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Theology of the Episcopal Church (02:01)


Central to Episcopalian beliefs are that Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God; he died and was resurrected from the dead; and Jesus provides the way of eternal life for those who believe.

God's Engagement in Human Life (03:46)

God is engaged in human life. Right Reverend Chester L. Talton discusses his introduction to the Episcopalian Church and how the church engages in the world itself by helping the poor and needy.

Episcopalian Church and Social Issues (04:19)

The Church in the 1960s and 1970s took a stand on social issues. Today there are conflicts within the Church over sexuality, marriage, and the ordination of women.

Worship Service and Cathedral Interior (03:06)

Reverend Canon Joanna Satorius of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul tours viewers through the cathedral. Episcopalians would find worship services in all Anglican churches similar in order and format.

History of Episcopal Church in America (02:27)

In America, the Episcopal religion came over with some of the earliest settlers. The Church was organized shortly after the American Revolution when it was forced to break with the Church of England on penalty of treason.

Chief Officer of Episcopal Church (02:59)

The word 'Episcopal' means 'being governed by bishops.' The Presiding Bishop is elected from and by the House of Bishops and confirmed by the House of Deputies. The Bishop Suffragan is a full-time assistant to a diocesan bishop.

Bishop: On Faith and Good and Evil (03:49)

Right Reverend Chester L. Talton discusses the times he has doubted his faith and how he healed through those experiences.

Faith and the Real World (02:09)

Right Reverend Chester L. Talton asserts that despite all evidence to the contrary, this world is God's world. Ultimately, good will triumph over evil.

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The Episcopal Church

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In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about the Episcopal Church with the Right Reverend Chester L. Talton, Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles. Topics of discussion include the birth of the Episcopal Church in America, the theological focal point of the religion, the roles of the Presiding Bishop and Bishop Suffragans, the relationship between the Episcopal and Anglican Churches, and the Episcopal Church’s stance on the ordination of women and gays and the sanctification of same-sex unions. In addition, the Reverend Canon Joanna Satorius of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, in Los Angeles, California, tours viewers through the Cathedral. (27 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL39037

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9641-5

Copyright date: ©2007

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