Revolutionary Anglicanism

The Colonial Church of England Clergy during the American Revolution

  • Nancy L. Rhoden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. Nancy L. Rhoden
    Pages 37-63
  4. Nancy L. Rhoden
    Pages 116-143
  5. Nancy L. Rhoden
    Pages 144-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 148-205

About this book


This study describes the diverse experiences and political opinions of the colonial Anglican clergy during the American Revolution. As an intercolonial study, it depicts regional variations, but also the full range of ministerial responses including loyalism, neutrality, and patriotism. Rhoden explores the extraordinary dilemmas which tested these members of the King's church, from the 1760s controversy over a proposed episcopate to the 1780s formation of the Episcopal Church, and thoroughly demonstrates the impact of the Revolution on their lives and their church.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Nancy L. Rhoden
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  1. 1.University of Southern IndianaEvansvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40556-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51292-4
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