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 The Church of England

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The Church of England


Introduction ..3

History of the Church of England

Status of Church in England up to 1530 ..4   

Reformation of Church 4

Henry VII.4

Edward VI6

Mary I...6

Elizabeth I7

Charles II..8

Victoria .8

II. The Church of England today..9

The essence of being an Anglican..9

Organisation of the Church of England .11

Church of England becomes an International Church...12




Everything in this life has its own history, especially Religion, as it
is a great institution. With the development of history of a particular
country, there will always be development of Religion, since the Church
is an integral part of State System. Heathenism, Orthodoxy, Judaism
etc.. They have been living for centuries. And some of them were
changed, penetrated each other or reformed dramatically. 

England was not exception. 

The English are not a deeply religious race. Hundreds of years ago they
decided that Roman Catholicism with its teachings about original sin and
the unworthiness of the human race could not really have been meant for
them. So they designed a Church of their own  the Church of England. 

The English Reformation was a result of the chain of events that
eventually altered England and Englishness forever. So much in history
is a bastard child of both long-standing, simmering emotion and the
opportunistic seizing of a moment. By its nature unexpected, it is also
unpredictable, and shaped as much by environment and chance as by its
progenitors. The Reformation was no different. It was going on through
the ages and reigns.  


I. History of the Church of England

1. Status of Church in England up to 1530

Until 1054 there was only one Christian Church - the Catholic Church.
Its leadership was centered in five great Patriarchates -- Jerusalem,
Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople in the East and Rome in the West.
After the Roman Empire became Christian some bishops increasingly became
involved in political matters, and the bishops of Rome in particular
began to claim power over the whole Church. This led to a tragic
division in the Church, the "Great Schism" of 1054, when it split into
the "Orthodox" East and the "Roman Catholic" West. 

Not directly involved in that split was the Church in England, which the
Bishops of Rome were determined to claim - especially after 1061, when a
rival Papacy in Lombardy claimed allegiance from the See of Canterbury.
In 1066, the Duke of Normandy (William "the Conqueror"), with the
support and formal blessing of Pope Alexander II, invaded England. After
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