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Many Parts, One Body How the Episcopal Church Works

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ISBN-10: 0898696402

ISBN-13: 9780898696400

Edition: 2010

Authors: James Dator, Jan Nunley

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The dioceses of San Joaquin, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, and Quincy recently voted to secede from the Episcopal Church. The bishop of Pittsburgh was recently deposed for abandonment of communion, with several other bishops removed from ministry in the Episcopal Church after declaring their alignment with other provinces of the Anglican Communion. The diocese of Virginia is in the midst of protracted legal battles with parishes seeking to leave with property, with Virginia lower courts issuing rulings reflecting minority interpretation of The Episcopal Church governance.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Rev. Jan Nunley is deputy for communication for the Episcopal Church.

Preface: The Future Has a Long Fuse
Preface to the Original Work
What Difference Does It Make?
The Controversy
Unitary, Federal, and Confederal Government Defined
Resolving the Controversy
The Constitution and Canons
The Church in America in 1776
Plans for Reconstituting the Church
Conventions to Reconstitute the Church
The Constitution of 1789
The Canons of 1789
How the Constitution Was Enacted
How the Constitution May Be Amended
Conclusions
Separation of Powers?
The Structure of General Convention
Overview
Who Are the Members?
Whom Do They Represent?
How Do They Vote?
Is General Convention Bicameral
Conclusions
Executive, Administrative, and Judicial Powers
What Are Bishops?
Bishops' Jurisdiction, Mission, Selection, and the General Church
The Presiding Bishop
The Executive Council
Finances
The Judicial System
Provinces, Dioceses, and the General Church
Provinces
Dioceses
May Dioceses Nullify or Secede?
The Church in the Confederate States
Admitting New Dioceses
Who Is a Member of the Church?
Summary and Conclusions
The Written Constitution
General Convention
Executive and Judiciary
Membership
Locus of Sovereignty
Final Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendix
Controversy Concerning the Source of Canon Law
The Ancient Canons Do Apply to the Episcopal Church
Hoffman's View
"The Ancient Canons"
Analogy to Common Law
Summary of Hoffman's Position
The Ancient Canons Do Not Apply to the Episcopal Church
Andrews's View
Opinion of Kevin and Brydon
The Importance of This Controversy
The Constitution of the Confederate Episcopal Church
The Official Draft of October 1861
The Accepted Constitution
The Reformed Episcopal Church
The Constitution of the Reformed Episcopal Church
Notes and Comments on the Church's Government
On the Name of the Church
On Church Parties
On Parish Government
On "Divided Votes" in the House of Deputies
On the Use of the Word "Mission"
Quotations Showing Conflicting Opinions Regarding the Meaning of the Constitution Enacted in 1789
Quotations Showing Conflicting Opinions Regarding the Extent of General Conventions Power
Official Church Acts Showing the Relationship of the Episcopal Church to the Church of England
Civil Court Cases Involving the Episcopal Church
On "Sovereignty"