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Anglicanism (from Latin anglicanus "English") is the entirety of the faith and religious life of the "Church of England" ( Church of England ) and its daughter churches. Most of these daughter churches belong to the Anglican Communion , but some have separated from the communion.

In the pre-Reformation period, the expression referred to the national church efforts in England (cf. Gallicanism in France), which did not aim to break away from Rome , but rather to achieve greater national church autonomy .

Independent churches of Anglican origin

See also


  • Peter F. Anson: The Call to the Cloister: Religious Communities and Kindred Bodies in the Anglican Communion . SPCK, London 1955.
  • David Hein: Readings in Anglican Spirituality . Forward Publishing, Cincinnati 1991.
  • David Hein: The Episcopalians . Church Publishing, New York 2005.
  • RCD Jasper : The development of the Anglican Liturgy, 1662-1980 . SPCK, London 1989.
  • Paul Elmer More / Frank Leslie Cross: Anglicanism . SPCK, London 1935.
  • Stephen Neill : Anglicanism . Oxford University Press, New York 1978.
  • Aidan Nichols: The Panther and the Hind: A Theological History of Anglicanism . T&T Clark, Edinburgh 1993.
  • Edward Norman: Anglican Difficulties: A New Syllabus of Errors . Morehouse, London 2004.
  • William L. Sachs : The Transformation of Anglicanism: From State Church to Global Community . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1993.
  • Stephen Sykes , John Booty and Jonathan Knight (Eds.): The Study of Anglicanism . Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN 1998.
  • William Temple : Doctrine in the Church of England 1937.