The official Christian church of England, and mother church of Anglicanism

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Why are Protestants from the Church of England allowed to divorce?

Since Paul said that divorce is forbidden, and Paul's letters are to be taken as word of God, why do some Protestant churches (Church of England for example) permit divorce?
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What is the role of the British monarch?

What role does the British monarch play as leader of the Church of England? Furthermore, how has this role changed over time?
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According to the Church of England, if humans have free will, why do we ask for things in prayer?

How does the Church of England reconcile these three things, which seem at odds with each other: The bible tells us to ask for things in prayer (ask for what we want / ask for bad things not to ...
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Can a Catholic priest take Anglican services?

I was having a discussion with someone and I said that if a Catholic priest took a Protestant service, it would not be bona fide Protestant service. They replied that Catholic priests can become ...
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To what degree does the Church of England consider the Genesis creation account to be metaphoric?

Does the Church of England generally consider the Genesis creation account (first couple of chapters) more metaphor than literal history?
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In the Church of England, can one accept communion without being confimed?

If someone is baptised as a child, but never confirmed, can such a person receive communion? I'd like the viewpoint of the Church of England.
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Why shouldn't the UK have women bishops?

Just last week in the UK, the Church of England voted on the concept of having women bishops (who would then be eligible for appointment to the House of Lords, but that's not relevant.) They voted ...
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Christening - what exactly does a Godparent have to promise to do / be?

I have been asked to be a godparent to my nephew. However, I'm not a Christian. In a Church of England ceremony, what exactly is asked of the godparents?
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Was the account of eating forbidden fruit a metaphor?

What is the established church's (Church of England's) view on the theology of the eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil as being a metaphor for the act of questioning God's ...
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How soon after the passing of the act of supremacy in 1532 did the public begin to see changes to the liturgy and sacraments of the Church of England? [closed]

Henry VIII enacted the Act of Supremacy in 1534, thereby making the monarch the head of the now established Church of England. In this new church, who were the priests? Did all of the priests of the ...