The Edwardian Years: Public Protestant Augustinianism

Ashley Null

in Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780198270218
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683954 | DOI:
The Edwardian Years: Public Protestant Augustinianism

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During the Edwardian era, Thomas Cranmer's notion of solifidianism finally became the Church of England's basis for teaching. Cranmer emphasized in his homilies that justification was not something we do for God but rather something that we receive from Him. In conclusion, Cranmer's commitment to solifidianism was his notion that salvation was granted to man at God's will. Cranmer stressed that repentance was turning to God to be turned by God, or confessing one's sins and living with faith. Repentance is shown to have symbolized Cranmer himself: his works and how his critics viewed him. As God's child, Cranmer believed that the burden of his sins was not reason for him to distrust God, and his suffering would have been an act of service or a heart turned to God.

Keywords: solifidianism; Church of England; sin; repentance; God; justification; salvation

Chapter.  14477 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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