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WHAT EPISCOPALIANS BELIEVE: AN INTRODUCTION by SAMUEL WELLS
DescriptionSAMUEL WELLS Episcopalian identity tends to focus on history and worship, and sometimes on ethics but "cradle" and new Episcopalians plus seekers will benefit from having a brief, accessible summary of the Christian faith as seen through an Episcopalian lens. There are two underlying convictions behind the book: first, that ecumenism is at the heart of the Episcopal faith. Episcopalians are well placed to offer themselves as a place of convergence between Roman Catholics and Protestants, and even between Roman Catholics and the Orthodox. Secondly, in the current conflicts both within the Episcopal Church and between the Episcopal Church and some of its Anglican Communion partners, there is no fundamental difference in doctrine. The book is an attempt to portray what all parties have in common. The book comes in four parts: The Faith Sources of the Faith The Order of the Faith The Character of the Faith Paperback 112 pages Samuel Wells is Dean of Duke University Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School, a position he's held since 2005. He previously served Church of England parishes in Newcastle, Cambridge, and Norwich. His books include Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics; God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics; and Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection, selected by the Archbishop of Canterbury as his recommended Book for Lent in 2007.