By Christopher Craig Brittain

ISBN-10: 0567658457

ISBN-13: 9780567658456

ISBN-10: 0567682080

ISBN-13: 9780567682086

Christopher Craig Brittain deals a wide-ranging exam of particular occasions in the Episcopal Church (TEC) through drawing upon an research of theological debates in the church, box interviews in church congregations, and sociological literature on church clash. The dialogue demonstrates that interpretations describing the placement in TEC as a Culture struggle between Liberals and Conservatives are deeply mistaken. furthermore, the ebook indicates that the splits which are happening in the nationwide church aren't lots schisms within the technical sociological feel, yet are extra appropriately defined as a familial divorce, with the entire ongoing messy entwinement that this time period inspires.

The interpretation of the dispute provided by way of the booklet additionally counters favorite debts provided by means of leaders in the Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, has portrayed a few competitors of her theological positions and her method of moral matters as being 'fundamentalist', whereas different 'Progressives' liken their rivals to the Tea get together movement.

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