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What (who) is erudition - definition

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  • The 1662 ''Book of Common Prayer'' has long been printed in the Thirty-nine Articles.
  • One of the final drafts of the Six articles (1539), amended in King Henry VIII's own hand

1) to display; flaunt one's erudition
2) great erudition
Knowledge (gained by reading and study), learning, lore, scholarship, literary learning, historical and archaeological lore.
·noun The act of instructing; the result of thorough instruction; the state of being erudite or learned; the acquisitions gained by extensive reading or study; particularly, learning in literature or criticism, as distinct from the sciences; scholarship.


Thirty-nine Articles

The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion (commonly abbreviated as the Thirty-nine Articles or the XXXIX Articles), finalised in 1571, are the historically defining statements of doctrines and practices of the Church of England with respect to the controversies of the English Reformation. The Thirty-nine Articles form part of the Book of Common Prayer used by the Church of England, the U.S. Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church in North America among other denominations in the worldwide Anglican Communion and Anglican Continuum.

When Henry VIII broke with the Roman Catholic Church and was excommunicated, he began the reform of the Church of England, which would be headed by the monarch (himself), rather than the pope. At this point, he needed to determine what its doctrines and practices would be in relation to the Church of Rome and the new Protestant movements in continental Europe. A series of defining documents were written and replaced over a period of thirty years as the doctrinal and political situation changed from the excommunication of Henry VIII in 1533, to the excommunication of Elizabeth I in 1570. These positions began with the Ten Articles in 1536, and concluded with the finalisation of the Thirty-nine articles in 1571. The Thirty-nine articles ultimately served to define the doctrine of the Church of England as it related to Calvinist doctrine and Roman Catholic practice.

The articles went through at least five major revisions prior to their finalisation in 1571. The first attempt was the Ten Articles in 1536, which showed some slightly Protestant leanings – the result of an English desire for a political alliance with the German Lutheran princes. The next revision was the Six Articles in 1539 which swung away from all reformed positions, and then the King's Book in 1543, which re-established most of the earlier Roman Catholic doctrines. During the reign of Edward VI, Henry VIII's son, the Forty-two Articles were written under the direction of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1552. It was in this document that Calvinist thought reached the zenith of its influence in the English Church. These articles were never put into action, owing to Edward VI's death and the reversion of the English Church to Roman Catholicism under Henry VIII's elder daughter, Mary I.

Finally, upon the coronation of Elizabeth I and the re-establishment of the Church of England as separate from the Roman Catholic Church, the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion were initiated by the Convocation of 1563, under the direction of Matthew Parker, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Thirty-nine Articles were finalised in 1571, and incorporated into the Book of Common Prayer. Although not the end of the struggle between Catholic and Protestant monarchs and citizens, the book helped to standardise the English language, and was to have a lasting effect on religion in the United Kingdom and elsewhere through its wide use.

Pronunciation examples for erudition
1. the outlook and erudition comes out.
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2. I believe that erudition and knowledge
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3. Erudition plays much more of a role in this story
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4. Your erudition will do you nothing in America.
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5. So for Socrates erudition meant having all of these internally stored memories that were
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Examples of use of erudition
1. But he does not quite fill the «erudition and gravitas» requirement, according to party veterans.
2. It celebrates erudition as an aspiration that can and should ignore class boundaries.
3. ROUNDSMANSHIP: The art of distinguishing oneself from the gaggle with relentless displays of erudition.
4. As such she won a reputation for careful erudition and compassion.
5. His style is a mixture of erudition, zealotry and sarcastic humor, and he has traveled varied and contradictory paths.