The Measure of A Bishop:
The Episcopi Vagantes, Apostolic Succession, and the Legitimacy of the Anglican "Continuing Church" Movement.
By Eric A. Badertscher.
A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of Christian Thought in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Church History. September 1998
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List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction: Everyone Is Someone's Schismatic
Chapter 2. Background of the "Continuing Church" Movement
Chapter 3. The Biblical Witness to the Office of Bishop, and to the Work of God in General.
Chapter 4. Historical Overview of the Episcopi Vagantes and the Xorepiscopoi.
Chapter 5. Doctrines of Apostolic Succession
Chapter 6. The Irony of the Anglican Position Toward the Vagantes
Chapter 7. Conclusions.
1. A List of Some Autocephalous Churches
2. The Text of the "Affirmation of St. Louis"
3. Chronology of the "Continuing Church" Movement and Its Predecessors