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"Dr. Lewis has written an excellent, comprehensive study of the history of black Episcopalians. This is an inspiring yet sobering analysis of the efforts of black Christians to find a spiritual home within the Episcopal Church. I hope it will be read widely throughout our denomination."
The Episcopal Church was the first in the American colonies to baptize blacks, to ordain black ministers, and to establish an African American congregation. Yet membership by blacks in the Episcopal Church has always been viewed as an anomaly. Yet With a Steady Beat argues that blacks have remained in the Episcopal Church because they have recognized it as a catholic and therefore inclusive institution.