A Plague on Both Their Houses: Liberal vs. Conservative by Christopher Craig Brittain

By Christopher Craig Brittain

Christopher Craig Brittain bargains a wide-ranging exam of particular occasions in the Episcopal Church (TEC) by way of drawing upon an research of theological debates in the church, box interviews in church congregations, and sociological literature on church clash. The dialogue demonstrates that interpretations describing the placement in TEC as a Culture warfare between Liberals and Conservatives are deeply mistaken. additionally, the publication exhibits that the splits which are taking place in the nationwide church aren't loads schisms within the technical sociological experience, yet are extra competently defined as a familial divorce, with the entire ongoing messy entwinement that this time period inspires.

The interpretation of the dispute provided by means of the publication additionally counters fashionable bills provided by means of leaders in the Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, has portrayed a few competitors of her theological positions and her method of moral concerns as being 'fundamentalist', whereas different 'Progressives' liken their competitors to the Tea get together movement.

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