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The Historical Position of the Episcopal Church
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The Historical Position of the Episcopal Church


Young Churchman Co. 1895

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What does the Episcopal Church claim to stand for? And how can its history help address modern challenges?

In this lecture given in 1894 at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, and again before the Chicago Episcopal Clericus, Hall speaks openly and honestly about differences and challenges in the Episcopal Church. He shows the church aims to preserve the covenant between God and humanity, preserve the revelation of God in history, and preserve church unity—in spite of controversy and division. In this volume, Hall reminds readers that God preserves the church despite insurmountable challenges, and the church plays an integral role in revealing God to the world.

Praise for the Print Edition

The author’s learning and wide reading are as conspicuous throughout the book as is his fidelity to the point of view…

Journal of Theological Studies

Dr. Hall is eminently qualified for the task he has undertaken…his style may be commended as a model of theological writing in English. It is clear, concise, direct, dignified, and elegant.

Irish Theological Quarterly

Product Details

  • Title: The Historical Position of the Episcopal Church
  • Author: Francis Joseph Hall
  • Series: Francis J. Hall Theology Collection
  • Publisher: The Young Churchman Co.
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 71

About Francis Joseph Hall

Francis Joseph Hall was a prominent Episcopal theologian in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was born in 1857 in Ashtabula, Ohio, and graduated from Racine College in 1882. He was ordained in 1886 and became professor of dogmatic theology at Western Seminary in Chicago, where he remained until 1913. Hall died in 1933.

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