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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.


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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.

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

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cara Meredith

    The only primer needed to understand the tradition I now call home.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    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 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 sacraments and describes its members as characterized as having open minds, the ability to tolerate ambiguity, and appreciating both beauty and nature. It goes on to outline the local and national organization of the denomination and its international relations with other Anglican churches.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joyce Carneal

    Jo's views Wishing to learn more about the Episcopalians I chose this book. It did not did disappoint. Very helpful and interesting read. Jo's views Wishing to learn more about the Episcopalians I chose this book. It did not did disappoint. Very helpful and interesting read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cathie

    A short (40 pages) introduction to the Episcopal church, its beliefs and organization. Helpful overview.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Greg Dill

    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 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 very ritualistic, liturgical, and traditional. Low church being very free and contemporary. And, the broad church which incorporates both the high church and low church methods. Overall, I am drawn to the Episcopalian Church, but it does seem heavily nationalistic. After all, it was formed (along with its Constitutions) at the EXACT same time the American republic was formed. It broke off from the Anglican (Church of England) in response to the American Revolution. Should not our allegiance be to King Jesus rather than President Washington or King Henry? Furthermore, the polity of the church seems very, well... polity. Heavy on church government, dioceses, parishes, bishops, and conventions. This can be a bit daunting to those of us who like room to breathe and the freedom to thrive outside the confines of the institutional church. Overall, the Episcopalian Church seems like a good fit for those of us who long for the ancient, but also want a bit of freedom. And, I recommend this short book for those who are searching for the right denominational fit, particularly to the Episcopalian Church.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cathryn Conroy

    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. 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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brian Ipock

    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. 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.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Holly Evanoski

    Excellent Great source of information for those curious about the Episcopalian way of life. Will highly recommend to others I know

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hannah C

    A succinct primer of Episcopal tradition and history.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Annielee

    Very Informative. Good for those new to the Episcopal church who want an overview of their beliefs and structure. A quick and enjoyable read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bcoghill Coghill

    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.

  12. 4 out of 5

    John

    This book provides a succinct overview and introduction for individuals interested in learning about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican ethos.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jude Morrissey

    Very short, but very thorough, introduction to the Episcopal church.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sandi Carter

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    ryan guffey

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    Amy D

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Rev. Ralph R. Warren, Jr.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shawna Atteberry

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandi Albom

  20. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Peters-Mathews

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tennille

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

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    cara

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    Emily

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    Mary

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gary Dillensnyder

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Erica

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alissabeth

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