Episcopal split tests faith and law

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Title: Episcopal split tests faith and law
Author: McCaffrey, Kiera Maureen
Abstract: Upset with what they say is the increasingly heterodox stance the national leadership of The Episcopal Church , Episcopalians in Texas and throughout the country are leaving their denomination and aligning under Anglican bishops . In a last -grasp effort to hold on to property and assert control over an often dissident flock , the leadership of The Episcopal Church is arguing Canon law in the unlikeliest of places : the secular courtroom . As parishes and even whole dioceses country break free of the hierarchy and declare themselves independent from the national church , two lawsuits in Texas are raising the stakes and asking the government not just to intervene in land disputes , but to go further and determine the organizational structure of the faith .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1254
Date: 2010-11-24


Episcopal split tests faith and law. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1254 .

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