The Episcopal Story: Birth and Rebirth

Church's Teachings for a Changing World: Volume 2

Thomas Ferguson

Oct/2015, 112 Pages, PAPER, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9780819232212



The New Church’s Teaching series has been one of the most recognizable and useful book series in The Episcopal Church. With the launch of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders have teamed up to revitalize the classic resource with fresh new voices and style, concise, and clear enough for newcomers, yet grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders.

In this second volume, seminary dean and popular blogger Thomas Ferguson traces the history of Christianity, with a special focus on the rise of the Anglican Communion and the birth and continual rebirth of The Episcopal Church. Explores how we got here and where we might be going.

Read the first chapter of The Episcopal Story.

Download the study guide for The Episcopal Story.

Thomas Ferguson is the Dean of Bexley Hall, part of the Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Federation. A scholar and practitioner, he holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and has served congregations in Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has also worked as the Episcopal Church's Officer for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

“Buckle up for an accessible and comprehensive ride through the history of Christianity in just over 100 pages. Tom Ferguson takes us from the earthly ministry of Jesus to the election of Gene Robinson, demonstrating along the way that our diverse, global church has changed again and again over many centuries and is, happily, changing still.”
- The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the Episcopal House of Deputies

With his background in history, Orthodoxy, ecumenism, and contemporary Episcopal politics, Dean Ferguson writes a sweeping, fair-minded, and lively history of Christianity in the Episcopal key. This is a superb and accessible narrative for anyone who needs a roadmap or a refresher to live forward as a faithful Christian.
- Rebecca Lyman, Professor Emerita of History, Church Divinity School of the Pacific

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