"We want nothing but the old truths rightly preached and rightly brought home to consciences, minds, and wills. There never has been good done in the world excepting by the faithful preaching of evangelical truth. The good that has been done in the world, however small, has always been done by evangelical doctrines."
"The English Reformation produced the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as its foundational documents. Both represent the more Reformed (as opposed to Lutheran) phase of the English reformation, though they are closer to patristic and medieval traditions than most Reformed documents are. Archbishop Cranmer believed that he had to reform the worship, doctrine, and discipline of the church. The Prayer Book represents reformed worship, and the Articles contain reformed doctrine."
- Rev. Dr. Gerald Bray in "The Anglican Way"
" Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation:
so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby,
is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation."
- Article VI of the 39 Articles of Religion -
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"For we are fully persuaded in our judgements (and we here profess it to the world) that the Book, as it stood before established by Law,
doth not contain in it any thing contrary to the Word of God, or to sound Doctrine,
or which a godly man may not with a good Conscience use and submit unto,
or which is not fairly defensible against any that shall oppose the same"
- Preface to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer -
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"The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people."
- Article XXXV of the 39 Articles of Religion -
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"The marks whereby this [holy catholic or universal] Church is known unto me in this dark world...are these: the sincere preaching of Godʹs Word, the due administration of the sacraments, charity, and faithful observing of ecclesiastical discipline according to the Word of God."
- Bishop Nicholas Ridley, English Reformer & Martyr
"FIGURATIVELY, He is in the bread and wine, and spiritually He is in them that worthily eat and drink the bread and wine; but really, carnally, and corporally, He is only in heaven, from whence He shall come to judge the quick and dead."
- Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), from "The Works of Thomas Cranmer", 'Of the Presence of Christ', p. 139.