MacCullough on the Myth of the English Reformation

Great blog post with quotes from MacCullough on how the Reformation foundations of Anglicanism are so often forgotten.

http://reformationanglicanism.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/macculloch-diarmaid.html

Unfortunately the full article from MacCullough is not available online (though I have a pdf copy). Wallace summarises MacCullough’s conclusions approvingly:

“Diarmaid MacCulloch has pinned down particularly the Oxford Movement as the greatest impetus to this reinterpretation of the English Reformation. He has argued in an essay that when the anglo-catholic offspring of the Oxford Movement came to dominate English academic life, they rewrote the history of the Church of England, providing for themselves the usable past of a via media from which Puritans and Calvinists were excluded. Indeed, for some anglo-catholics the Church of England was defined by a Catholic persistence from which the Protestant Reformation was almost entirely excised,” Wallace, “Via Media? A Paradigm Shift” in Anglican and Episcopal History 72, no. 1 (2002), p20.

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