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Glossary

Church of England

A Protestant church formed as part of the Reformation in England. The church is quite broad in theological standpoint. At times this has been hard-line Protestant especially in its early years following foundation. The position was set out originally in The Thirty Nine Articles of 1553AD on matters of doctrine, justification, predestination and ordering of the church. This trod a careful line between the Catholic and Protestant beliefs - which the church continues, though has led to further divisions, (see the Oxford Movement) and off-shoots, (such as Methodism).

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