A Tale of Two Churches: The Ecclesiologies of The Episcopal Church and the Church of England Compared

  title={A Tale of Two Churches: The Ecclesiologies of The Episcopal Church and the Church of England Compared},
  author={Colin Podmore},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={124 - 154}
  • C. Podmore
  • Published 3 December 2007
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
This article compares key aspects of the ecclesiologies of The Episcopal Church and the Church of England. First, it examines and contrasts the underlying logic of their structures and the relationships between their constituent parts (General Synod/General Convention, diocese, parish/congregation). Against this background, it then looks at the place of bishops in the ecclesiologies of the two churches (in relation to clergy and parishes, in relation to diocesan synods/conventions and standing… 
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