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.
This accessible Q&A introduction to The Episcopal Church is expressly written for general inquiries, use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult study groups. It is written by two prolific authors and established and well-recognized church leaders.
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 a British-born priest of The Episcopal Church who was appointed as Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary in August 2007 and serves as Priest Associate at St. Pauls Church in Alexandria. He has a PhD from the University of Exeter in the U.K., where he focused on Christian Ethics. Other degrees include MLitt in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Cambridge and BD in Theology from the University of London. Before being called to VTS, Markham served as Dean and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, and at Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool Hope University, and University of Exeter in the U.K. He is the author and editor of numerous books.