Anglicanism is one of the largest denominations of Christianity in the world. It began officially in the 16th century as a result of the English Reformation. Many influential and important Christians have been affiliated with Anglicanism including C.S. Lewis, John Stott, and J.I. Packer.
Anglicans seek to be the via media (“middle way”) between Catholicism and Protestantism. This is accomplished by intentionally emphasizing the sacraments, Scripture, and the Holy Spirit.
Anglicans seek to regain the sacramental experience of the Early Church. The liturgy centers around the Lord’s Supper (also called the Eucharist) which is celebrated every Sunday.
Baptism is also heavily emphasized by Anglicans. It is the means by which a person is "sealed by the Holy Spirit” (Eph. 1:13; 4:30) and “marked as Christ’s own forever.”
Anglicans acknowledge five other sacraments including confirmation, reconciliation, holy orders, healing, and marriage.
Anglicans heavily emphasize the Word of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures. Every part of the liturgy is bathed in Scripture.
Anglicans believe that proclaiming the Gospel requires sound teaching and Bible Study. This is done with the model of Acts 2 in mind, where the Early Church lived a koinonia, a community characterized by the love of God where individuals were encouraged to grow in faith.
God has given all believers spiritual gifts. Anglicans seek to create an atmosphere where individual believers can identify the gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit and practice them for the edification of the Body.
The Holy Spirit is a vital part of Anglican community. He is at work in believers, transforming them into the image of Christ.
Through the Holy Spirit, Christians can hope to be party of a community of faith which transcends space and time.