Study Cards on church, anglican, religion
The Bible translation of 1611 is known as the Authorised Version or the
King James Bible.
What is the name of the British most common Bible
King James Bible
Does religion play an important role in British politics? Any exeptions/
No . In Britain a person's religion has almost no political significance and there is no recognisable political pressure group in the country which is based on a particular religious ideology. Having a certain religious believe does not influence the way one votes. The exeptions to this are the Muslims in Britain and the people in Northern Ireland.
Would you call Britian a religious country?
No it is almost a secular country, few Brits attend religious services on a regular basis and missionairies from Africa come to England to spread the Wordm, whereas long ago British evangelist travelled to Africa to convert. However there is no important anti movement.
Does religion play an important role in British Politics? Are there any exceptions?
No, people are free to believe or not to believe. The one exception is Northern Ireland
There are some traces left of the importance of religion in the past; 26 senior Anglican bishops are members of the House of Lords. It is stipulated by law that the monarch cannot be a catholic.
What is an established church?
That is an religion that is appointed an official religion in a country by law.
Secondly, in many parts of the anglican communion, woman can become priests. This is not possible at present within the roman Catholic church
Who is the head of the established churches
It's the monarch. He is also the religious leader of the Church of England. The religious leader of the Church of Scotland is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is appointed by the Government
What are the thirty nine articles?
The text in the thirty nine articles is the basis of the Anglican religion
Explain the terms low church and high church
Low church and High church are two main strands of believe in the anglican church, which is a very broad church.
Low church places great emphasis on the text of the Bible, have austere services and reject Catholicism with its pope and the hierarchical organization of the Catholic church. High church is Anglo-catholic, with much more colourful ceremonies that are almost identical to the catholic church, but of course they do not accept the Pope as their authority.
Can an Anglican priest be married?
name a few other non-conformist religions
Methodist, Baptists and Quackers
Who is the official head of these two churches?
The reigning monarch is.
Can the British monarch be a Catholic? Why (not) ?
No, because he or she is official head of the Established Churches, neither of which are Catholic.
What role did catholisism play over the centuries and nowadays in Britain?
After the establishment of the Anglican Church and later Protestantism, Catholisism for a time was illegal and then barely tolerated. In modern Britain a large proportion of Catholics have family whose roots are from Italy, Poland and ofcourse Ireland. There are many Irish priests in Britain. Catholics take their doctrine and practice more seriously than Anglicans do.
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