After weathering the storm of Mary’s persecution, the English church was remarkably quick to unite under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth and her bishops. But Elizabeth’s delicate balancing-act between Protestant theology and Catholic church orders led to growing tensions throughout her long reign and those that followed. From these tensions, ultimately unresolved, emerged the Anglican, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist traditions that have shaped the Western world since. Read the whole remarkable story in Bradford Littlejohn’s “What Happened in the English Reformation? Pt. II,” following on from our July digest.
Many Protestants today have not merely lost touch with their church’s past, but feel that it has lost touch with them.
With Davenant Digests we seek to bring the church’s past into clear focus for Christians today, and use it to shed light on the challenges of the church's present. Written in a clear, lively, and down-to-earth style, these short introductions aim to answer questions that ordinary Christians have, in terms that ordinary Christians will want to read.
April 2018: Worldview (Brad Littlejohn)
May 2018: Christendom (Joe Minich)
June 2018: Justification (Chris Castaldo)
July 2018: English Reformation, Pt. I (Brad Littlejohn)
August 2018: Sexual Ethics (Alastair Roberts)
September 2018: Roman Catholicism (Chris Castaldo)
October 2018: Divine Simplicity (Joseph Minich)
November 2018: English Reformation, Pt. II (Brad Littlejohn)