Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers

Exploring Christian Faith

Ian S. Markham & C. K. Robertson

Mar/2014, 112 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819223098



• An accessible Q&A introduction to the Episcopal Church

• Use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult
study groups

• Written by two established and well-recognized figures in the Episcopal Church

Everybody enjoys a simple Q&A: it provides a quick, easy, and non-threatening way to learn—perfect for today’s busy lifestyle. Yet, with Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers, we’re also dealing with some of the most central and compelling elements of the faith.

Sample questions of the new work include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why do Episcopalians practice infant baptism? Why does God permit evil and suffering? What are the sacraments of the Episcopal Church? Is it acceptable for a Bishop to question the Virgin Birth? Why is the Prayer Book so important to Episcopalians? What is the relationship between the Prayer Book and the Bible? What is the Anglican Communion? How did the Episcopal Church come to be? How are decisions made in the Episcopal Church?

Ian S. Markham, is Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. He has held positions at institutions of higher learning in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including the University of Exeter, from which he received his doctoral degree. He also holds a Master of Letters in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Divinity in Theology from the University of London. Markham serves as priest associate at St. Paul’s Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and is married to Lesley Markham; they have one son, Luke.

C. K. Robertson, PhD, DD is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary. His books include Transforming Stewardship, Conversations with Scripture: Acts of the Apostles, and the DVD series, Hazardous Saints, all via Church Publishing. He earned the PhD from the University of Durham, Durham, England.

“Insightful and helpful introduction to the Episcopal ethos—who are those strange folks, why do they think the way(s) they do, and act the way they do—in church and in the world? Even the cradle-born will learn something in these pages, and all will find fodder for reflection and motivation in the questions that follow each section.”

—Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church


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