Hold the Center or Moving Goalposts?

Dr. Winfield Bevins, in his recent post at Anglican Pastor entitled, “Whatever happened to the Anglican Via Media?” issues a call for Anglicans to unite at the “center.” His thesis that the center of Anglicanism is rooted in several of her formularies, namely the Thirty-Nine Articles, the three ecumenical creeds, and adding the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral is a good start. However, I would disagree with his labeling of this center as the “via media,” as that term was used by the Tractarians to argue that Anglicanism was the fork in the road between Magisterial Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, a contestable claim.

Continues at The North American Anglican.

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