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Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral 

The Quadrilateral was passed in a modified form as "Resolution II" of the Lambeth Conference of 1888. At Lambeth the four essential "parts" were termed "Articles." The introductory statement of purpose of the Chicago version of the Quadrilateral was deleted and replaced by a simple statement that the four Articles "supply a basis on which approach may be by God's blessing made towards Home Reunion. . . ." The Lambeth version states that the scriptures provide "the rule and ultimate standard of faith." The Lambeth text affirms the Nicene Creed as the "sufficient statement of the Christian faith" but also adds the "Apostles' Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol" to the creedal article of the Quadrilateral. The Lambeth version adds the statement that the dominical sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist were "instituted by Christ himself." The article concerning the historic episcopate was not changed at Lambeth. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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