Yankee Bishops: Apostles in the New Republic, 1783 to 1873

By Prichard, Robert W. | The Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2017 | Go to article overview

Yankee Bishops: Apostles in the New Republic, 1783 to 1873


Prichard, Robert W., The Catholic Historical Review


Yankee Bishops: Apostles in the New Republic, 1783 to 1873. By Charles R. Henery. [Studies in Episcopal and Anglican Theology, Volume 7.] (New York: Charles Lang. 2016. Pp. xxiv, 352. $93.95. ISBN 978-1-4331-2361-0.)

Readers of this volume should be aware of two elements that are not entirely evident from the title. First, the bishops that are the subject of this volume are bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (more commonly known by the shorter title as the Episcopal Church). There is little or no reference to the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Methodist church, or to any other denomination in America that made use of the title "bishop" in the period covered by the study. This work is the seventh volume in the Studies in Episcopal and Anglican Theology series for which C. K. Robertson serves as the general editor. It is an internal denominational study that looks at the establishment and growth of the episcopate following the American Revolution in one church from that church's sources.

The second element in the title that may not be immediately evident to all readers is that the term "Yankee" is used as a synonym for "American" and not as a descriptor of a particular geographic region within the United States. As Henery explains in the introduction, "the title of this book comes from the British usage of the term 'Yankee' to refer to American bishops in the nineteenth century" (p. 6). Henery surveys the first hundred bishops ordained to serve the Episcopal Church, regardless of where they served in the United States or in the overseas mission field.

Henery organizes his material in seven chapters. Two initial chapters focus on the establishment and expansion of an American episcopate before (chap. 1) and after (chap. 2) the year 1811. The dividing date is one that has long been used in Episcopal histories to distinguish early bishops who had experience in the colonial Anglican Church from a younger second generation that came to maturity after the Revolution. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Yankee Bishops: Apostles in the New Republic, 1783 to 1873
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.