With more than 3,000 clearly written entries, this book will be a handy, quick, general reference for Episcopalians, both lay and ordained. It includes material specific to the Episcopal Church and its history and polity, liturgy and theology, as well as subjects relevant to the whole church. Entries range from Aaronic Benediction to Zwingli.
Paperback 578 pages
Ever wonder what a Proper is? An Ostensorium? What does Kerygma mean? What in heaven's name is Patripassianism? What does it mean to be "Custodian" of the Book of Common Prayer? And who was Davis Pendleton Oakerhater? You'll find the answers to these and many, many more questions in this wonderfully comprehensive reference guide. This thoroughly researched, highly readable resource contains more than 3,000 clearly written entries about the history, structure, liturgy, and theology of the Episcopal Church--and the larger Christian church worldwide.
Don S. Arnentrout is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and professor of church history and historical theology at the School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Robert Boak Slocum is a priest in the Episcopal Church and a lecturer in the Department of Theology at Marquette, University, Milwaukee.