Anglican tradition.

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The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library, Volume 1

Series edited by Ashley Null, John W. Yates III, Contributions by Michael Jensen, Ben Kwashi, Michael Nazir-Ali, Ashley Null, John W. Yates III


In light of the current crises of the Anglican Communion, this study of the origins of Reformation Anglicanism is particularly timely. The authors remind us why the Church of England adopted the confessional formularies that have characterized it since the sixteenth century and examine the relevance of these to the modern situation at home and abroad. Everyone with an interest in Anglicanism will benefit from looking afresh at its core principles, and the authors of this volume have done their best to demonstrate how those principles are still meaningful and relevant today.

Gerald Bray, Research Professor of Divinity, History, and Doctrine, Beeson Divinity School; author, God Is Love and God Has Spoken


This book sketches some of the Church of England’s complex history from early beginnings to the shape of the present worldwide denomination, now about eighty million strong. More importantly, it calls contemporary Anglicans, often awash in doctrinal and moral confusion, to return to the primary sources and evangelical and Reformed doctrines of the English Reformation, if that Reformation is to fulfill its promise.

D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; cofounder, The Gospel Coalition


This wonderful book reminds me of what the former archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey said: ‘To belittle the witness of the Reformers is to miss something of the meaning of the church of God.’ I am so grateful to the authors for producing this book, which will help us to know what it means to be a church of God.

Mouneer Hanna Anis, Anglican Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East; Chairman, The Anglican Global South

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Table of Contents


  1. How the Anglican Communion Began and Where It Is Going
    Michael Nazir-Ali
  2. The Power of Unconditional Love in the Anglican Reformation
    Ashley Null
  3. Sola Scriptura
    John W. Yates III
  4. Sola Gratia
    Ashley Null
  5. Sola Fide
    Michael Jensen
  6. Soli Deo Gloria
    Ben Kwashi
  7. A Manifesto for Reformation Anglicanism
    Ashley Null and John W. Yates III

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