THE EPISCOPALIAN WAY OF LIFE by W. Norman Pittenger

THE EPISCOPALIAN WAY OF LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one of a series of books whose intention it is to describe the way of life characteristic of American Christian bodies. The choice of Professor Pittenger, of the faculty of the Episcopal General Theological Seminary, New York, is a happy one for he has a facile and entertaining way of writing about theological subjects in words and symbols that the average layman can understand. He has written many other books in the field of Christian apologetics which have commanded a wide reading, among them The Historic Faith and the Changing World. The Christian View of Sexual Behavior, Rethinking the Christian Message. He writes now to show from the inside what it feels like to be an Episcopalian now, in the present scene and in the present situation. Historical detail, administrative method, and origins of worship are not here his concern. He has succeeded in producing as admirable book for all who are curious as to what makes an Episcopalian ""tick"" the way he does, both inside and outside the Episcopal Communion. Anglicanism (Episcopalianism) he makes clear, is conservative and liberal, Catholic, modernist and Evangelical. There should be many who would like to know how any man or any church can be all of these at the same time. Dr. Pittenger makes a persuasive case for this ""special genius of Anglicanism"".

Publisher: Prentice-Hall