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The Thirty-Nine Articles were established in 1563 to define the central doctrine of the Church of England in relation to both Calvinistic doctrine and the Roman Catholic Church. Thomas Cranmer wrote 42 articles in 1552, but they were not enforced until a convocation of the church that met years later and approved only 39 of the articles. The articles were incorporated into the Book of Common Prayer as part of a legal obligation to adhere to the articles. Today, the articles remain a secondary confession of the Anglican faith.

The Select Works on the Thirty-Nine Articles (23 vols.) collection contains 23 volumes of notes, commentaries, and studies on the Thirty-Nine Articles. The texts included in the collection represent the best of nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholarship, featuring influential thinkers such as Edward Arthur Litton, G. F. Maclear, Arthur J. Tait, William Wilson, Gilbert Burnet, and Edgar C. S. Gibson.

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Key Features

  • Over 8,000 pages of notes, commentaries, and studies on the Thirty-Nine Articles
  • A variety of approaches to studying a key component of Anglican doctrine
  • Examinations of major Anglican theologians

Individual Titles

A Plain Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: William Baker
  • Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 215

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This volume was written to provide a short, simple exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles to be used in higher-level classes at public schools.

William Baker was the head master of Merchant Taylors’ School for 30 years, and the prebendary of St. Paul’s in London.

A Catechism on the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England

  • Author: James Beaven
  • Publisher: General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 152

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This volume explains the purpose of the Thirty-Nine Articles for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.

James Beaven (1801–1875) was a reverend and, later, professor of divinity at King’s College, Toronto. He is the author of A Help to Catechizing and Elements of Natural Theology.

Questions Illustrating the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England

  • Author: Edward Bickersteth
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 172

This volume provides an outline of a variety of questions designed to increase one’s understanding of the articles. The text is written for the catechist to engage students in thoughtful conversations.

Edward Bickersteth (1825–1906) was a curate, rector, vicar, dean, and eventually the bishop of Exeter. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for poetry three years in a row there.

A Commentary on the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: T. P. Boultbee
  • Edition: 10th
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 334

T. P. Boultbee wrote this text as an introduction to the theology of the Church of England after failing to find an adequate text to incorporate into his lessons.

T. P. Boultbee was principal of the London College of Divinity at St. John’s Hall in Highbury.

An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles: Historical and Doctrinal

  • Author: Edward Harold Browne
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 871

Browne’s exposition of the articles was accepted as the authoritative text on the articles by nearly all Anglican bishops, colleges, and universities in Great Britain, Ireland, America, and the British colonies. His arguments and views remained largely unchanged, but he continued editing and revising the text for nearly 25 years after its initial publication.

Bishop Browne occupies a via media, and his treatise has been most useful as a textbook in many of our theological schools.

The Expositor: A Theological Magazine

Edward Harold Browne (1811–1891) was a bishop of the Church of England. He was educated at Eton and Emmanuel College at Cambridge. He was awarded the Crosse theological scholarship in 1833, the Tyrwhitt Hebrew scholarship in 1834, and the Norrisian prize in 1835. In 1854, he was elected Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge.

An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England

  • Author: Gilbert Burnet
  • Publisher: William Tegg & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 503

This volume is one of the earliest attempts to provide a thorough explanation of the articles.

Bishop Burnet’s Exposition of the Articles is too well-known to need description here. Its merits and its defects need no discussion, but it may be predicted that this edition of it will henceforth be one of the most popular.

The British Magazine

. . . Burnet’s is the best book we have on the subject.

The British Magazine

Gilbert Burnet was Bishop of Sarum and the author of An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England.

An Explanation of the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: A. P. Forbes
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: James Parker and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 843

This volume was written under the direction and counsel of E. B. Pusey with the purpose of explaining the articles.

Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817–1875) was a Scottish Episcopalian divine. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, Glasgow University, Haileybury College, and Brasenose College, Oxford. He was significantly influenced by John Henry Newman, E. B. Pusey, and John Keble. Throughout his life Forbes served as deacon and vicar in the Church of England. In 1857, Forbes was accused of heresy for his views on the Eucharist. He made a powerful defense of his case, and was acquitted with a censure and admonition. John Keble wrote in his defense and was present at his trial. Forbes is the author of A Short Explanation of the Nicene Creed, Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms, and Commentary on the Canticles.

The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England, Explained with an Introduction, vol. 1

  • Author: Edgar C. S. Gibson
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 362

This volume was written to provide theological interpretation and scriptural support for the articles. The text contains the first volume by Edgar C. S. Gibson. Gibson felt that previous writings on the articles offered limited theological discussion, and were generally written to serve other purposes. The text assumes a general knowledge of ecclesiastical history, tracing the history of doctrine only where necessary to understand the text and expressions used in the articles.

Dr. Gibson, the author of the two volumes now before us, has presented an exposition which at once arrests attention from its beauty of style and composition, as well as its fresh and vigorous thought; bringing abundant scholastic ability to the task of interpreting the Articles in a way that will interest those who give perhaps little time to theological study.

The Expositor: A Theological Magazine

Edgar Charles Sumner Gibson (1848–1924) was the 31st Bishop of Gloucester. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Oxford, and ordained in 1872. He served as chaplain and later vice principal at Wells Theological College, before becoming principal of Leeds Clergy School and then rural dean and vicar of Leeds Parish Church. In 1901, he was appointed honorary chaplain to Queen Victoria. His other works include Northumbrian Saints, Self-Discipline, Commentary on the Book of Job, and The Old Testament in the New.

The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England, Explained with an Introduction, vol. 2

  • Author: Edgar C. S. Gibson
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 801

This volume was written to provide theological interpretation and scriptural support for the articles. The text contains the second volume by Edgar C. S. Gibson. Gibson felt that previous writings on the articles offered limited theological discussion, and were generally written to serve other purposes. The text assumes a general knowledge of ecclesiastical history, tracing the history of doctrine only where necessary to understand the text and expressions used in the articles.

Edgar Charles Sumner Gibson (1848–1924) was the 31st Bishop of Gloucester. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Oxford, and ordained in 1872. He served as chaplain and later vice principal at Wells Theological College, before becoming principal of Leeds Clergy School and then rural dean and vicar of Leeds Parish Church. In 1901, he was appointed honorary chaplain to Queen Victoria. His other works include Northumbrian Saints, Self-Discipline, Commentary on the Book of Job, and The Old Testament in the New.

The Thirty-Nine Articles and the Age of the Reformation

  • Author: E. Tyrrell Green
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 456

This volume contains Green’s commentary on the articles with supplements from major theologians of the Reformation, including Thomas Cranmer.

Edmund Tyrrell Green (1864–1937) was an academic, curate, and author. He was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford. In 1890 he was appointed lecturer in Hebrew and theology at St. David’s College in Lampeter, Wales. His other works include Notes on the Teaching of St. Paul, The Sinner’s Restoration, The Church of Christ, and How to Preach.

A History of the Articles of Religion

  • Author: Charles Hardwick
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: George Bell & Sons
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 420

This volume was written to present the articles in the context of the Reformation and the articles and works surrounding them. This edition was assembled post-humously

The book is carefully and accurately compiled with all necessary research, and in a spirit of strong attachment to the Church of England.

The Gentleman’s Magazine

Charles Hardwick was a historian and the archdeacon of Ely. He was select preacher at Cambridge in 1850, and in 1851, he became preacher at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall. He became archdeacon of Ely in 1859. He died falling off a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains, and a monument now stands on the spot. His works include A History of the Christian Church, Middle Age, Twenty Sermons for Town Congregations, and Christ and Other Masters.

An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles by the Reformers

  • Author: Thomas R. Jones
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Minerva Press
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 292

Thomas Jones wrote the first edition of An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles by the Reformers out of fear of the Tractarian Movement. He wrote the second edition in the wake of the movement. The text is designed to draw its readers towards the roots of the Church of England, and to encourage them to seek truth in the words of the Reformers.

. . . the work, as a whole, is valuable at this time, and precisely such as was wanted. It affords the best answer to the latitudinarian argument, that the Reformers had no positive meaning in the Articles they framed, but intended them for peace rather than belief.

The Gentleman’s Magazine

Thomas R. Jones was an incumbent of the Holy Trinity Church in Huddersfield and the author of An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles by the Reformers.

The Thirty-Nine Articles: Their History and Explanation

  • Author: B. J. Kidd
  • Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 296

This volume seeks to provide the history of the articles and an explanation of the first eight articles.

Beresford James Kidd (1864–1948) was an Anglican priest, church historian, and warden of Keble College, Oxford. He also served as a tutor to non-collegiate students at Oxford. His other works include The Continental Reformation and The Later Mediaeval Doctrine of the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

Introduction to Dogmatic Theology on the Basis of the XXXIX Articles

  • Author: E. A. Litton
  • Publisher: Robert Scott
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 603

This volume introduces dogmatic theology using the articles.

E. A. Litton is the author of Introduction to Dogmatic Theology on the Basis of the XXXIX Articles.

Notes on the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: John Macbeth
  • Publisher: W. M. McGee
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 203

This volume is intended to be used as a handbook for academic courses and advanced Sunday school classes.

John Macbeth was a reverend and an examiner for the Board of Religious Education of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. His other works include Church Principles on the Basis of the Church Catechism and Notes on the Book of Common Prayer.

An Introduction to the Articles of the Church of England

  • Authors: G. F. Maclear and W. W. Williams
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 447

This text introduces each of the articles and discusses major scholarship on them.

Those who are in any way responsible for the training of candidates for the Holy Orders must often have felt the want of such a book as Dr. Maclear, with the assistance of his colleague, Mr. Williams, has just published.

Church Times

G. F. Maclear was a reverend, warden of St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, and honorary canon of Canterbury. He is the author of An Introduction to the Creeds and The Evidential Value of the Holy Eucharist.

W. W. Williams was vice principal of the Missionary College at Dorchester, and a fellow of St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury.

Lambeth and Trent: A Brief Explanation of the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: F. E. Middleton
  • Publisher: Chas J. Thynne
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 263

This volume was written to spread understanding of the meaning of the articles to both students, teachers, and ministers.

F. E. Middleton was a reverend, and the tutor in charge of the Church Missionary Preparatory Institution.

A Familiar and Practical Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

  • Author: H. C. O’Donnoghue
  • Publisher: Taylor and Hessey
  • Publication Date: 1816
  • Pages: 286

This volume was written to cover areas O’Donnoghue felt were missing from the extensive body of scholarship on the articles. The text addresses the strengths and shortcomings of major works on the articles and attempts to fill in the gaps.

Hallifield Cosgayne O’Donnoghue was a reverend of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and the domestic chaplain to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Mount Earl.

The Churchman’s Guide in Perilous Times

  • Author: Thomas Pigot
  • Publisher: R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside
  • Publication Date: 1835
  • Pages: 123

This volume was written in response to attacks against the Church of England and its clergy, and seeks to illuminate the call to holiness through each of the articles.

Thomas Pigot was a reverend and incumbent of St. Helens, Lancashire. He is the author of The Churchman’s Guide in Perilous Times.

The Catholic Doctrine of the Church of England: An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: Thomas Rogers
  • Publisher: The Parker Society
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 384

This volume contains Thomas Rogers’ exposition of the articles.

Thomas Rogers was a preacher, chaplain, and rector. His other works include The Anatomy of the Mind, Of the End of the World, and Second Coming of Christ, and The English Creed.

Lecture Outlines on the Thirty-Nine Articles

  • Author: Arthur J. Tait
  • Publisher: Elliot Stock
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 238

This volume was intended to be used as an outline of lectures on the articles. Tait believed no single text was sufficient for a class to learn about such important topics. When he was asked which text his classes used, Tait responded, “We use the library.” This text was initially for the use of his own class, but Tait felt it was a valuable tool for other teachers as well.

Arthur J. Tait was principal of Ridley Hall at Cambridge, and examining chaplain to the Bishop of Liverpool.

The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England

  • Author: Edward Welchman
  • Edition: New
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 88

Welchman designed this volume as a study of the articles for students of theology.

Edward Welchman (1665–1739) was a theological writer and the Archdeacon of Cardigan. His other works include A Practical Discourse on the Parable of Dives and Lazarus, A Conference with an Arian, and A Dialogue betwixt a Protestant Minister and a Romish Priest.

The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England

  • Author: William Wilson
  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Publication Date: 1821
  • Pages: 207

This volume offers illustrations and extracts from a variety of original-source texts—including The Apology of the Church of England by John Jewel—to help readers understand the articles.

William Wilson was a reverend and a fellow of Queen’s College at Oxford.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Works on the Thirty-Nine Articles
  • Volumes: 23
  • Pages: 8,559