Wednesday, March 1, 2017


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A HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH SCHISM IN SOUTH CAROLINA

by Ronald James Caldwell, PhD, Professor of History Emeritus

(last revised March 25, 2017)




Contract to publish with Wipf and Stock Publishers, of Eugene OR. To be about 600 pages in two volumes. Footnotes=2,226. Bibliography of Works Cited=892 items. Author examined 2,500 works in research. Expected time of book publication---late 2017 or early 2018.


Details:


Chapter 1, "South Carolina and the Episcopal Church before 2003,"  app. 42,500 words. 397 footnotes.


Chapter 2, "The Crisis of 2003 in the Episcopal Church and Its Immediate Aftermath," 58,000 words. 596 footnotes.


Chapter 3, "The Diocese of South Carolina in the Early Lawrence Years, 2008-2009," 26,000 words. 283 footnotes.


Chapter 4, "Storm Clouds, 2010-2011,"  25,000 words. 222 footnotes.


Chapter 5, "The Crisis of 2012,"  35,000 words. 324 footnotes.


Chapter 6, "Two Dioceses, 2013 and after," 44,000 words. 404 footnotes.


Chapter 7, "Conclusion," 15 pages single spaced, 8,423 words.


Bibliography of Works Cited, 66 pages listing 892 items.

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS




 

CHAPTER 1: 
    
SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH BEFORE 2003.

a. A New Colony.

b. A New Church and a New Diocese.

c. Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century.

d. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Twentieth Century.

     (1) 1900-1960.

     (2) The Background of the Revolution in the Episcopal         Church.

     (3) Revolutionary Reforms and Bishop Gray Temple (1961-1982).

          (a) Race.

          (b) Prayer Book.

          (c) Women's Ordination.

          (d) Homosexuality.

     (4) Counter-Revolution and Bishop Christopher FitzSimons Allison (1982-1990).

          (a) The Roots of Counter-Revolution.

          (b) Christopher FitzSimons Allison.

          (c) Bishop Allison's Counter-Revolution, 1982-1990.

     (5) Counter-Revolution and Bishop Edward L. Salmon, Jr., 1990-2002.

          (a) Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr.

          (b) The Return of the issue of Homosexuality, 1990-1996.

          (c) The Loosening of Bonds, 1997.

          (d) Walking the Tightrope, 1998-2002.

e. Conclusion.

CHAPTER 2:
    
THE CRISIS OF 2003 IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND ITS IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH.

a. The Background of the Robinson Affair.

b. The Robinson Affair.

c. The Aftermath of the Robinson Affair.

     (1) Reactions in the Diocese of South Carolina.

     (2) Reactions in the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church.

     (3) The Consecration of Bishop Robinson.

     (4) The Chapman Memo.

d. The Diocese of South Carolina in the Late Salmon Years, 2004-2007.

     (1) The Immediate Backlash against the Episcopal Church.

     (2) The All Saints Case.

     (3) The Backlash against the Episcopal Church, 2004-2006.

     (4) A New Presiding Bishop.

     (5)The Search for a New Bishop.

     (6) The Election of a New Bishop.

     (7) The Failure to Gain Consents.

     (8) The Success in Gaining Consents.

e. Four Dioceses Declare Separation from the Episcopal Church.

     (1) San Joaquin.

     (2) Pittsburgh.

     (3) Quincy.

     (4) Fort Worth.

CHAPTER 3:
    
THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE EARLY LAWRENCE YEARS, 2008-2009.

a. The Life of Mark Joseph Lawrence to 2008.

     (1) Bakersfield.

     (2) Finding Religion.

     (3) Ministry, 1980-2007.

          (a) McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

          (b) The Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Episcopal Church.

          (c) Life Ties.

          (d) Back to Bakersfield.

          (e) Lawrence and the Episcopal Church Issues of Homosexuality.

b. Building Bonds, 2008.

     (1) The Ordination and Consecration of Bishop Lawrence.

     (2) The Presiding Bishop's Visit to Charleston, February 24-25, 2008.

     (3) Building Bonds before Lambeth 2008.

     (4) Lambeth 2008.

     (5) Building Bonds after Lambeth 2008.

c. Testing Bonds, 2009.

     (1) Background of General Convention, 2009.

     (2) The General Convention of 2009.

     (3) The Aftermath of the General Convention of 2009.

     (4) Clergy Conference, August 13.

     (5) Background of the Special Convention of October 24.

     (6) The Special Convention of October 24.

     (7) The Aftermath of the Special Convention.

CHAPTER 4:
 
STORM CLOUDS, 2010-2011.

a. 2010.

     (1) The Logan/Tisdale Affair, January-February.

     (2) The Diocesan Convention, March 26.

     (3) Tensions, March-September.

     (4) The Special Convention, October 15.

     (5) The Aftermath of the Special Convention.
b. 2011.

     (1) The Diocesan Convention, February 18-19.

     (2) A Gathering Storm, March-September.

     (3) The Disciplinary Board for Bishops, September-November.

     (4) Quit Claim Deeds, November-December.

CHAPTER 5:
    
THE CRISIS OF 2012.

a. Background of the General Convention, January-June.

     (1) The Return of the Issue of Homosexuality.

     (2) The Annual Diocesan Convention, March 10.

     (3) Preparations for a Crisis, March-July.

b. The General Convention, July.

     (1) The Controversial Resolutions.

     (2) The Walk-Out.

c. The Aftermath in South Carolina, July-October.

     (1) The Declaration of a Crisis.

     (2) The Secret Plan, August.

     (3) Outward and Inward Signs, September-October 2.

d. The Episcopal Church and Bishop Lawrence, September/October.

e. Schism.

     (1) October 15.

     (2) October 17.

f. The Contest for Legitimacy, October-December.

     (1) A War of Words.

     (2) Awaiting the Special Convention.

     (3) The Special Convention of November 17, 2012.

     (4) The Renunciation and the Release and Removal of Bishop Lawrence.

     (5) The Eve of the Legal War, December 2012.

CHAPTER 6:

TWO DIOCESES, 2013 AND AFTER.

a. Charting a New Course.

b. To State Court, Early 2013.

c. The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.

     (1) Rebuilding the Diocese.

     (2) The Issues of Homosexuality and Racism.

d. The Diocese of South Carolina.

     (1) The Search for Meaning.

     (2) The Search for Identity.

     (3) Membership and Income.

e. To Federal Court, 2013-.

     (1) vonRosenberg v. Lawrence.

     (2) Other Actions in Federal Courts.

f. The War in State Courts, March 2013-.

     (1) Preparing for Trial.

     (2) The Circuit Court Trial, July 8-25, 2014.

     (3) The Supreme Court of South Carolina.

CHAPTER 7:
    
CONCLUSION.