The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion


The Articles of 1571 given in English and Latin, the assent of which is still required of clergy in the Church of England forms the "authorised standard of doctrine" of the Anglican Church of Australia. They form the basis of the Articles of the Episcopal Church of America and the Twenty-five Articles of the Methodist Church.

The articles were issued in both English and Latin, and are of equal authority. The Latin is therefore included as it may sometimes serve as a guide to when the English is unclear.

Thanks to Franck Latremoliere, Michael W. Real, Oliver Phillips, Jennifer Sinclair , James Hess for helping to proof read the text. Thanks also to Robert Forsyth. Any errors remaining are of course, mine.

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Last update: 29 November 1999. AMDG

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