Anglican History & Theology I: Foundations

This course will explore the unfolding of the English Reformation and the formularies it produced. Beginning with the medieval English affective tradition, moving through the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1571, and ending with Richard Hooker, we will explore the evolving self-understanding of a church that described itself as both catholic and reformed. The course provides an introduction to Anglican tradition, as both a survey of the foundations of Anglican identity and a rich set of resources for contemporary Christian life and ministry.


Students will watch online lectures by Professor Ashley Null and also participate in video-conference tutorials with other students and the course tutor, the Rev. Dr. Sam Pascoe.  In addition to lectures and tutorials, students will also have weekly reading and assignments corresponding to the level at which they have chosen to take the course.

Audit students will participate in tutorials, but have less reading and assignments, and receive a pass/fail grade. This is the ideal option for ordinands and curates who need Anglican training but not seminary credit.


  • $965 : Seminary Credit with Gordon Conwell
  • $350 : Audit/Continuing Education


Prospective students first need to apply to the Certificate in Anglican Studies.


If you have any questions, please contact the Rev’d Dr. Sam Fornecker ( or call 843.284.4321).

The Rev’d Canon Dr. Ashley Null

The Rev’d Canon Dr. Ashley Null is the author of Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love. He is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation with research degrees from Yale and the University of Cambridge. His current project is editing the private theological notebooks of Thomas Cranmer, the author of the independent Church of England’s founding formularies. In addition to his scholarly activities, Ashley is an ordained Episcopal priest, Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, Theological Advisor to the ACNA Diocese of the Carolinas and Senior Fellow of the Ridley Institute.