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Anglican Reading List

The Book of Common Prayer, 1928 Edition (American) 

The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 Edition (American)

ACNA Liturgies


The Book of Homilies, John Griffiths, editor. (Vancouver, Canada: Regent College Publishing, 2008) or http://www.anglicanlibrary.org/homilies/index.htm

Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People. (London: Penguin Books, Revised Edition, 1990)

Cahill, Thomas, How the Irish Saved Civilization. (Anchor, 1996) [Optional]

Dearmer, Percy, Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book, 1912

Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography.

GAFCON; Being Faithful; The Shape of Historical Anglicanism Today: A Commentary on the Jerusalem Declaration.

Holmes, David, A Brief History of the Episcopal Church. (Harrisburg, Penna.: Trinity Press International, 1993)

Hooker, Richard, The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity,

Law, William. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728) 

Lean, Garth. God’s Politician: William Wilberforce’s struggle to abolish the Slave Trade and reform the morals of a nation. (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Helmers & Howard, 1987)

Magna Carta, 1215 A.D. (The Great Charter)

Michno, Dennis, A Priest’s Handbook, 1998

Milton, John., “The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates,” 1650

Moore, Peter. A Church to Believe In. (Solon, OH.: Latimer Press, 1994)

Moorman, J.R.H., A History of the Church in England. (Harrisburg, Penna.: Morehouse Publishing, 1994)

The Anglican Spiritual Tradition. (Springfield, Ill.: Templegate Publishers, 1985)

Whitefield, George. “A Letter to the Rev. Mr. John Wesley,” December 24, 1740

Sermon 57. “Georgia Sermon,” January 28, 1770

Toon, Peter, The Anglican Formularies and Holy Scripture, Reformed Catholic and Biblical Doctrine. (2006)

Toon, Peter, Which Rite is Right? (Preservation Press Inc, 1995)

Wilberforce, William. A Practical View of Christianity. (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006)


Becket, Starring Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole (CPI, 1964/MPI Media Group, 2007) An excellent British documentary about Beckett, Canterbury Cathedral, and related history (including Henry VIII’s destruction of the shrine). Also on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/DtJX0430bQw

Luther, Starring Joseph Fiennes and Peter Ustinov (MGM, 2003)

A Man for All Seasons, Starring Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw (CPI, 1966)

Cromwell, Starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness (CPI, 1970)

Amazing Grace starring Ian Gruffudd and Albert Finney (Bristol Bay Productions, 2007)

Yes, Prime Minister “The Bishop’s Gambit,” Starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne (BBC, 1986) Season 1, Episode 7

Additional On-line Resources:







An audio course in Anglican Studies by ACNA Archdeacon Michael McKinnon (a Member of the Liturgical Task Force for Texts for Common Prayer). This is also available on iTunes as a podcast (search for “Anglican Studies”). http://www.htacfeeds.org/astudies.php

*This list was taken from the JAFC Anglican Tutorial.