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by Robert W. Prichard

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Author:
Robert W. Prichard
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978-0819218285
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0819218286
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Morehouse Publishing; Revised edition (August 1, 1999)
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The back cover of Prichard's History correctly says that "many people today are looking for a history of the Episcopal Church that is brief .

The back cover of Prichard's History correctly says that "many people today are looking for a history of the Episcopal Church that is brief, comprehensive, easy to read, and inclusive. But the book lacks all of these qualities except possibly the first (depending on whether you consider a 300+ page book "brief").

This new chapter pays special attention to the Church's renewal efforts, Presiding Bishop Browning's time in office, the issue of homosexuality, changing leadership dynamics, liturgical change, and Lambeth 1998.

For church historians, seminarians, and those who have interest in the past, present, and future developments within the Episcopal and broader religious landscape.

Robert W. Prichard first taught at Virginia Theological Seminary as an adjunct faculty member in 1980, joining the faculty full-time in 1983

Robert W. Prichard first taught at Virginia Theological Seminary as an adjunct faculty member in 1980, joining the faculty full-time in 1983. He is currently the Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor of Christianity in America and Instructor in Liturgy at VTS. He obtained his P. in church history at Emory University in Atlanta, where he focused on theological discourse in the 19th Century Episcopal Church. He previously earned an . iv. at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and an .

This revised and expanded version of Robert Pritchard's A History of the Episcopal Church is our first . Prichard covers roughly 430 years of church history in as many pages, and the book is bursting at the seams

This revised and expanded version of Robert Pritchard's A History of the Episcopal Church is our first comprehensive history in the new millennium. Every chapter incorporates twenty-first century scholarship, much of it new material addressing the role of minorities (Native Americans, African Americans, women, GLBT folk) in the relevant time periods. Prichard covers roughly 430 years of church history in as many pages, and the book is bursting at the seams.

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This volume will be of interest to church historians, seminarians, and those who have interest in the past, present, and future developments within the Episcopal and broader religious landscape.

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This insightful, all-encompassing chronicle spanning 400 years traces the fascinating rise of the Episcopal Church, founded in an age of fragmentation and molded by the powerful movements of American history: the Great Awakening; the American Revolution; the Civil War; two World Wars and the Depression; and the social upheavals of the post World War II years.

This revised edition of the now-classic text on the Episcopal Church brings the story up-to-date with a new chapter on the 1990’s. This new chapter pays special attention to the Church’s renewal efforts, Presiding Bishop Browning’s time in office, the issue of homosexuality, changing leadership dynamics, liturgical change, and Lambeth 1998.

  • I ordered this book on recommendation of my priest on the history of the Anglican Church in America. I have read a few historically oriented books lately, and I have to say that unlike the others this is a little more in-depth. Prichard breaks the history of the Church up into decades rather than larger movements, which is much more manageable and flows smoothly from one era into another. Other books instead try to focus on specific events like wars and revivals, so you end up with a lot of overlap in Church teaching and thought. This method moves much more chronologically and allows the author to dive deeper into each time period without being overload.

  • A thoughtful and well written history that is a good resource for the layperson. The author makes no attempt to hide the on-going internal disagreements in the church while at the same time reveals a church that has been constantly seeking new visions and new truths in the worship of God. The book also tells of the outside influences that impacted the church throughout its history while revealing the zeal and fortitude of pioneers who spread the mission of the church across the American continent.

  • Love it!

  • Oh my. The back cover of Prichard's *History* correctly says that "many people today are looking for a history of the Episcopal Church that is brief, comprehensive, easy to read, and inclusive." But the book lacks all of these qualities except possibly the first (depending on whether you consider a 300+ page book "brief").
    To his credit, Prichard does try to cover the history of the church in America, taking us from the first years of colonization up to the election of Frank Griswold as Presiding Bishop. This is a formidable task, and Prichard is to be commended for giving it a go.
    Having said that, however, three things about the book are troublesome. First, I'm afraid that it's written in the dryest style imaginable, bringing back unpleasant memories of standardized textbooks struggled through in high school.
    Second, it's more of a rather breathless compendium than an integrated history. By that, I mean that the approach is rather positivistic: history is presented as little more than one fact after another arranged in chronological fashion. There's very little attempt to weave these facts into a broader context or to show interrelations between them. As a consequence, the social context of the church is all but ignored. Instead, Prichard focuses ad tedium on the institutional development of the church. This is obvious an important part of its history. But how informative or fruitful for the general layreader is a history of General Convention?
    Finally, Prichard never makes any systematic effort to tie together theology and history. He focuses exclusively on the institutional church but ignores its spiritual progression. As a consequence, the account seems, at best, lopsided. To give but one example: on pp. 188-89 Prichard writes of William Porcher DuBose, arguably the greatest episcopalian theologian of the 19th century. But he mentions him primarily in reference to an historical debate about church structure, and throws in only a one-line aside about DuBose's incarnationalist theology. This refusal to weave spiritual and institutional history renders Prichard's work rather soulless, if I may use that word in this context.
    The book is worthwhile as a quick reference for dates and events. But I'm afraid that a popular history of the Episcopal Church still remains to be written.

  • The author's objective, 500 years of history in a single bound volume, is formidable; reading it is not. Through this prism, the reader can finally make sense of much of English political/military/religious history and clearly see the motivations of America's founding fathers. Their collective genius in crafting a form of government that would: promote, not parasitically paralyze commerce; promote, not oppress, free exercise of religious participation; promote adaptation to the dynamic evolution of American culture and society radiates from these pages. A must read for any alert American citizen.

  • It gave an excellent review of the history of the church. At the beginning of time for the church in the U. S it was strongest in Virginia
    where the main office was always located, but it was also very strong in Maryland.
    The book is very enjoyable and relaxing to read and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Sincerely,

    David Diamond

  • Purchased this book as a gift for newly confirmed. Great gift for new Episcopalians!

  • This is a good overall history of the church up to the 21st century. I chose it because it was on a reading list from my rector.