For new readers or confused readers,
The title of this blog is a play on words from the early 19th century group known as the "Hackney Phalanx" which centered in Hackney, which is now a suburb of London.
The inspiration for this blog really is a personal quest which I have made public (as I take notes on everything I read, I thought it would be beneficial to other people to read my "notes" so to speak). I read Peter Nockle's, "The Oxford Movement in Context" and was fascinated by this subject of Anglo-Catholicism in comparison to . I have since collected books and articles to read about this subject, mostly for my own private enjoyment and to share with anyone who is interested in the subject.
Also note, that I do not "filter" anything I say or think about this (or any) subject. So, for instance, you might see something a few months ago which contradicts what something else I've written here. This is an intellectual curiosity of mine and I do want to make it clear that I am not a trained scholar in this field so please do not accept anything I write as fact. I encourage debate (and enjoy it), if you have a contrary opinion, please opine!
I really enjoy reading and discussing Anglican history and if you think I should write about something please send me an e-mail, I would love to learn more. Likewise, if you have a book suggestion or solely want to discuss something, please also send an e-mail.
"To know the past is to know the present"