The Church of England's presence in the colonies eventually led to the formation of The Episcopal Church in October 1789. Though not technically a successor to the Church of England, the Episcopal Church continued much of its form of doctrine, discipline and worship. It may be argued that there was an informal or unofficial Episcopal Church between the time of the Declaration of Independence and official formation, though its activity varied greatly from parish to parish.
Download and read "The Episcopal Church and the American Revolution" by David L. Holmes from a 1978 issue of the Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Based on the work of the Rev. Donald Smith Armentrout, retired professor of church history and historical theology, the Charles Quintard professor of dogmatic theology, and director of the Advanced Degrees Program at the University of the South’s School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. It had been supplement by Matthew P. Payne, Director of Operations of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.
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