The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701-1959

Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

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Economic growth in North Carolina after World War II caused a suburban boom in the piedmont crescent and stimulated the rapid rise of new congregations. Certain events prior to 1959 also foreshadowed the coming traumas thereafter: civil rights, Vietnam, and the "now" generation among others. Yet from 1701 to 1959 the Church's growth had been so steady that whereas in 1817 there was no diocese and no bishop, in 1959 there were three: the Diocese of North Carolina, with its seat in Raleigh; the Diocese of East Carolina, with its seat in Kinston; and the Diocese of Western North Carolina, with its seat in Asheville. The latter two have chapters of their own describing their progress after separation from the mother diocese.

A group of distinguished historical scholars gathered by Bishop Thomas A. Frazer, Jr., prepared this account as the Church in North Carolina neared its 200th anniversary of the first efforts to organize the Church in North Carolina. 

Hardcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 644 pages

Limited qty. No longer in print.

Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon