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In this concise historical narrative, author David L. Holmes provides a great summation of a key piece of American religious history, highlighting the account of the emergence of Episcopal from the Protestant reforms and Catholic Rome. A readable and engaging book on the Episcopal Church. Unlike so many histories of religious denominations, which are typically superficial and celebratory, this one presents its subject 'warts and all'.
A readable and accurate account of the beginnings of the Anglican Church in America at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, to the establishment of the Protestant Church in America after the War of Independence to the present day. All who are interested in american church history and in the influence of the Episcopal Church on American history will find Holmes' book most enlightening.