Lancelot Andrewes

Last week in small group, I brought up Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626). As Bishop during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, Andrewes fought to set the course and doctrines of the Anglican Church. He oversaw the development of the King James Bible, and was renown for his preaching. Perhaps his best known sermons are his Sermons on the Nativity. Most importantly to many traveling the Anglican Way, in one of his famous sermons, Bishop Andrews provides the following helpful guide for theology in the Anglican Way: “One canon reduced to writing by God himself, two testaments, three creeds, four general councils, five centuries, and the series of Fathers in that period – the centuries, that is, before Constantine, and two after, determine the boundary of our faith.

Be sure to read some of his sermons when you get the chances; they are rewarding and edifying!

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