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The Thirty-nine Articles

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Thirty-nine Articles statements (thirty-nine in number) of the tenets held by the Church of England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • The Thirty-nine Articles the articles of religious belief finally agreed upon by the entire bishops and clergy of the Church of England in 1562
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. articulus, a little joint—artus, a joint.

Usage

In literature:

It's the "Thirty-Nine Articles" that is Arguments!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Articles, an old entry of having read the Thirty-nine, 237.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Bring me the Thirty-nine Articles and the Westminster Catechism and the Ten Tables, and I'll subscribe to all of 'em.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
It was proposed, for example, to substitute a profession of belief in the Bible for a subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Has he never read the Thirty-nine Articles of his own Church?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
WHAT THE THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES SAY.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
The children were brought up on the catechism and the Thirty-Nine Articles.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
He was in difficulty about subscribing the Thirty-nine Articles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
I think I could bring the Thirty-nine Articles into it, if I was vexed.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
The Confession was the ultimate source of much of the Thirty-nine Articles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
He said that the Thirty-nine Articles were a bundle of inconsistencies from beginning to end.
"The City of the Mormons" by Henry Caswall
They are just one third the number of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England.
"The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It" by R. W. Beers
Author Explanation of the Thirty-Nine Articles, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
That the President and Professors of King's College ought not to be required to subscribe to the Thirty-nine Articles.
"Egerton Ryerson and Education in Upper Canada" by J. Harold Putnam
Was it cowardly in him to hold the Thirty-Nine Articles in contempt?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Most of the thirty-nine articles composing the document are devoted to mere details.
"A Source Book of Mediæval History"
He could not subscribe the Thirty-Nine Articles for his degree as a Master; he left Oxford.
"Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches" by Justin McCarthy
We now descend the broad flight of steps that, from their number, have been dubbed the 'Thirty-nine Articles.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
Similarly the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion are enjoined on the clergy by (1571) 13 Eliz.
"The Legal Position of the Clergy" by P. V. Smith
Hence in the first draft of the Thirty-nine Articles presented to Convocation by Archbishop Parker, Article XXVIII.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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