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First used by John Henry Newman in 1838, the term Anglicanism refers to the theological and liturgical tradition of the Church of  England (Ecclesia Anglicana). This tradition, which goes back to the official church texts of the Reformation period and has been shaped by later historical developments, is shared by a worldwide communion of independent churches, which are summoned to a conference every ten years by the archbishop of Canterbury.

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Null, John Ashley, “Anglicanism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016850>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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