This an excerpt from the book written by a man I regarded as my friend, and whom I looked up to as a teacher for both his wisdom and learning. What follows is from the introduction to An Outline of an Anglican Life by Rev. Dr. Louis Tarsitano. He was a priest, and also served as an Associate Editor of Touchstone, A Journal of Mere Christianity. At one time Lou+ was the only true Anglican via media priest in the whole CC with any public profile.
The Anglican Church does not "own" the Middle Way to Christ; but we maintain it for his honor and for the sake of salvation. We are a mission, not only to the world, but to the rest of the Church: not that all men should imitate us and be ours, but that all mankind should imitate Christ and be his. We can take no pride in this, since all we offer, all we stand for, is the catholic Faith of the Bible, the Apostles, and the Undivided Church, and the evangelical zeal of the Great Commission to teach all nations. These are God's gifts, and not our own.
I certainly have no right to speak for the rest of Anglicanism, nor do I intend or claim to. What follows is simply one Anglican priest's understanding of the outline of our Anglican heritage. I have included a number of Biblical warrants and backgrounds for our teaching and practice, in the hope that "our own" will understand the Scriptural basis of what we do and believe, and that the "stranger" who may read these pages, however devoted to his own branch of Christ's Church, will recognize us as his brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. Then, there will be no strangers.