Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of Life, Revised Edition” as Want to Read:
A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of Life, Revised Edition
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of Life, Revised Edition

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  13 reviews
What are we as Episcopalians? This concise booklet explores five main areas of Episcopal life: identity, authority, spirituality, temperament, and polity. A great introduction to the Episcopal way of thinking in readable prose for any newcomer or seeker in the Episcopal Church who may wonder what makes Episcopalians different than Roman Catholics or other protestants.
Kindle Edition, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Morehouse Publishing (first published September 1st 2002)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A People Called Episcopalians, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A People Called Episcopalians

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.20  · 
Rating details
 ·  149 ratings  ·  13 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of Life, Revised Edition
Cara Meredith
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only primer needed to understand the tradition I now call home.
Bruce
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a brief introduction to the Episcopal Church in the United States. Included are its history and descent from the Church of England, the Anglican Scottish church, the Catholic Church, and back to the apostles of Jesus. The authors stress its role as a middle road (via media) between the Catholic and Protestant Churches and it authority of a “three-legged stool” of tradition, scripture, and reason, and its unifying principal in common prayer rather than in doctrine. It describes its sacram ...more
Joyce Carneal
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jo's views

Wishing to learn more about the Episcopalians I chose this book. It did not did disappoint. Very helpful and interesting read.
...more
Cathie
Mar 05, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
A short (40 pages) introduction to the Episcopal church, its beliefs and organization. Helpful overview.
Greg Dill
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good and brief introduction to the Episcopalian Church. I was particularly struck by the three tenets of the Episcopalian Church in regards to authority, known as the three-legged stool: Scripture, tradition, and reason. I also like their view on the middle way (via medi) meaning between the Catholic Church and the Protestant Church, a happy medium if you will. Finally, I was drawn to the several ways the Episcopalian Church does church: high church, low church, broad church. High church being ...more
Cathryn Conroy
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a lifelong Episcopalian, but that doesn't mean I know everything there is to know about this wonderfully diverse church. I read this book because I am part of a welcome class for newcomers at St. Anne's. And this is what I learned that I never knew before: The Episcopal Church, despite its official name of The Protestant Episcopal Church, is not Protestant. Of course, we are not Roman Catholic or Orthodox either. We Anglicans are out there on our own. ...more
Brian Ipock
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anglican
Great little book explaining the Episcopal Church's beliefs and positions on several key factors. It's a great introduction as to what makes this Christian Community unique among the other branches of the Christian tree. ...more
Holly Evanoski
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent

Great source of information for those curious about the Episcopalian way of life. Will highly recommend to others I know
Hannah C
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
A succinct primer of Episcopal tradition and history.
Annielee
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very Informative.

Good for those new to the Episcopal church who want an overview of their beliefs and structure. A quick and enjoyable read.
Bcoghill Coghill
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
We use this book as a primer for people who want to get more involved in the Episcopal Church. It is good in it self but also a good jumping off point.
John
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
This book provides a succinct overview and introduction for individuals interested in learning about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican ethos.
Jude Morrissey
Very short, but very thorough, introduction to the Episcopal church.
Sandi Carter
rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2013
ryan guffey
rated it it was amazing
Jan 31, 2016
Amy D
rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2017
Shawna Atteberry
rated it it was amazing
Jan 21, 2019
Sandi Albom
rated it really liked it
Apr 24, 2020
Joseph Peters-Mathews
rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2018
Tennille
rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2016
Sarah
rated it it was amazing
Sep 04, 2012
Laura
rated it it was amazing
Oct 13, 2016
cara
rated it liked it
Mar 04, 2021
Emily
rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2016
Mary
rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2013
Gary Dillensnyder
rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2015
Nancy
rated it really liked it
Apr 30, 2015
Erica
rated it liked it
Dec 29, 2020
Alissabeth
rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Amelia Unabridged
  • Sing Me Forgotten
  • Before the Ever After
  • Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices
  • Firekeeper's Daughter
  • Love in English
  • Invite Welcome Connect: Stories & Tools to Transform Your Church
  • How We Fight For Our Lives
  • The Jane Austen Project
  • Prom Theory
  • Of Women and Salt
  • Mostly Dead Things
  • The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura, #2)
  • Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
  • Poppy and Rye
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers
  • The Resurrectionist
  • Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
See similar books…

Related Articles

It's June, which means it's time to celebrate Pride month in honor of the LGBTQ+ community! This year, we wanted to highlight the...
256 likes · 47 comments
“Those who created the structure of the Episcopal Church were, in many cases, the same individuals who had framed and adopted the Constitution of the United States only a few years earlier, so it is not surprising that our structure is very similar.” 1 likes
“Hooker argued that while the Scriptures are to be our primary source of authority, they are not to be isolated from reason and tradition. Why? Because God communicated his revelation as contained in the Scriptures in a manner sensitive to the specific needs of a specific group in a specific time in history and, therefore, intended that they be interpreted to make sense to a different people in a different time. God’s revelation was, therefore, to be both inside and outside of the Scriptures, guarded and guided by the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures are intended, Hooker asserted, to be a living word and not a collection of dead letters. That is, the Scriptures (and tradition) are not self-explanatory but require the use of reason to determine their meaning. Reason, of course, is not autonomous or individualistic. Nor are there three different authorities. Rather, there is a single authority composed of three intersecting sources: the Scriptures being the normative authoritative source; reason and tradition being necessary interpretive authoritative sources.” 0 likes
More quotes…