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"Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers: Exploring Christian Faith" is released

3/4/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Curtis Prather
Tel: 703-461-1782
Email: cprather@vts.edu

Alexandria, VA – Today, Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) announces the release of Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers: Exploring Christian Faith (Morehouse Publishing). The book is written by the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of VTS, and C. K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Written by two established and well-recognized figures in the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers is an accessible Q&A introduction to the Episcopal Church that is perfect to use with new members, as a confirmation resource, and in youth and adult study groups.

“Insightful and helpful introduction to the Episcopal ethos—who are those strange folks, why do they think the way(s) they do, and act the way they do—in church and in the world? Even the cradle-born will learn something in these pages, and all will find fodder for reflection and motivation in the questions that follow each section.” —Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers tackles some of the most central and compelling elements of the faith, including: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why do Episcopalians practice infant baptism? Why does God permit evil and suffering? What are the sacraments of the Episcopal Church? Is it acceptable for a bishop to question the Virgin Birth? Why is the Prayer Book so important to Episcopalians? What is the relationship between the Prayer Book and the Bible? What is the Anglican Communion? How did the Episcopal Church come to be? How are decisions made in the Episcopal Church?

Markham recently edited The Student’s Companion to the Theologians (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and he is the author of Against Atheism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) among other works. He is the co-editor for The Companion to the Anglican Communion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Christ and Culture: Communion After Lambeth (Canterbury Press/Church Publishing, 2010).

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Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women, representing more than 42 different dioceses and five different countries, for service in the Church, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Visit us online at www.vts.edu.