For the Union of Evangelical Christendom: The Irony of the Reformed Episcopalians
American Episcopalians have long prided themselves on their love of consensus and their position as the church of American elites. They have, in the process, often forgotten that during the nineteenth century their church was racked by a divisive struggle that threatened to tear apart the very fabric of the Episcopal Church. On one side of this struggle was a powerful and...more
Published June 2nd 2005 by Penn State University Press
(first published January 1st 1994)
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This was a very helpful and entertaining read, especially given the confines of denominational history. There are some sections where the reader might choose to "skim," as they deal with the minutia of Episcopal polity and aesthetics. But considered in its larger respect, as a history of Evangelical Episcopalianism in America, there's really nothing better. Dr. Guelzo also gives a compelling explanation for the rise of both Anglo-Catholicism and Reformed Episcopalianism as aspects of the Victori...more