Well, like Anglicanism, Lutheranism is an odd thing. It really declared itself different by changing its beliefs completely and into sola fide and sola scriptura, both I find absolutely not in accordance with my personal Anglican faith. We share common things, such as the Sacraments, Liturgy, and a similar theology. We don't base our Church on the teachings of any one particular reformer or saint, but Lutherans are centred on Martin Luther's teachings and theology. Another note: i have read some older Anglican books where they have taught that the Anglican Communion is an expression of some One-True-Church-ism (something I actually came to the Anglican Church as a refugee from that Roman exclusivism), and it would be sinful to become either a 'Papist [Roman Catholic] or a Dissenter and Heretic [basically the rest of Protestantism]'. XD In a Catechism "Why I Am An Anglican" made for teaching the Cree Nation (of which is veritably dumbed down... I blame the incompetent English teachers rather than some fairytale innate biological trait of the 'savages' to learn), there is a little blurb in how they wanted to teach Anglicanism to the peoples as unique from the rest of Christendom. Too bad there is no date! Here is an excerpt: (Those bloody schismatics: the Presbyterians, the United Church, Baptists and Pentecostals have left the Christian Church! XD And while the Roman Catholic religion has the true Faith, it has been sullied by the dross of the Papists! Only the Anglican Communion has kept the teachings of Christ and the Church!) So even back then, the Anglican Church of Canada did not really see itself in line with the the Mainline Protestant denominations, nor with the Roman Catholic one, but as its own entity.