Date Thesis Awarded

5-2010

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Religious Studies

Advisor

Michael A. Daise

Committee Member

Maureen Fitzgerald

Committee Member

Kathleen E. Jenkins

Abstract

Investigating the historical sacramental precedents of the Bohemian Reformation and the current Episcopal schism, I aim to realign the debate that surrounds TEC by resettling the main questions in a new environment. Rather than engage in theological discourse on sources and interpretation, which has been thoroughly explored with only further entrenchment occurring, I will discuss the questions of schism and sacramental exclusivity in a historical and social context. Rather than something new and thus a break from tradition, I will argue that the current machinations of TEC reflect a common historical pattern of the institutional reflection of societal values. Just as the Bohemian Reformation challenged sacramental exclusivity supported by the Catholic hierarchy of the day, the current Episcopal Church allows for a questioning of the sacramental exclusivity that exists within the modern institutional churches.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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