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For the Union of Evangelical Christendom: The Irony of the Reformed Episcopalians

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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
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Published June 2nd 2005 by Penn State University Press (first published January 1st 1994)
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Steven Wedgeworth
Oct 26, 2013 Steven Wedgeworth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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May 01, 2015 Roy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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At one time I had considered seeking to be a minister in the REC. Given their current direction, and the history contained herein, I'm glad I didn't got that way.
Chris Schutte
Mar 05, 2016 Chris Schutte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly researched narrative of the birth and development of the REC. Much insight on the little-known history of Evangelicals within The Episcopal Church.
Ryan
Aug 05, 2013 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good scholarship and a well written book of Church History.
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Allen Carl Guelzo (born 1953) is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he serves as Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program.
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