Chapter I. The Religious Background
Chapter II. The National Organization of the American Church
Chapter III. A Century of Growth and Development
Chapter IV. The American Prayer Book
Chapter V. The Organisation and Law of the American Church
Chapter VI. Specific Problems
Chapter VII. Methods of Theological Education
Chapter VIII. The Inner Life of the American Church
TO THE CLERGY OF
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE, KENNINGTON
WHOSE FRIENDSHIP UNDER THREE VICARS
THE AUTHOR HAS ENJOYED
THIS BOOK IS INSCRIBED
THE scope of this book is limited to the presentation of the history of the American Church in those aspects which help towards an understanding of its peculiar problems and local and national environment. The Catholic Church is one and the same everywhere. The life of the Catholic Church at different periods and among various nationalities and political circumstances emphasises certain related features. The drawing together during the war of allied nations has deepened or created a desire on the part of the Church among such nations to understand better the characteristics which underlie the Christian presentation of the Church. This volume is intended to be a contribution to such fuller appreciation and understanding, rather than a detailed history of the American Church, written primarily for American Churchmen.
THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,
NEW YORK CITY, EVE OF ST. LUKE'S DAY, 1918.