This book is a revival of The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England, explained with an introduction by Edgar C.S. Gibson. The Articles themselves are the historically defining statements of doctrines and practices of the Church of England with respect to the controversies of the English Reformation. The Thirty-Nine Articles form part of the Book of Common Prayer used by both the Church of England and the Episcopal Church. They were finalised in 1571, and incorporated into the Book of Common Prayer. The book helped to standarize the English language, and was to have a lasting effect on religion in the United Kingdom, and elsewhere through its wide use
Table of Contents
Preface. introduction. Article I. Article II. Article III. Article IV. Article V. Article VI. Article VII. Article VIII. Article IX. Article X. Article XI. Article XII. Article XIII. Article XIV. Article XV. Article XVI. Article XVII. Article XVIII. Article XIX. Article XX. Article XXI. Article XXII. Article XXIII. Article XXIV. Article XXV. Article XXVI. Article XXVII. Article XXVIII. Article XXIX. Article XXX. Article XXXI. Article XXXII. Article XXXIII. Article XXXIV. Article XXXV. Article XXXVI. Article XXXVII. Article XXXVIII. Article XXXIX. Index
Edgar Charles Sumner Gibson (23 January 1848, Fawley, Hampshire, England - 8 March 1924, Fareham) was the 31st Bishop of Gloucester. He was born into a clerical family and educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained in 1872, his first post was as Chaplain at Wells Theological College, rising to Vice Principal in 1875. His next post was as principal of Leeds Clergy School and he later became Rural Dean of the area and Vicar of Leeds Parish Church.
He was appointed an Honorary Chaplain to Queen Victoria in early January 1901. In 1905 he was elevated to the episcopate where he remained until his death 19 years later.
His obituary in The Times noted that, "[h]e was an administrator and organizer of remarkable grasp and distinction"