"This brief volume will make an excellent introduction to the Anglican tradition in its English guise for 'ordinary' Christians with no formal theological learning". - Dr Charles Sherlock, Journal of Anglican Studies "Ordinands, ministers and thoughtful Anglican evangelicals would appreciate there essays; so should other Anglicans, as the book shows what undergirds true, orthodox Anglicanism". - Tony Baker, Evangelicals Now "The main purpose of this excellent book edited by Andrew Atherstone is to show that within the Church of England there has always been a strong thread of classic, orthodox, 'mere Christianity', and that this has provided the Church with some of her brightest and best. [ - ] It is not a collection of mini-biographies, but looks at 'the heart of faith' of each individual on issues as the atonement, scripture, the Spirit, and mission to get a sense of where their hearts lay on these key issues. [ - ] Although the book consists of separate chapters by this impressive array of scholars, it has been very well edited and sewn together both in terms of its narrative continuity and its overall message. [ - ] This volume could be extremely useful in an attempt to sway those who disagree with classic orthodoxy, over homosexuality or women's consecration perhaps, but are repulsed by the intolerance it currently faces from liberal extremists." - Lee Gatiss in Churchman No.1 Vol. 126, Spring, 2012
About the Author
Andrew Atherstone is tutor in History and Doctrine, and Latimer research fellow of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Atherstone's research focuses on Anglican and Evangelical history and identity. His previous publications include a book on Charles Golightly andThe Martyrs of Mary Tudor, and he is a regular contributor to many academic journals in history and theology.