History Of The Episcopal Church

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  • 1. 
    First major British Christian was ____________ although little is known of him, he is thought to have come from Britain and personally played an important role in shaping the early character of the Celtic Christianity.
  • 2. 
    The ________________ was called because the Celtic and Roman forms of Christianity were causing confusion and economic problems.
  • 3. 
    ______________________ FIRST worked toward liberation of the Church in England from the King.
  • 4. 
    In 1532 Henry VIII appointed ___________________ as the Archbishop of Canterbury who granted him a divorce the next year. Henry was now free to marry his lover Anne Boleyn, who was pregnant with Henry's child. 
  • 5. 
    1534, Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy which made Henry “supreme head in earth of the Church of England." This Act separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, creating the ____________________
  • 6. 
    Edward VI repealed his father's Six Articles, making the Anglican church a __________ institution without Catholic influence and tradition.
  • 7. 
    As soon as Mary I (Bloody Mary) took the throne, she repealed the Reformation legislation and England once again was turned into a _____________ state.
  • 8. 
    Elizabeth I passed the Act of Uniformity in 1559 which forced people to attend Sunday service in an __________Church, no other religions were allowed in the Kingdom.
  • 9. 
    The "three legged stool" of Anglican Theology on which we believe one can understand God is:
    • A. 

      Scripture, Tradition, and Research

    • B. 

      Gossip, History, and the TV Guide

    • C. 

      Scripture, Tradition, and Reason

    • D. 

      History, Clergy, and Reason

  • 10. 
    The first Anglican Church in America was founded in _________________.
  • 11. 
    The Majority of Anglican Clergy in America at the time of the American Revolution were
    • A. 

      In favor of Independence

    • B. 

      Against Independence

  • 12. 
    Since England would not consecrate bishops in America, the first American bishops to be consecrated were done so by bishops from _________. (which we still honor today by a part of our Episcopal shield)
  • 13. 
    The Episcopal Church was "born" at it's first General Convention, which took place in the city of__________________.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Washington DC

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 14. 
    True or False: the Episcopal Church was largely designed by the same people who designed America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The first black clergyman was ______________.
  • 16. 
    The Episcopal church's corporate organization, or business name, is:
    • A. 

      The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society

    • B. 

      The National and World Mission Organization

    • C. 

      The Episcopal Church of the United States

    • D. 

      The Incorporated Protestant Episcopal Church of America

  • 17. 
    In 2006, the Episcopal Church elected its first female Presiding Bishop. Her name is:
    • A. 

      Barbara C. Harris

    • B. 

      Katharine Jefferts Schori

    • C. 

      Katie Couric