THE CONTINUING ANGLICAN MOVEMENT is made up of those who strive to “continue” in the way of traditional Anglicanism, which many feel the American Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada have abandoned in their Prayer Book reforms, policies regarding the ordination of women, the full inclusion of gays and lesbians, and other issues. This is the only full-length history of the Continuing Anglican movement in the United States and Canada, an engaging, fascinating, and often painful ecclesial saga—available once again in a new edition from the Apocryphile Press.
“A solid piece of scholarship on a difficult and timely topic….” —Anglican and Episcopal History
“…Brings out some of the underlying problems that eventually splintered the movement. It’s a good read….” —US Anglican
“…This is not a dry history but is a very easily read work and quite enjoyable in the way that personalities are brought to light. [Bess] highlights not only the problems with the PECUSA but also the later problems caused by the struggle within the continuing bodies as to form, practice, and other perceived obstacles…. What he presents is sufficient to cause all to re-think what has transpired. If enough people read this book and realize the true problems involved, perhaps the train can be put back on the track.” —Ecce Veritas
“…Not for the faint of heart…. The fundamental question this work raises is whether the Anglicans who are committed to traditional Catholicity, and those who are committed to a more ‘congregational’ or reformed faith, can ultimately move forward as a faithful, viable, and forceful witness in one body….” —The Trinitarian