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Brief History Of The Episcopal Chur -  Holmes

Brief History Of The Episcopal Chur

By: Holmes

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9781563380600

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Many denominations have faced serious identity crisis in recent years. Who are we? We do we exist? What is our mission given the radical political, social, and economic changes that have occurred in this century? What does it mean to be church in a pluralistic, postmodern world? In an effort to answer these and related questions, denominations have rediscovered their origins and redefined themselves and their mission in ways that are consistent with their history. Additional research into denominational histories and the rewriting of these histories has been of significant import in helping today's churches relate to their times. David L. Holmes has produced a relatively concise, highly literary 400-year history of the Episcopal Church, its successes and its failures. He has clearly tied this history to the Anglican Reformation that emerged from Henry VIII's break with Roman Catholicism (an appendix on the annulment of Henry VIII has been included for those who may be unfamiliar with what precipitated the crisis between Henry and the Roman Church). This book, then, provides a readable and accurate account of the beginnings of the Anglican Church in America at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, to the establishment of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America after the War of Independence, to the present day. Although only sixth in terms of numbers in the United States, David Holmes concludes, the denomination that first appeared in the colonies as the Church of England 400 years ago has become substantially Americanized. It may be second to none in the nation in terms of power and influence. All who are interested in American church history and in the influence of the Episcopal Church on American history will find David Holmes's account fascinating and helpful. David L. Holmes is Professor of American Religion and Church History at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Industry Reviews

"I would suggest that every bishop and every clerical and lay deputy to the General Convention read this book before arriving in Philadelphia in 1997. The size and price make this a book which belongs in every parish library and on the shelf of every Episcopalian interested in our story...highly recommended..." The Historiographer--Sanford Lakoff

The Anglican Reformationp. 1
The Episcopal Church in Colonial and Early National Americap. 19
The Growth of the Episcopal Churchp. 60
Church Life and Worshipp. 92
Social and Intellectual Challenges to World War Ip. 116
The Episcopal Church in the Twentieth Centuryp. 143
Appendix: Henry VIII's Quest for an Annulmentp. 179
Notesp. 199
Selected Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781563380600
ISBN-10: 1563380609
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: T&T CLARK PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.02  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1