A People Called Episcopalians

A Brief Introduction to Our Way of Life, Revised Edition

John H. Westerhoff with Sharon Ely Pearson

Oct/2014, 48 Pages, SADDLE STITCHED, 6.75 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819231888



Who are we as Episcopalians? This concise booklet explores five main areas of Episcopal life: identity, authority, spirituality, temperament, and polity. Offering a great introduction to the Episcopal way in readable prose for any newcomer or seeker in the Episcopal Church who may wonder what makes Episcopalians different than Roman Catholics or other Protestant denominations.

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John H. Westerhoff taught at numerous Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theological schools around the world, retiring in 1994 as the Professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Will Our Children Have Faith?, Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People, and A Pilgrim People. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sharon Ely Pearson, a lifelong Episcopalian, grew up when women werenot allowed to serve at the altar, but, at the age of 16, she became the first female acolyte in her parish as an acolyte (and one of the first in her diocese). With her husband, she continues as acolyte mentor and trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience as a Christian educator on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. You can follow her at www.rowsofsharon.com.

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