[quote="Anna_Scott, post:1, topic:287724"]
Anglicans, in which of the 5 Solas of the Protestant Reformation do you believe?
If you would, please take the poll and then explain your answers. :)
- Sola fide ("by faith alone")
- Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone")
- Solus Christus or Solo Christo ("Christ alone" or "through Christ alone")
4 Sola gratia ("by grace alone")
- Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")
While all are welcome to post on this thread, please only answer the Poll if you are Anglican. I'm really interested in what my fellow Anglicans believe.
Thank you so much! I look forward to your comments.
I don't believe in an of them in any sense that divides Protestants from other Christians.
the last three are, on the face of them, impeccably orthodox, though Protestants typically put a sectarian spin on them. Therefore I answered that I believed in them--but I do not interpret them as dogmatic Protestants do. (Solo Christo, for instance, as I understand it, excludes none of the means of grace promoted in Catholicism, since all of these derive from and lead back to Christ.)
The first two are most obviously interpreted in a schismatic and unorthodox sense, so I reject them. But all five are vague slogans that may be interpreted in either orthodox or unorthodox senses. I find the obsession of some Protestants with these sonorous phrases extremely frustrating.