By Colin Buchanan
Anglicanism arguably originated in 1534 whilst Parliament handed the Act of Supremacy, which transferred papal energy over the Church of britain to the king. this present day, nearly 550 dioceses can be found worldwide, not just in England, but additionally in all places that the British Empire's zone of impression prolonged. With an envisioned overall club of approximately seventy five million, Anglicanism is without doubt one of the greatest and such a lot diversified Christian denominations.With one of these lengthy background and frequent flock, it's not effortless to maintain song of the diversities of a non secular neighborhood that has no longer ceased adapting due to the fact that its inception. thousands of entries on major individuals and occasions, thoughts and associations, rituals and liturgy, and nationwide groups, make this a useful reference for non secular historians, theologians, and researchers. additionally integrated are an advent, a chronology that lines the church's evolution over the years, and a bibliography.