A Dictionary for Episcopalians

A Dictionary for Episcopalians

by John N. Wall
     
 

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This illustrated dictionary for the Episcopal Church is an essential reference to its terminology, worship, structure, and polity. Originally intended as a resource for new members and confirmands in the Episcopal Church, since it was first published in 1985 the dictionary has become increasingly popular with clergy, vestries, and other lay ministers and leaders.

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This illustrated dictionary for the Episcopal Church is an essential reference to its terminology, worship, structure, and polity. Originally intended as a resource for new members and confirmands in the Episcopal Church, since it was first published in 1985 the dictionary has become increasingly popular with clergy, vestries, and other lay ministers and leaders. This entirely new edition has been expanded, revised, and updated to include new terms that have come into use since it was first published, as the language Episcopalians use to describe their faith, worship, and common life continues to evolve. A Dictionary for Episcopalians is an ideal reference book for new members, seminarians, clergy, confirmation and inquirers’ classes, altar guilds, church school teachers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the Episcopal Church. With illustrations and a pronunciation guide, it is a useful addition to every parish library and sacristy.

Editorial Reviews

Resource Center In New York
A Dictionary for Episcopalians is the ideal (yes, ideal) reference book for new members, confirmation and inquirers’ classes, altar guilds, and church school teachers. It is well-written. . . . A staff pick. the website of the Episcopal Book
Resources Hotline
This helpful guide offers definitions and instruction around common liturgical, biblical and instructional terms, and also guides the reader through the maze we call the church.
The Living Church
A ‘revised, expanded, updated’ edition of the handy, illustrated reference for Episcopalians or those interested in things Episcopal. . . . One of those ‘should be in every library’ books.
The Southwestern Episcopalian
This dictionary makes an excellent confirmation present and every church office should have a copy. One can browse in this book, picking it up from time to time, expecting to learn something new each time. Enjoy the clean layout which matches the cleanly written sentences.
John H. Westerhoff III
An easy-to-read beginner’s descriptive guide to the sometimes strange world of ecclesial language . . . should be helpful to both new and lifelong Episcopalians.
John E. Booty
I heartily recommend John Wall’s Dictionary. . . . It is well-written, and considerate of differing positions and points of view . . . should be in use in every parish.
Internet Bookwatch
A Dictionary For Episcopalians is a core and essential reference to the language of the Episcopal Church. This newest edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include new terms that have come into common usage since it was first published in 1985. The language Episcopalians use to describe their Christian faith, worship, and common life is a living thing that continues to expand and evolve within the Episcopalian community of faith. An ideal reference book for new members, A Dictionary For Episcopalians is highly recommended for use by seminarians, clergy, lay leaders, confirmation and inquirers' classes, altar guilds, and church school teachers. A Dictionary For Episcopalians is a welcome and practical addition to personal, clerical, parish library and sacristry collections.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561011780
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,253,516
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.35(d)

What People are saying about this

John H. Westerhoff III
An easy-to-read beginner’s descriptive guide to the sometimes strange world of ecclesial language . . . should be helpful to both new and lifelong Episcopalians.
John E. Booty
"I heartily recommend John Wall's Dictionary....It is well-written, and considerate of differing positions and points of view...should be in use in every parish."

Meet the Author

JOHN H. WALL is Professor of English at North Carolina State University and priest associate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh,North Carolina PHILIPPA J. ANDERSON is an art and art history teacher at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia.

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