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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

The author has granted permission for this online reproduction, which may be used for educational purposes only. He retains the copyright.

List of Abbreviations

Literature Review

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

Sources Consulted

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