THE REFORMATION WAS NEVER LIKETHIS WHEN I WAS AN ORDINAND

TEC "traditionalists seem to have a completely different idea about Thomas Cranmer than the rest of the Anglican Communion. And, I must say, I approve.

I mean, given the choice between this:

... and this:

... which would get you embracing double predestination?

"Dearly beloved, brethren..." suddenly takes on a whole new level of meaning.

Thanks to Ann for discovering this gem 
and forwarding it to MadPriest Towers.

Comments

THE REFORMATION WAS NEVER LIKETHIS WHEN I WAS AN ORDINAND — 10 Comments

  1. I am trying to think of something that would get me to think double predestination makes some sense. The only thing that might work would be an all expenses paid weekend date with Angelina Jolie. As I doubt the lady is available or that my wife would approve, I guess I am doomed to not write that essay….

  2. Cranmer had an extraordinary talent for composing liturgical texts in English. For anything else, not so much. (Though at least at the very end he showed some spine. Too bad he didn’t find it twenty years earlier.)

  3. Did Cranmer believe/teach *double predestination*??? (I knew he was little Prot for my tastes, but… O_o)

    I recognize Hans Mathewson, as Zhivago from the BBC “DZ” (w/ Keira Knightly as Lara) a few years back…

  4. I am seriously tempted to adopt a “personality” and enter the contest, giving it my absolute best shot and hoping to win – only to enjoy the drama when my real identity is discovered.

    Hey, you don’t call me TELP for nothing.

  5. I thought double predestination was what you got if you rolled two threes when playing Kansas-City-rules Monopoly.

    wv: auract

    A tesseract you only ever hear about.