Revolutionary Anglicanism

The Colonial Church of England Clergy During the American Revolution
Author(s): 
Rhoden, Nancy L.
ISBN: 
0333724879
Date published: 
April 1999
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
224

This study describes the diverse experiences and political opinions of the colonial Anglican clergy during the American Revolution. As an intercolonial study, it depicts regional variations, but also the full range of ministerial responses including loyalism, neutrality, and patriotism. Rhoden explores the extraordinary dilemmas which tested these members of the King's church, from the 1760s controversy over a proposed episcopate to the 1780s formation of the Episcopal Church, and thoroughly demonstrates the impact of the Revolution on their lives and their church.